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Valle Maggia

Valle Maggia, 6678 Maggia, Switzerland

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About Valle Maggia

Valle Maggia is an alpine valley in the Vallemaggia district of the canton of Ticino, the Italian-spoken canton of Switzerland. The valley is formed by the river Maggia and is situated between the Centovalli and Lago Maggiore as well as the Valle Verzasca in the East. The valley is formed by the river Maggia. The Maggia is fed by the rivers Melezza, Rovana, and Bavona, as well as other mountain streams, and can swell up to current after torrential rains, even though its force has been regulated


Attractions near Valle Maggia

Valle Onsernone9.19km from Valle Maggia

The Valle Onsernone is one of the most impressive and mysterious valleys in Ticino. Characteristics are the thick forests, spectacular gorges, and white water. This rather isolated place can be reached by a winding road. The natural evocative beauty of this valley is the perfect setting for a hike through its magnificent woods or to the highest mountain peaks.

Rovana9.81km from Valle Maggia

The Rovana is a river in the Canton of Ticino, a tributary of the Maggia that arises from the confluence of the Rovana di Campo and the Rovana di Bosco. After the union of its two branches, the Rovana still travels about 7 km before reaching the Maggia , and during its journey, it receives the waters of the Ri Della Fracia and the Ri della Valté . The river crosses the municipalities of Linescio and Cevio.

Cimetta10.47km from Valle Maggia

Cimetta is a mountain in the Lepontine Alps, it is located above Locarno and Lake Maggiore.  The Locarno–Madonna del Sasso funicular links Locarno city center with Orselina. From there a cable car connects to Cardada, from which a chair lift runs to the summit. It was one of the picturesque locations and a  nice trekking destination in this area and you can enjoy each and every moment here.

Valle Verzasca10.51km from Valle Maggia

Verzasca Valley, Valle Verzasca in Italian is a long narrow valley located in Ticino, the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. This valley offers a wild and fascinating landscape, with the Alps on one side and a lake on the other. The river has an emerald green color, and thanks to its good visibility, it is famous as a river diving destination.

Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli10.85km from Valle Maggia

The church of Santa Maria Degli Angeli is a late Romanesque religious building located in Lugano Centro. The church, which was originally part of a Franciscan monastery, is home to Switzerland's most famous Renaissance fresco. It covers the whole wall of the nave. The "Passion and Crucifixion of Christ" is defined by the great expressiveness and vividness of the individual scenes.

Madonna del Sasso12.4km from Valle Maggia

The Madonna del Sasso in Orselina above Locarno is the most important sanctuary in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. For centuries, pilgrims would walk to the Sacred Mountain where, according to the tradition, the Virgin Mary appeared. Two routes are possible: the steep Via Crucis or the trails in the natural valley where a few chapels are located.  Numerous works of art preserved in the sanctuary - stuccoes, frescoes, ex-votos , Bramantino and Ciseri canvases - were revitalized by the r

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The canton is named after the river Ticino, it is the only canton where Italian is the sole official language and represents the bulk of the Italian-speaking area of Switzerland. Ticino hosts two World Heritage sites: the Three Castles of Bellinzona and Monte San Giorgio.