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Monte Verità

Monte Verita

Monte Verità is a hill in Ascona, which has served as the site of many different  alternative and Utopian communities and cultural events since the beginning of the twentieth century. Visit Congressi Stefano Franscini for more information on the venue and its history and the picture gallery for impressions of the conference venue. 

How to get there:

Locarno is the closest railway station. Travel from Locarno to Monte Verità is possible by public transport (bus) or taxi.

Public bus
Bus Nr. 1 from Locarno railway station to Ascona (stop Ascona Posta) and then Bus Nr. 5 ("Buxi") from Ascona to Monte Verità. Duration: 15-20 minutes for Line Nr 1. + 8 minutes for Line Nr. 5.
Cost: 2.20 CHF for one way ticket from Locarno to Ascona + 2.00 CHF for a one way ticket from Ascona to Monte Verità


A taxi rank is situated at Locarno train station. There are a number of taxi companies, EcoTaxi is the cheapest. Book under +41 91 792 21 01 or 0800 321 321(toll free number from Swiss phones only)
Duration: approx. 15 min.
Cost: approx. CHF 24.--

Further directions to the conference venue.

Should you intend to travel by car, please note that parking is limited at Monte Verità.