The Centro Stefano Franscini is beautifully located on Monte Verità above Ascona, in the Southern part of Switzerland. Monte Verità, "the Mountain of Truth", was founded by a group of utopians, whose wish was the return to a natural way of life. In the early decades of the 20th century numerous artists, intellectuals and students made Monte Verità their cultural centre.
In 1989 a private foundation was established whose members comprise the Canton Ticino, the Town Council of Ascona and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). It aims at encouraging international cultural activities on an academic level through seminars and conventions on a large diversity of scientific topics.
The conference centre includes a hotel, a restaurant, two lecture halls, various seminar rooms and a computer room. The surroundings of the centre offer excellent opportunities for woodland walks, jogging (Vita Parcours), a park with a tennis court (ca. CHF 10.- per hour) and a museum about the history of the location.
Centro Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, CH-6612 Ascona, Switzerland