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The “Portici” – arches – of morcotesian houses, are considered among the most beautiful in the Ticino, and were constructed using noble stones and columns obtained from abandoned ancient village houses in the period from 1300 to 1500.

San Rocco

The Church of San Rocco

The Church was built between 1548 and 1553, on the basis of several projects by Arturo Maspoli. All masonry, including decorations, were entirely executed by the inhabitants, which saw his work voluntarily and the church was dedicated to the patron saint of plague victims.

The Tower

The tower is one of the few examples of medieval architecture left in our village and dates to 1249.