Having historically been a hub for meetings, discussions and socialising, Monte Verità boasts years of experience in running seminars and medium-sized residential conferences (up to 120 guests). Since 1989, it has housed the center "Congressi Stefano Franscini" (ETH Zurich), which in turn draws thousands of top researchers from all over the world to Monte Verità every year.
The Monte Verità conference centre has a campus-like structure, comprising a hotel, conference halls, restaurant and park. All of this is imbued with the fascinating legacy of a significant chapter in European 20th century cultural history, that of the Monte Verità vegetarian colony.
Monte Verità is a high hill and a cultural-historical ensemble in the Swiss canton of Ticino. The site is in the municipality of Ascona, about half a kilometre north-west of the old town. Monte Verità, located on Lake Maggiore, was a well-known meeting place for the life-reformers, pacifists, artists, writers and supporters of various alternative movements in the first decades of the 20th century.