Approximately twenty towers of varying sizes stood in Zuoz in the 14th century. Such a mighty sixteen metre-high tower, dating back to the year 1305, was uncovered within the fabric of Chesa Madalena. The house, located in the centre of Zuoz, was used as a farmhouse until 1999.
As an art gallery was planned, both the hay loft and the upper storey of the tower with its wooden shingle roof could be left as unheated spaces.
Along with other fascinating historical rooms in the former farmhouse, these rooms now house the Tschudi Gallery's art exhibitions.