Monte Verità was and still is a pole of attraction for people seeking an alternative lifestyle. Their dream was shared, at least in part, with an art movement ‒ the Bauhaus ‒ that has reached its first century of life. Born in 1919, in Weimar, it has influenced dance, theatre, design and architecture... arriving, in 1927, in Ascona, where the Bauhaus-style hotel was built by the architect Emil Fahrenkamp. The cultural aura of Monte Verità influenced the whole region, from Minusio to Onsernone Valley, and many people were drawn to Ascona by curiosity.
Jasmine Trogu, Hospitality Manager of the Monte Verità hotel
We only have one television set. For the World Cup, we had to bring it into the hall to watch the games.