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Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli

Paese 2, 6633 Lavertezzo, Switzerland

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About Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli

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.



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Valle Verzasca1.03km from Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli

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.

Pizzo di Vogorno4.63km from Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli

Pizzo di Vogorno is a beautiful Pyramid shaped mountain located in the Italian part of Switzerland: Ticino. It is often called the 'Home mountain' of Locarno. Vogorno towers high above this famous city since the altitude difference between summit and city is over 2200 meters. Vogorno is one of the most popular climbing destinations in the Verzasca region.

Lago di Vogorno5.61km from Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli

Lago di Vogorno is a reservoir near Tenero, in Ticino, Switzerland. The reservoir on the Verzasca river is formed by the Verzasca Dam, built 1961–1965. The water surface area is 1.68 km2. It was one of the architectural wonders in this area and it attracts a lot of tourists here.

Cimetta6.12km from Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli

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.

Verzasca Dam6.91km from Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli

The Contra Dam, commonly known as the Verzasca Dam is an arch dam on the Verzasca River in the Val Verzasca, Ticino Switzerland. The dam became a popular bungee jumping venue after a James Bond stuntman jumped off it in the opening scene of the 1995 film GoldenEye; a stunt voted as the best movie stunt of all time in a 2002 Sky Movies poll.

Madonna del Sasso9.88km from Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli

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.