History of the residence

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History of the Residence

The house was originally the property of the Balsari family, pharmacists from the 17th century, who later opened their drugstore in Martiri Square.

The Balsari’s had a great passion for music: this is the reason why the house is decorated with musical instruments and books. Each apartment is a tribute to a famous Italian composer, to celebrate national cultural heritage.

The gardens: ancient roots

Antica Casa Balsari offers our guests the unique occasion to relax and connect with nature. In our private garden, you can walk amongst ancient camelias, aromatic herbs, azaleas, rhododendrons, olea fragrans and many other plants.

There’s a barbecue available and tables to eat in the open air.
There is also a space to hang out your laundry and a rustic building, used as a relaxation area.

Bikes are available for adults and children: perfect for your excursions into nature, from Ticino Natural Park to Bosco Solivo, in the woods.

The library: the charm of culture

Culture is important to us, and our well-equipped library is the perfect spot to enjoy it.
Modern and Contemporary History, Philosophy, Religion History, Sociology, Anthropology, early 900’s manuals and much more.
In the oldest part you will be surrounded by family memories, antique books and important relics from both World Wars.

Do you enjoy good music?
Our large CD collection, which includes the most important Classical Music works, is available to you.

In the most modern part of library, there is also a conference room with 25 seats, a 40’ flat screen TV and a DVD player.

Wi-Fi internet is free of charge.


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