Guided tours are available to let visitors discover the different periods, themes and personalities who helped shape the legend of Monte Verità.
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Discover the fascinating history of the “Hill of Utopia”, following a path through the park accompanied by tellings of personalities, historical periods, buildings, projects and examples of utopias. From the anarchists to the reformers, from the typical “air-light” huts to the Bauhaus, from art to literature, from Baron von der Heydt to Harald Szeemann – testimonies and witnesses of a century of history.
Duration: 90 minutesPrice: CHF 150.- (max 20 persons)On request
Explore the fascinating history of Monte Verità (The mountain of truth) through the memories of Hetty Rogantini De Beauclair, daughter of the former secretary of the Monte Verità vegetarian colony Alexander Wilhelm De Beauclair and a precious witness of life on the hilltop. Born and raised at Monte Verità and having spent a number of years as the caretaker of the Casa Anatta Museum, Hetty will take you on a journey back in time, bringing the hilltop and its protagonists back to life with curious anecdotes of this unique place.
With this guided tour we discover the exciting art collection which von der Heydt left on Monte Verità: with his collection of masterpieces of Asian Fine Arts, primitive sculpture and European paintings from three centuries the Baron transformed his Modern Style "Bauhaus" Hotel in a museum to live in.
Duration: 90 minutesPrice: CHF 150.00 (max. 20 persons)On request
On this guided tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the charming Casa Anatta and the historic art exhibition and installation of 1978 by the famous curator Harald Szeemann entitled Le mammelle della verità (The breasts of truth). Divided into various thematic sections, the exhibition charts the history of the utopias cultivated at Monte Verità and the intellectual and artistic ferment that pervaded the entire region from 1869 onwards. The museum tour also includes a new exhibition entitled The Truths of a Mountain, which introduces the figure of Harald Szeemann and offers an insight into how the exhibition Le mammelle della verità came together.
OPENING FROM 21.05.2017
The tea ceremony begins with a detailed introduction to the culture of tea. After this you will be able visit the Zen Garden, participate in the tea ceremony (tea tasting included) which takes places at Monte Verità Tea House. After this there will still be time to answer your questions, visit the workshop and talk about tea culture.
Duration: 90 minutesSchedule: every 1 e 3 Saturdays of the month at 17.00 pm (november-march) and at 18.00 pm (april-october)Cost: CHF 45.00 , groups on request
Reservation: Casa del Tè +41 (0)91 791 43 00
Visit with us some of the following energetic places: the Hill of Truth, with his geomantic characteristics; the Valley of Silence, a fascinating natural cathedral; the top of the Balladrum with its Celtic remains and the wonderful view over the Lake Maggiore; the source Madonna della Fontana, a very popular place of pilgrimage. Through stories and simple exercises we are able to immerse ourselves in the history and magical atmosphere of this area.
The excursions are accompanied by experts in places of power.In cooperation with www.centrodelcuore.ch.
Duration: About 110 or 170 min. (actual walking time about 60 or 90 min.)Schedule: ON REQUEST. From 5 personsWalking: Low /middle difficultyNecessary: Suitable footwear and protection against sun and rain.Price: CHF 25.00 or 35.00, groups on request