The recent restoration (1997-2001)

The villa underwent several alterations, particularly in the second decade of the nineteenth century. During its latest restoration, the architect Mario Botta converted the artist's nineteenth-century residence into a modern museum-home, equipped with all the indispensable requisites of today's museums. He also restored the octagonal hall to its former centrality, and created a new type of display system for Vincenzo Vela's monumental works.

Il progetto di Mario Botta per la casa-museo Vincenzo Vela (PDF, 2 MB, 05.05.2009)(un saggio di Enrico Sassi pubblicato dalla rivista “Archi”, n. 6/2002)

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Museo Vincenzo Vela
Casella Postale 8
Largo Vincenzo Vela
6853 Ligornetto
Phone +41 58 481 30 44
Fax +41 58 481 30 43
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