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Gola del Piottino

A walk to discover a trail built in the late Middle Ages: a 1.2 km footpaht that can be covered in 30 minutes, with information panels and fun activities, to discover this historic transit route.

The Gorge has been carved by the force of water into the granite (Leventina gneiss) over thousands of years. The first to venture to build a road through these impervious Gorge were the Uranians in 1500. Up to two-thirds of Canton Uri's income came from paying tolls at the Dazio Grande. The development of means of transport, from mules to stagecoaches, necessitated the construction of a road in 1820 by the "young" Canton Ticino.

As you walk through the Gorge, you can observe the overlapping of communication routes over the centuries, the Gotthard Railway with its helicoidal tunnels, the motorway and its viaducts.

•    Water
•    Nature
•    Restoration
•    Roads

For more details and information on this route, please visit: www.golapiottino.ch.


  • Hiking boots
  • Sun cap
  • Water-bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Hiking map
  • Camera
  • Food


Montagnepulite: This project was born to promote an effective management and sustainable use of mountain huts in Ticino, and in particular the litter management. The responsible management of litter in the mountains is a matter of common sense. We can all contribute:


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