Visconti Castle and Casa Rusca, Locarno

History and culture in a city famous for its warm welcome.

The Visconti Castle in Locarno, built in the 13th century by the Visconti family, houses the City of Locarno Civic Museum of Archaeology in several of its rooms. Its collection of Roman glassware, discovered during archaeological digs in the Locarno area, is internationally renowned. You can also admire the rooms dedicated to prehistoric Locarno, Romanesque art and the collection of Apulian vases.
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The Casa Rusca Municipal Gallery is an essential destination for contemporary art lovers. This 18th-century noble residence, which opened as a museum in 1987, has over the years been home to numerous temporary retrospective exhibitions dedicated to Swiss and international artists alike. The museum also manages the city’s exquisite art collections, and in particular the Arp Bequest, which includes works by Marguerite and Jean Arp, Sophie Taeuber, Van Doesburg, Janco, Arcay, Calder, Mortensen, Poncet, Kassak, Fruhtrunk, Segal and Vasarely.
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Free entry with the Swiss Museum Pass.

The Visconti Castle and Civic Museum of Archaeology do not have disabled access.

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