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    Monte Generoso

    by elgin99 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The mountain with the best view of the canton Ticino.
    One reaches the point comfortably after a 40-minute journey with the rack railway. She starts in Capolago (274 m.ü. M.) and leads by untouched nature. On the point a modern infrastructure offers catering possibilities in the restaurant as well as overnight stay possibilities for individuals and for groups.

    From the "Vetta" (1 ' 704 m.ü. M.) which one reaches at 10 minutes on foot from the railway station one enjoys a miraculous look at the lake area, the lombardische plain up to the Apennines as well as on the Alpine chain. The look reaches from the Finsteraarhorn to the Matterhorn and from the Jungfrau up to Monte Rosa.
    (One view in Travelogue.)

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    lugano one of the Swiss holiday places

    by hanspeter_W. Written Aug 29, 2009

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    Lugano, the largest town in the holiday region of Ticino, is not only Switzerland's third most important financial centre and a conference, banking and business centre, but also a town of parks and flowers, villas and sacred buildings. With Mediterranean flair, Lugano offers all the advantages of a world-class city, combined with the cachet of a small town. Detail

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    A must is a visit to a grotto

    by bianchis Updated Oct 19, 2006

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    A Grotto the typical Tessiner Grotto is a rustikaler building and is usually at a remote, shady place with a cool cellar where the famous vino is stored and a area under the trees or a terrace, with stone tables and banks.

    Typical dishes: Salami and mortadella from the "butcher", Minestrone, tripe, Risotto, mariniert fish, Vitello, cold and warm roast with salad and roasted potatoes, Polenta with roasts (brasato), rabbit stew, (cazzoela), mushrooms, cheese and fresh cheese, Zabaglione (eggnog), bread cakes, peaches soaked in wine.
    Merlot, the house wine or the Barbera with Gazzosa (lemonade) taste best from the Boccalino or the Tazzino.

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    Monte Tamaro

    by loisl Written Aug 25, 2005

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    a great mountain expirience, for hiking, mountain biking or just for a short trip to enjoy the great view from the top.

    If you are interested in culture and architecture you find a jewel here to.
    The church Santa Maria degli Angeli designed by the world famous architect Mario Botta, a wonder of contemporary architecture, with the paintings of Enzo Cucchi.

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    Water Sports

    by loisl Written Aug 18, 2005

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    Specially during the hot summer months it is very refreshing to enjoy the cool water of the many mountain rivers.

    But carefull:
    Water levels can change very quickly due to weather reason or water power dams upriver!!!
    Obey the warning signs!

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    Lugano, S. Maria degli Angioli

    by elgin99 Written Jul 7, 2005

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    Originally the church belonged to a monastery of Minorites. She rescues the most famous Renaissance wall picture of Switzerland. The monastery was founded 1490, church later. The fresco painting of the passion and crucifixion of Christ is a masterpiece of Bernardino Luini.
    Very impressive church!

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    Lugano, Cruise on lake

    by elgin99 Updated Jul 7, 2005

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    A boat tour on Lugano Lake is worthful to do. Around the beautiful plants and high mountains.
    Do it only as a tour or as the start for a trip to Monte Generoso, like we did.

    There are a lot of possibilities for cruises over the lake. During the day or specials on evening, sometimes with firework.
    Websites are in many languages, please, look there.

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    Sonogno, baking oven

    by elgin99 Written Jul 7, 2005

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    Nicht nur das großartige Panorama, auch der malerische Ortskern zieht im Sommer zahlreiche Touristen nach Sonogno. Die grauen Granithäuser mit Holzbalkonen und prächtigem Blumenschmuck sind sehr reizvoll.
    Ein altes steinernes Backhaus, das noch benutzt wird, findet sich unweit der Kirche.

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    Sonogno, village

    by elgin99 Written Jul 7, 2005

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    Das Dorf ist der letzte und einer der reizvollsten Orte des Verzasca-Tales. Umgeben von den eindrucksvollen Gipfeln des Monte Zucchero (2736 m), der Corona di Redorta (2804 m) sowie dem Pizzo Barone (2864 m) liegt Sonogno auf einem Felssporn zwischen den beiden Quellflüssen der Verzasca. Die Anfang des 15. Jh. erstmalig urkundlich erwähnte Gemeinde hat heute noch etwa 100 Einwohner. Kultur und Brauchtum der Talbewohner, Woll- und Leinenweberei, profane und religiöse Volkskunst sind im Heimatmuseum Museo di Val Versazca (Mai–Okt. tgl. 11.30–16.30 Uhr) eindrucksvoll präsentiert. In den ansprechenden Boutiquen des Dorfes findet man Schnitzereien sowie naturgefärbte Wolle und Textilien der Region.

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    Lavertezzo Bridge

    by elgin99 Written Jul 7, 2005

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    Die größte Sehenswürdigkeit von Lavertezzo ist jedoch die etwas weiter flussaufwärts gelegene Ponte dei Salti, fälschlicherweise auch Ponte Romano genannt. Die zweibogige Natursteinbrücke, deren Mittelpfeiler auf einem mächtigen Gneisfelsen im Bett der Verzasca ruht, stammt nicht aus römischer Zeit, sondern aus dem Mittelalter. 1906 wurde sie vom Hochwasser zerstört und wieder aufgebaut. Nur eine niedrige Steinbrüstung begrenzt die Brücke, von der man einen grandiosen Blick in das wilde Bett der Verzasca mit ihren bizarren Felsskulpturen bis hinüber zur Silhouette der Kirche hat.Im Sommer zieht es Mengen von Ausflüglern an diese idyllische Stelle, was zu erheblichen Verkehrs- und Parkproblemen führen kann.

    Baden ist hier sehr beliebt, und gefährlich. Auch Mutproben - das Springen von der Brücke in die Tiefe und das eiskalte Wasser. Wie dies ausschaut? Beängstigend! In einem Album der Travelogue sind Bilder davon enthaten.

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    Lavertezzo

    by elgin99 Written Jul 7, 2005

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    Der Ort (536 ms) im Valle Verzaska ist der einstige Gerichtsort der Landvögte. Das Besondere ist der reizvolle alte Ortskern, den die Pfarrkirche S. Maria degli Angeli aus dem 15. Jh. dominiert. Die Innenausstattung stammt aus dem 18./19. Jh. Bemerkenswert ist die Rosenkranzkapelle mit einer Darstellung der Muttergottes von 1643 und das Gemälde des hl. Antonius neben dem Eingang von Giuseppe Mattia Borgnis.

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    Valle Verzasca, Lago die Vogorno

    by elgin99 Written Jul 7, 2005

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    Val Verzasca, das als eines der bezauberndsten Beispiele relativ ursprünglich gebliebener Tessiner Bergtäler gilt. Am Südende stürzten einst die Berghänge senkrecht hinab in das tief eingegrabene Bett des Verzasca-Flusses.
    Heute sperrt eine 220 m hohe Staumauer den Wasserlauf ab. Hinter dieser hat sich der 7 km lange Lago di Vogorno aufgestaut. Die Talsperre wurde zwischen 1961 und 1965 zur Stromerzeugung erbaut und hat das Landschaftsbild einschneidend verändert.
    Die Staumauer ist die größte (höchste) Europas.

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    Monte Comino

    by Callavetta Written Apr 29, 2005

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    Take some time to take the gondola to Monte Comino. The short gondola ride will whisk you up the mountain where the views are incredible. Once there, you can take long or short hikes, spend a night in the rustic accommodation, or have a meal at the grotto restaurant. Many people take the gondola up the mountain and hike back down.

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    Panoramic Excursion

    by Callavetta Written Apr 29, 2005

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    This trip allows you to use several modes of transport to see beautiful panoramic views of Lago Maggiore and the Centovalli. Taking a bus from Locarno to Porera, you will connect with easy walking trails to Rasa. Rasa is a lovely pedestrian only village with fantastic views. This is a great place to have a rustic lunch. At Rasa take the gondola that crosses the deep gorge to Verdasio, picking up the train for the return to Locarno.

    Allow about 2.5 hours for the hike. Combined tickets will cost 26 chf (19 chf with the Swiss Pass).

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    Hiking Camedo to Intragna

    by Callavetta Written Apr 29, 2005

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    From Locarno, take the Centovalli train to Camedo, letting the train do the climbing for you. From Camedo, it's a short walk to Borgnone and on to Lionza, where you'll pick up a mule path. Passing the tiny town of Verdasio, this 5 hour hike will take you ultimately to the town of Intragna, where you will pick up the Centovalli train for the return to Locarno.

    There are three opportunities to leave the trail and return to the train route; Palagnedra, Verdasio and Corcapolo all have gondolas that cross the gorgle. Also, at Calezzo you can cross over to Costa to pick up a gondola that will take you to Intragna.

    Be very careful to be informed about the train schedules as not all trains stop at all stations. As of this writing a 9:09 am train leaves Locarno and arrives at Camedo at 9:50. Trains leave Intragna for Locarno at 4:30 pm and 4:53 pm.

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