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Home  »  Switzerland Tourist Attractions »  Maggia Valley

Maggia Valley


Maggia ValleyLocation : 28km from Locarno

How to reach

By Car : Take the road from Locarno to Ascona and follow the signposts.

Valle Maggia or Maggia valley is a valley of the Maggia River in Ticino. The charm of Maggia Valley lies in its diversity of landscapes and villages. The valley rises by 3000 m and covers 1/5 of the total area of Ticino. It is one of the largest valleys in Ticino which is criss- crossed by a network of 800 km, dotted with small picturesque villages with traditional stone houses with rich flora and fauna passed nearly 40 mountain lakes. Here you find a difference in altitude of about 1208 m between the lowest village of Avegno and the highest Bosco Gurin. The valley spread out like a hand Val di Campo and Val di Bosco, Val Bavona, Val Lavizzara and Val Peccia; a huge hand with gnarled, crooked fingers, crossed by blue watery veins. The other popular places on this excursion are the church of Madonna Delle Grazie in Maggia with its important Renaissance frescoes, the piazza and museum in Cevio, Bosco Gurin, the Bavona valley, Fusio and the Lavizzara valley and the waterfall at Foroglio.

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