Vincenzo Vela Museum

The Vincenzo Vela Museum (Museo Vincenzo Vela) relates the art and history of nineteenth-century Italy and Switzerland. The museum is located at the foot of Monte San Giorgio (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Conceived by the great realist sculptor Vincenzo Vela from Ticino (1820-91) and in addition to Vincenzo Vela’s gallery of monumental plaster casts it includes the bequests of the sculptor Lorenzo Vela (1812-97) and painter Spartaco Vela (1854-95), a remarkable collection of nineteenth-century Lombard and Piedmontese paintings, hundreds of autograph drawings and one of the earliest private collections of photographs in Switzerland.

Museum: Vincenzo Vela Museum
City: Ligornetto
Country: Switzerland
Address: Largo Vincenzo Vela Casella