Holy Week Processions in Mendrisio

2023 edition

The next edition of the Holy Week Processions in Mendrisio will take place on 28 and 29 March 2024 at 20:30.

More details will follow.

A tradition 400 years old.

Fascinating mixture of popular religiosity, mysticism, theatricality and art, the citizens of Mendrisio of all ages participate as participants in the event.

A deeply rooted tradition that may perhaps seem anachronistic. But it is precisely the observance of a ritual handed down by the fathers to revive, punctually every year, the unique spirit that you breathe through the ancient streets of the village, during the processions and on the days before them.

An unmissable and unique event, where history becomes a spectacle in the perpetuation of tradition.

Our Heritage in a nutshell

The UNESCO intangible cultural heritage bears witness to the richness and diversity of our traditions. The new explanatory video presents the most important information on the Mendrisio Holy Week Processions in an understandable way. A video in drawing format, simple and attractive, provides interesting background information on our centuries-old heritage.

Explanatory video Mendrisio Holy Week Processions

Where to sleep...

These are your holidays and, whatever your accommodation, there's nothing like a healthy night's sleep.
Hotel, holiday apartment, B&B, farmhouse, camping or hostel all have one thing in common: the sense of hospitality that reigns in Mendrisiotto. Discover how hospitality is our workhorse.
There are many accommodation options in the region. All you have to do is choose whether you prefer the calm shores of the lake and the picturesque villages such as Riva San Vitale, Capolago and Brusino, or the cool mountains and green valleys. Here, you will find solutions for every taste and need. Make your choice. We watch over your dreams.