The Asilo Ciani is restored to its former glory

20 March 2023  —  News  —  by Luca Grassi
The Asilo Ciani has been inaugurated after lengthy restoration works. It has once again opened its doors as a venue for events and conferences.

A modern location immersed in the past.

"The Asilo Ciani is a place of memories and affections - as emphasized by Mayor Michele Foletti - where, since 1892, many children have been able to receive care and attention, experiencing their first games, communication, and learning experiences. With the restoration project, we have found the right balance between respecting the historical substance, conservation needs, and the necessity of equipping the Asilo Ciani with modern and functional spaces for hosting different types of events."

The Asilo Ciani is a highly attractive venue for the Events and Conferences Division. "In Lugano, the demand for event venues is always very high," specified Vice-Mayor and Head of the Department of Culture, Sports, and Events, Roberto Badaracco. "Thanks to its central location, adjacent to the Palazzo dei Congressi and a convenient underground car park, the completely renovated Asilo Ciani completes the offering with a wide range of prestigious spaces for corporate events, conferences, exhibitions, weddings, and much more. The success of the venue is already assured: for this year, even before the inauguration, over sixty events have already been confirmed, and numerous institutions have already reserved dates for 2024 and 2025."

For more information, please visit the page dedicated to Asilo Ciani.

One of the rooms with fully programmable lighting.

One of the rooms with fully programmable lighting.

An aerial view of the Asilo Ciani after restoration.

An aerial view of the Asilo Ciani after restoration.

The restored skylight maintains the original iron structure.

The restored skylight maintains the original iron structure.

Inauguration of the restored Asilo Ciani.

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