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Image 0 - Bosco Gurin, Walser Village
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Bosco Gurin, Walser Village

Description

Located 1506 meters abovethe sea level, Bosco Gurin is the highest town of the whole canton of Ticino. The village is mainly inhabited by the descendants of the colonizers Walser that still spoken the ancient language Walser: The "Ggurijnartitsch." The town is rich in history and traditions. In this typical Walser village, there are still present evidence of this characteristic alpine population, the architecture with its typical houses and barns of wood and stone.

The ethnographic museum "Walser" (April-October), documents the life and traditions of the Walser and offers guided tours. Itineraries and thematic paths are organized, for information:l Vallemaggia Pietraviva (www.pietraviva.ch). Bosco Gurin offers a charming environment in direct contact with nature, where children and adults can discover the charm of rural life. The village also offers wonderful slopes for alpine skiing and snowboarding, located between 1500 and 2400 m.

Walking through the streets of the village is a must to visit the museum Walser, housed in one of the oldest houses in Switzerland dated 1386. Inside you can relive the traditions of the people that lived in Bosco Gurin.

Info

Museum Walser, Bosco Gurin 6685, Tel 41 (0) 91 754 18 19 Hours: Tue-Sat: 10:00 to 11:30 / 13:30 to 17:00 Sun and holidays: 13.30-17.00 Mon: Closed