Nature as far as the eye can see

THE PERFECT MOMENT
  • 30 August – 15.00
  • 26°
  • 1828 m
  • Energic

Visitors to the Lucomagno region can live in harmony with nature in a magnificent alpine setting.

Lucomagno. You’ve always wondered about this name and looked up its origins. It probably derives from the Latin lucus magnus or “large wood”, but it could also come from locus magnus or “large, spacious place.” What is certain is that you’ve found an unexpected (and large) piece of paradise here, at the head of the Blenio Valley. The pass leading north from Ticino was already known to the Romans and this area was even considered for building the first major Swiss railway crossing in the 19th century. However, the challenge was won by the Saint Gotthard and that allowed this area to retain its natural beauty and wealth.
Think back to when you left Olivone. The road led you to an alpine landscape, where the conifers reign supreme and nature soon began to take over. You struggled to believe there could be such a large, flat area at this altitude, almost resembling a plateau surrounded by peaks looking down on you from above.

The Lucomagno region is not only beautiful and quiet, but is also home to numerous energy-giving places endowed with a natural strength that restores visitors. They certainly include the source of the Brenno, the river that flows through the Blenio Valley before joining the River Ticino, which then enters the Po and travels all the way to the gulf of Venice. You’re surprised by this information, aren’t you?! As you plunge your hand into this refreshing water you think with amazement about how a few drops can be transformed into a sea.

And that’s not all. Just a short distance from the spring you see a little house with a small yard dotted with milk churns and pails, a table, a set of scales and Biru, the friendly dog who runs straight over to you with a Frisbee and waits for you to throw it. You could stay here for hours, but there are too many hidden corners waiting to be discovered. You take a quick peek inside the cheese cellar, you buy a piece directly from its maker and that you head off towards the little wooden house where you’ll spend the night amidst the quiet of the Alps.

But wait. Stop everything! Isn’t that a cep?

Fabrizia Girò, - fascinated by the Bolle di Magadino
Fabrizia Girò,fascinated by the Bolle di Magadino
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A GOOD DAY
10.50

It all starts here: source of the Brenno

11.30

Tasty: a delicious alpine cheese

13.30

Gently rolling hills and majestic mountains

15.00

Look at that twisted trunk!

16.30

Who lives in this little wooden house?

BELLINZONA - WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE

  • Saturday 7 December
  • Min -1° / Max 8°
  • Precipitation 0%

WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE IN THE NEXT DAYS

Sun

-2°/7°

Mon

0°/8°

Tue

0°/11°

Wed

-2°/7°

IN THE SURROUNDINGS

USEFUL INFO

The Lukmanier Pass is open all year round. However, for your own safety the road may be temporarily inaccessible in poor weather conditions. It’s always best to check before setting out.


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