Fondazione Monte Verità

In 1964, Baron Eduard von der Heydt bequeathed the Monte Verità complex to the Swiss Republic and Canton of Ticino with the request that "Monte Verità be used for international artistic and cultural activities at the highest level".

In 1989, the Canton of Ticino and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) of Zurich established, respectively, the Monte Verità Foundation-which to this day manages the Monte Verità Conference and Cultural Centre and the Congressi Stefano Franscini, a platform for international scientific conferences at the highest level.

Monte Verità: a place for everyone


The board of Foundation Monte Verità is composed of 7 members:

Representing the Canton Ticino:

  • Manuele Bertoli (President)
  • Boas Erez
  • Yvonne Pesenti
  • Raffaele Regazzoni

Representing the Swiss federal institutes of technology

  • Günther Dissertori (ETH Zurich)
  • Edoardo Charbon (EPF Lausanne)

Representing the commune of Ascona

  • Maurizio Checchi


Administrative Manager

Stefania Gallo

Cultural Manager

Nicoletta Mongini

Event Manager

Liliana Cantoreggi

Hospitality Manager

Giuseppe Maruca