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On Hermann Hesse's footsteps

Description

This itinerary leads you to certain points of the landscape on the Golden Hill, which were especially dear to the poet and that are reflected in his works.

Here in Montagnola, a path and a museum, (the only one dedicated to him in the whole of Switzerland), shed light on the long period spent by this very renowned poet and writer in Ticino.
The path dedicated to Hermann Hesse intends to lead the observer to certain points of the landscape on the Golden Hill, which were especially dear to the poet and that are mirrored in his works. The path winds its way both through the outskirts of Montagnola and in its centre; the final part passes through the woods and ends up at the town’s cemetery. Every now and then, you’ll have to climb a few steps but all in all it’s a very pleasant walk.
The itinerary leads you to the following places:

  • 1. The Red House
  • 2. The stone commemorating the centennial anniversary of his birth.
  • 3. The Camuzzi House/The Hermann Hesse Museum
  • 4/5/7. His favourite places 
  • 6. “His” Grotto
  • 8. Cemetery

Tips

Walking tour with audioguide - Rental (CHF 5.00) at the Museum Hermann Hesse.
Montagnola may also be reached by means of public transportation, the Lugano - Carabietta postal bus covers this stretch.

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