The World’s Longest Museum (MuLM) is an itinerary south of the Alps, between Switzerland and Italy, winding through Canton Ticino, Piedmont and Lombardy. Encounter museums, quarries, dams and unique landscapes along the journey from the 2,100 m a.s.l. of the Gotthard Pass to the heart of Milan. The chronicles of the railroad and of cycling, the stories of motorcycling and aeronautics, waterways and stone paths, the world of the Belle Époque and that of peasant life, the pursuit of technology and the forces of nature — these are some of the stories told by the MuLM through museums, collections, exhibitions, events and itineraries which show the perennial comparison between human beings and their environment. A dialogue capable of shaping the lives of generations as well as the landscape of these lands. A journey made up of destinations to be reached and itineraries to be traveled slowly, pedaling with the breezes of the valleys and the smile of discovery.
The Interreg Program
The MuLM, which started in November 2020, is a three-year project under the Interreg V-A Italy-Switzerland Program 2014-2020. In addition to the two lead partners, Consorzio Est Ticino Villoresi on the Italian side and Ente Regionale per lo Sviluppo del Bellinzonese e Valli on the Swiss side, important organizations and associations from the regions involved in the project have joined with the aim of enhancing the natural and cultural heritage. In Italy: the Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology, the Augusta Museum Foundation, the Madonna del Ghisallo Cycling Museum Foundation, the Val Grande National Park, the Municipality of Olgiate Olona, and the company Le Rogge s.r.l. In Switzerland: the OTR Bellinzonese and Alto Ticino, the Leventina Museum Association, the Municipalities of Serravalle and Faido, the Pro San Gottardo Foundation, and the CSG Swiss Railpark St. Gotthard. The goal is to return places rich in history and culture to their rightful visibility, making them fully usable by an informed public. Read more about on www.interreg-italiasvizzera.eu