Piazza Ticino

Stefano Franscini was a Ticino politician in the first half of the nineteenth century. So as to guide the canton’s various cities towards an understanding, given that each one of them had claims to being the capital, Franscini suggested building a new city on Monte Ceneri, making it the capital and calling it Concordia.

Let’s try to bring Franscini’s message into the present day, making this place – Piazza Ticino – the emblem of the “concord.” Pick someone who’s with you and hug one another. Do the same thing with someone you don’t know. Act with discretion and courtesy, only doing so if the other person is happy with the idea. This gratuitous gesture of brotherhood will demonstrate how today, more than ever before, Monte Ceneri is the mountain that unites.