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Lago del Sambuco - Things to Know Before Visiting

Lago del Sambuco, 6696 Lavizzara, Switzerland


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About Lago del Sambuco

Lago del Sambuco is a reservoir above Fusio, in the municipality of Lavizzara, Ticino, Switzerland. Its surface area is 1.11 km². The dam of Sambuco on the Maggia River was completed in 1956. Its maximum height is 130 m and length 363 m. The dam can be crossed on foot, then there is a mountain trail to the foot of the dam and on the other side back to the starting point.

Attractions Near Lago del Sambuco

San Giovanni Battista (Mogno)
San Giovanni Battista (Mogno)4.2km from Lago del Sambuco

The church of San Giovanni Battista is in the heart of Mogno. Built between 1992 and 1996, which was designed by the famous Mario Botta. The contemporary building stands out among the traditional houses of the village because of its cylindrical shape cut in a diagonal and for the decorative use of stone. The force conveyed by the walls of the church is nicely balanced by the lightness of the glass cover.

Tremorgio Lake
Tremorgio Lake5.81km from Lago del Sambuco

Tremorgio Lake is a mountain lake above Rodi and Fiesso, in the municipality of Prato Leventina in the canton of Ticino, Switzerland. Its surface area is 39 ha. The lake can be reached by aerial cable car from Rodi. The water is very cool and it is a nice picnic spot where you can enjoy with your family.

Lago del Narèt
Lago del Narèt6.01km from Lago del Sambuco

Lago del Narèt is a high mountain lake in Val Sambuco, Ticino. The interesting feature of this lake is that it is not a naturally arising mountain lake, but a reservoir, formed in 1970 by the construction of two dams around the area. Several mountain streams flow into this lake, which in turn join the River Maggia. It can be easily accessed through the various hiking trails nearby and also offers outstanding views of the Lago del Sambuco and the top section including the dam itself.

Ritom funicular
Ritom funicular7.04km from Lago del Sambuco

The funicular - one of the steepest aerial cable cars - takes visitors to the spectacular Piora Valley, one of the most untouched areas of Ticino. It is an ideal starting point for many hiking and biking excursions, it offers great opportunities to admire the rich vegetation and the large variety of alpine flowers, lush green meadows where cows and horses graze peacefully, and to see the open sky reflected in the clear waters of several alpine lakes.

Pizzo Campo Tencia
Pizzo Campo Tencia7.34km from Lago del Sambuco

The Pizzo Campo Tencia 3071,7m is a mountain in Switzerland, in the Canton Ticino. This mountain is close-by the villages Chironico and Peccia. In the proximity are the mountain lake "Lago di Morghirolo 2264m". The mountain lies south of Lago di Morghirolo, between the Valle Leventina and Valle Maggia. One of the beautiful trekking spot and also a nice picnic spot too.

Cristallina8.39km from Lago del Sambuco

The Cristallina is a mountain of the Lepontine Alps, located in the Swiss canton of Ticino. It is situated between the valleys of Leventina, Val Bavona and Valle di Peccia the latter two belonging to the Valle Maggia. On the west side of the mountain is located the Passo Cristallina with the Cristallina Hut.

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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.