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Faido and the waterfall Piumogna

Faido, a village situated in a green pocket in the middle of the Leventina valley, it is located on Europe’s most important rail and road axes. During the 19th century, new road access and exceptional accessibility to this alpine village meant Faido became a favoured resort location for the Milanese aristocracy and upper bourgeoisie.

Majestic hotels, now closed, and liberty style cottages are clear evidence of this glorious past. The Golden Age of tourism in Faido reached its peak at the end of the Belle Epoque: in 1913, a holiday in Faido cost more than one in St. Moritz!

Today, Faido’s real treasure is provided by the natural resources present in the region. The Piumogna waterfalls are an extraordinary sight and easily accessible either on foot from the train station or by car. The mountains surrounding the village are also very engaging. The Pizzo Pettine, Pizzo Molare, Pizzo Forno and of course Carì, made famous by the presence of a sunny linked ski area, can be chosen as the ideal destination of an extraordinary alpine excursion.

DepartureFaido
ArrivalFaido
Suitable for
Kids
Dogs
Adults
Itinerary features
Typology
Circular
Length
6.99 KM
Duration
2H
Difficulty
Easy
Tuesday 20 February
MAX 8° / MIN -3°
rainfall 0%
wind light/moderate
Weather forecast for the next days

Tue
8° -3°

Wed
9° -3°

Thu
8° -3°

Fri
6° -3°

Sat
9° -3°
Tips
  • Hiking boots
  • Sun cap
  • Water-bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Hiking map
  • Camera
  • Food

 

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Tourism Organization Addresses

Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino
Sede Leventina

Via della Stazione 22
CH-6780 Airolo
T +41 91 869 15 33
F +41 91 869 26 42
[email protected]
www.bellinzonese-altoticino.ch

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