Culture Island – swissinfo

Chiasso is an unlikely bastion of the arts, crossed as it is by the main North-South traffic arteries. Yet these faceless urban quarters are now home to an extraordinary experiment called “Culture Island”. The arts began to gain popularity and importance in the town several years ago, when the municipality set up its own department of culture to meet public demand for something that genuinely enhanced people’s quality of life, rather than simply providing new ways of passing the time.

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