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Church of San Martino

Church of San Martino

Brissago Islands

Brissago Islands

Fontana Martina

Fontana Martina

Tour description

Ronco sopra Ascona's hilltop position offers a breathtaking view of Lake Maggiore, the islands of Brissago, and the surrounding mountains. The religious painter Antonio Ciseri was born in this village. A great starting point on a journey to discover Ronco and the surrounding area is the 15th century Church of San Martino, which displays an invaluable painting by Ciseri. On one side of the church, across Piazza della Madonna, is the Oratory of Santa Maria delle Grazie and on the other side, across Piazza dei Semitori, the birthplace of the painter. In spite of the village's growth, the old center has retained part of its original rustic charm, with narrow alleys, stone steps, and typical arcades between houses. Proceed through the village center, along Via Ciseri, and continue on the scenic trail «della Grusna». At the end of the trail, take the paved road that leads to Fontana Martina, with its charming nucleus and preserved original medieval architecture. From here take the path that descends to Crodolo, near the power plant, until you reach the main road along the lake.


Recommended period: March-October

Bus FART (line 314 Locarno-Ronco s. Ascona, line 8 Brissago-Ronco s. Ascona, bus stop Posta; line 316 Brissago-Locarno, bus stop Crodolo Verbano)

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Places along the route: Church of San Martino - Santa Maria delle Grazie Oratory - Old village - Fontana Martina - Crodolo


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Tour history (B00902)

First published: Freitag, 26. Januar 2007

Last updated: Montag, 11. Mai 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.ascona-locarno.com

Tour characteristics

Distance: 1.9 km | Time requirement: 1 h
Ascent: 57 m | Descent: 227 m
Highest point: 410 m.a.s.l.

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See also

Ascona-Locarno Tourist Office
Infodesk Brissago
Via Leoncavallo 25
CH - 6614 Brissago
Tel.: +41 (0)848 091 091
Fax: +41 (0)91 759 76 94