The building that houses the Caffè dell'Arte dates back to the 15th century, and is one of the historic structures in the ancient section of Locarno.
The Caffè dell'Arte was founded in 2003, on the ashes of an old tavern, combining style and elegance with the fascination of art, contributing to the rebirth of Locarno's historic center.
The Bed and Breakfast Caffè dell'Arte was opened in 2007. The Bed & Breakfast started on the first floor with only two rooms, and then grew to three and finally arrived at nice total. Nine different rooms, all different from one another, with unique names and designs.
Caffè dell'arte Boutique Rooms. For the seduction of senses.
The central space of the building is enriched by the presence of the Art Gallery Patrizio Patelli Foundation. Art is the fil-rouge which has distinguished the Foundation's activity since it was set up.
The Gallery has the two-fold aim of ensuring, with the proceeds of its sales, the financing of the socio-assistance targets of the Foundation and promoting and documenting the artistic and cultural expression of Svizzera Italiana.
The Galleria d'Arte exhibition space is expanding to the upper floors, giving the Foundation the possibility to reap the benefits from the sale of the objects and works on exhibition. Paintings - handmade lamps - objects to be admired and purchased in a totally relaxing atmosphere. A portion of the profits from the sale of the works and objects on exhibition in the rooms and exhibition space of the Patrizio Patelli Galleria d'Arte goes to the Patrizio Patelli Foundation for the implementation of its social/assistance projects.