Monte Verità in Ascona



Monte Verità, the “Hill of Truth”, stands nearly 1200 feet tall and overlooks the town of Ascona and the surrounding Lago Maggiore. The hill, which has hosted scholars for nearly 100 years, began its tradition when Rudolf von Laban set up his nudist school of “Natural and Expressive Dance” in 1913. During and after World War I artists flocked to Ascona for various reasons and by the late 60’s Monte Verità had become a fertile ground for philosophers, writers, and artists. It was visited by Isadora Duncan, Carl Jung, Herman Hesse, and Paul Klee among others. The buildings atop the hill are used mostly by the Conference Center, with some original rooms being preserved as a museum commemorating Monte Verità‘s rich history

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