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Casa Carlo Cattaneo

The historic and symbolic building in Castagnola, where Carlo Cattaneo lived in the twenty years following 1849, is now our headquarters and laboratory for research and thought. 


From historical dwelling to laboratory of thought

Casa Cattaneo IBSA Foundation

Historical background

Carlo Cattaneo lived in the House in the twenty years after 1849, and from his study overlooking the lake, in what was then a residence surrounded by vineyards and fruit trees, he was the protagonist of an intense cultural and political activity that had an enormous impact on the growth of his territory, Canton Ticino, and on the social and cultural development of the community.

5 – 20.09.2023 – IBSA Foundation _ inaugurazione Casa Carlo Cattaneo, Lugano – in foto da sx Silvia Misiti, Arturo LIcenziati, Michele Foletti, Marina Carobbio Guscetti, Raffaele De Rosa, Roberto  (2)

Renovation and opening

On 20 September 2023, the inauguration of the renovated house and new headquarters of the IBSA Foundation took place, in the presence of Mayor Michele Foletti, Roberto Badaracco of the Culture, Sport and Events Department, and other political and institutional representatives of the Canton of Ticino and the City of Lugano.