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Church San Vittore

Church San Vittore

Lake promenade Muralto

Lake promenade Muralto

Park and Church of San Quirico

Park and Church of San Quirico



Cà di Ferro

Cà di Ferro

Tour description

One of the region's most pleasant walks, this itinerary starts with a visit to the Church of San Vittore in Muralto and continues along the shores of Lake Maggiore. Located near the train station, San Vittore is one of the most important Romanesque churches in Ticino. In addition to its imposing architecture, the church contains an ancient cycle of frescoes as well as rich sculptural decoration. Just a few minutes from the church is the Muralto lakeside promenade, with beautiful gardens home to Mediterranean and subtropical plants. Continue along Via alla Riva and enjoy the relaxing landscape. On the other side of the train tracks you will spot the tower of the Church of San Quirico, located in a beautiful park and reachable by following the signposts. This area, known as Rivapiana, contains several small villas from the 19th century. A little further is Ca' di Ferro, an imposing 16th century building, closed to visitors, that historically served as barracks for mercenaries. Continue along the lake until the Minusio municipal port, located in Mappo. You can take the same route back or take the train from the station in Tenero, just a little further ahead.


Recommended period: January-December

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Places along the route: Locarno - Church of San Vittore - Church of San Quirico - Rivapiana - Cà di Ferro - Municipal port of Minusio - Tenero


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Tour history (B00909)

First published: Freitag, 26. Januar 2007

Last updated: Dienstag, 10. Februar 2015

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

Tour characteristics

Distance: 5.1 km | Time requirement: 2½ h
Ascent: 15 m | Descent: 15 m
Highest point: 206 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty T1 Hiking

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See also

Ascona-Locarno Tourist Office
Infodesk Locarno
Largo Zorzi 1
CH - 6600 Locarno
Tel.: +41 (0)848 091 091
Fax: +41 (0)91 759 76 94