Image 0 - Il soffitto della Cervia di Bellinzona
Image 1 - Il soffitto della Cervia di Bellinzona
Image 2 - Il soffitto della Cervia di Bellinzona

Il soffitto della Cervia di Bellinzona

Il soffitto della Cervia di Bellinzona

Un tesoro del Rinascimento ricostruito

Multimedia exhibition at Castelgrande in Bellinzona

19 November 2021 - 27 February 2022

Thanks to modern multimedia techniques, the exhibition in Bellinzona's Castelgrande offers to the public the reconstruction, of a particularly valuable work of art once located in a Renaissance palace in the centre of Bellinzona, which was unfortunately demolished in 1970.

An extraordinary series of 280 colour images painted on sheets of paper once glued to the wooden ceiling panels, of remarkable quality, has fortunately been saved and some of them are on permanent show in the evocative setting of the Museum in Castelgrande, while the others are not normally visible to the public.

On this exceptional occasion you can admire this work in its entirety, thanks to a careful multimedia reconstruction, based on recent research carried out by art historian Vera Segre.

Numerous portraits of historical and literary figures are depicted, from ancient history and literature, biblical, Greek and Roman, as well as medieval and Renaissance.

The repertoire of musical instruments depicted is also very interesting, as well as the illustrations of animals, mostly related to hunting, some of them of exotic origin, and others linked to myth.

The series of images dedicated to the "upside-down world" is particularly charming, indicating a link with the Carnival tradition, probably well alive in Bellinzona since that time.

ATTENTION: Castelgrande will be closed on 25 December 2021 and therefore it is not possible to enter the exhibition.



  • OPENING Mon... Sun: 10.30 - 16.00
  • CATEGORIES Exhibitions and fairs