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Valle Onsernone

Nucleo alto 78, 6662 Russo, Switzerland

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About Valle Onsernone

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.

Attractions near Valle Onsernone

Pizzo Ruscada3.5km from Valle Onsernone

Pizzo Ruscada is the second highest mountain in the north of Centovalli in the Ticino Alps. With a height of 2,004 meters, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Centovalli to Monte Rosa and Lake Maggiore.  It lies on the range between the valley of Onsernone and Centovalli. One of the beautiful trekking destination and also it is famous for camping too.

Centovalli3.98km from Valle Onsernone

Centovalli is a valley and a municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. It is composed of 19 villages or hamlets "frazioni".The Centovalli is a hiking paradise. It offers untouched nature, breathtaking vistas, and a dense, well-groomed network of hiking trails.

Gridone9.03km from Valle Onsernone

The Gridone, Ghiridone, or Monte Limidario is a mountain of the Lepontine Alps, overlooking Lake Maggiore near Brissago. At 2,188 meters above sea level, its summit straddles the border between Italy and Switzerland.  The summit can be easily reached from both sides, although it is nearly 2,000 meters above Lake Maggiore.

Valle Maggia9.19km from Valle Onsernone

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

Brissago Islands11.8km from Valle Onsernone

The Brissago Islands are one of Ticino’s most magical places - a small subtropical paradise on Lake Maggiore that is easily accessible by boat.  The islands were used as a refuge by early Christians.   The smaller Brissago island is covered by vegetation that grows of its own accord, and that is kept in its natural state.

Rovana11.94km from Valle Onsernone

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.

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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.