5 bridges that unit


Spring season is finally here. A warm wind makes its way through the leaves and the sun's rays illuminate the hidden pearls of our territory. Lesser-known places. Ancient bridges of stone or wood, an ideal scenery for your walks. The Tibetan bridge is one of the most famous in Ticino, but why always visit the same? Let's discover together these 5 bridges that can act as alternatives.

1. 46°22'10.3"N 8°32'33.0"E


Stone houses, waterfalls and rivers. An almost fairytale like landscape is what Val Calnègia offers. But the magic is not over, the Roman stone bridge awaits your passage. Called Puntid, he lies in nature where all is quiet. 

Val Calnègia
Val Calnègia

2. 46°21'10.5"N 8°58'35.6"E


Another Roman bridge par excellence is hidden above Biasca. From one of the most beautiful Romanesque churches through an immense chestnut wood you reach the Petronilla bridge. A clear well accompanies the eye as the peace of the place accompanies the soul. 

Waterfall Santa Petronilla, Biasca
Waterfall Santa Petronilla, Biasca

3. 45°55'36.7"N 9°02'35.8"E


Middle bridge or wooden bridge? Both! Half Ticino, half Italy. From Scudellate to Erbonne, two villages that for years have shared a common history. The wooden bridge with its charm has left its sign. 

Muggio valley, Mendrisiotto
Muggio valley, Mendrisiotto
Muggio valley, Mendrisiotto

4. 45°57'13.6"N 8°57'28.9"E


Built on a moraine, the Melide bridge-dam initially connected the two shores of Lake Lugano. Best view? Obviously from Monte San Salvatore! from every perspective the spectacle, that this historic bridge can offer, makes every thought disappear. 

Panorama from Monte Brè
Panorama from Monte San Giorgio

5. 46°21'16.5"N 8°38'08.8"E


Hidden just after Brontallo, under Menzonio. The original Merla Bridge. Majestic from below and imposing from above. The Maggia River flows fast between the rocks below. Nestled among the vegetation which grows undisturbed, the Merla Bridge is waiting you. 

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5 hikes with a view of snowy peaks

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A carpet of flowers awaits you in March. A fragrant awakening revives the spirit after the winter. Let yourself be enchanted, in the mild season on these 5 walks.