Alpe di Neggia - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Alpe di Neggia
Alpe di Neggia is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. It connects Vira and Indemini. The pass lies in the saddle between Monte Tamaro and Monte Gambarogno. The maximum grade of the pass road is 12 percent. One of the beautiful and panoramic location in this area which is suitable for trekking and camping too.
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Monte Gambarogno is a mountain of the Lugano Prealps, overlooking Lake Maggiore in the canton of Ticino. It lies on the range between Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano, culminating at Monte Tamaro. The summit is a popular vantage point and is easily accessible with a road culminating at the Alpe di Neggia.
1.78km from Alpe di Neggia
The striking 1962 meter-high mountain lies precisely between Locarno und Lugano – and is famous for the Santa Maria degli Angeli church. Monte Tamaro has a fabulous choice of activities for a full day out. There is also a cable car to reach the summit and it offers beautiful views of the Swiss and Italian mountains and lakes.
3.41km from Alpe di Neggia
Monte Gradiccioli is a mountain of the Lugano Prealps, located between Indemini and Sigirino in the canton of Ticino. It lies south of Monte Tamaro, on the range between Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano. One of the beautiful mountain in the area which is suitable for trekking and other adventure activities too.
7.45km from Alpe di Neggia
The Castello Visconteo, now an archaeological museum, is located on the edge of the old town and was built in the 12th century, probably as the residence of a Captain Orelli, who remained true to the Emperor. In 1260, it fell into the hands of the Ghibellines. In 1342 the Visconti of Milan, for whom it is now named, attacked the castle from both the land and the lake side and took it. It first came into the hands of the Eidgenossen in 1503.
7.5km from Alpe di Neggia
The historic core of Locarno extends from the slopes of the Cimetta to the ancient bank of the Verbano towards which the front of porticoed buildings on the north-west side of today's Piazza Grande opened. The alleys leading up to the old town, characterized by several ancient buildings, depart from the Piazza Grande. The front of arcaded buildings at the foot of the hill, once located near the shore of the lake, is dominated by the civic tower referable to the fortifications commissioned by the
Locarno–Madonna del Sasso funicular
7.53km from Alpe di Neggia
The Locarno–Madonna del Sasso funicular, is a funicular railway near the city of Locarno in the Swiss canton of Ticino. The line links a lower station in the city center with the pilgrimage site of the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Sasso and the municipality of Orselina. It forms part of the route to the summit of nearby Cimetta mountains.
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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.