Olympic Museum

Inaugurated in June 1993, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne is the world’s largest center of information concerning the Olympic movement. Its external architecture is reminiscent of ancient Greece. The whiteness of its walls, faced with Thasos marble, symbolizes purity, fair play and also the brightness of the Mediterranean sun.  Inside the 3000 year history of…

Madonna del Sasso Sanctuary

This national sanctuary is a very frequented place of pilgrimage in Ticino. In this place the Virgin is said to have appeared to a Franciscan monk in 1480. In the following year, 1481, the first chapel was built, and then gradually enlarged until 1663, when it finally became a convent. Until 1848 it was occupied…

Hallwil castle

The barons of Hallwil were first mentioned in 1113. The castle in the Aargovian Seetal was gradually erected, through several intermediate phases, between the 11th and 13th century. The castle has remained a private property until 1925, when it was inherited by a foundation trust.