The first route takes you to 2 alpeggi in Alta Val Lavizzara. Leave the car at the village of Fusio in Vallemaggia, then continue on the footpath towards Lago Mognola for 35 minutes as far as Vacarisc. Alpe Vacarisc is about 5 minutes further on the left. Here they make semi-soft full fat cheese (70% cow and 30 % goat). If you want to go to Campo La Torba you can continue by car from Fusio or else go by foot in about three hours following the signs to Diga del Sambuco, Laghi di Naret as far as Cantine. The houses are perched on the rim of a wide dip. The VALLEMAGGIA D cheese is made of a mixture of cows’ and goats’ milk . They also make the rare ‘formaggio della paglia’ or ‘straw cheese’ which is much sought after for it’s particular flavour. Robiole, buttermilk and ricotta are all for sale.
At Mogno, a part of Fusio, there’s the little church of S. Giovanni Battista, redesigned by the architect Mario Botta, and well worth a visit.
Laghi di Naret
delightful mountain lakes – 3 hour walk from Alpe Campo di Torba.
Chiesa San Giovanni Battista, Mogno
Destroyed by an avalanche in 1986, and redesigned by Mario Botta and finished in 1996. Built in an eliptical shape from alternating strata of Peccia marble and Vallemaggia granite. Glass and metal roof.
Recommended period: july - september
Alpe Vacarisc, Fusio, tel. 079 448 90 43
Alpe Campo La Torba, Fusio, tel. 091 755 10 25. Call first for ‘cheese on the straw’
SALE OF PRODUCTS
Grocery shop in Fusio.
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Tour history (B00935)
First published: Mittwoch, 31. Januar 2007
Last updated: Montag, 23. November 2015
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