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Relive the ancient grottos

Itinerary to discover Cevio's grottos and local flavours

In the enchanting square of Cevio, the main town in Vallemaggia just 25 km from Locarno, you will find the Val Magìa shop. We passionately promote the flavours produced by our trusted local producers on the alp during the summer and then back in the valley during the rest of the year, in particular the cheeses produced in the wonderful alpine pastures of our valley. It is a meeting point for locals and tourists alike, where they will also find an infopoint area to find out about the activities and trails in the area.
Book your picnic with local products, collect it in the shop and explore a part of the area that has remained suspended in time by following the "Cevio and the grotti" stone path. In Cevio Vecchio, stroll like an archaeologist among the ravines of a prehistoric landslide and discover around sixty ancient, unaltered, ventilated cellars. Find your own ancient stone table and enjoy the flavours of the valley, you will be helping to revive an authentic local tradition.
Available from May to October, booking required the day before.
The basic picnic includes: 2 buns, 1 small piece of cheese and/or 1 salametto, 1 analcolic beverage, a sweet, and a fruit, all delivered in a practical paper bag (Price: CHF 20.00)
Optional products on request (extra charge): Locally produced wine, craft beers, cheese and alpine products, cookies and other delights
Guided tours: Paid service by reservation in agreement with Cevio's Museum
Responsibility: Cevio's grotti have retained their original appearance. The stairs leading to the cellars are often uneven and unprotected. The Val Magìa Association urges caution and declines all responsibility.


  • TYPICAL PRODUCTS Cheese , Cold cuts , Specialties