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Museo di Leventina

Museo di Leventina

Museo La Congiunta

Museo La Congiunta

San Nicola

San Nicola

San Nicola

San Nicola

Tour description

Giornico boasts an outstanding historical heritage. Among its attractions are its vineyards and a small island in the Ticino river. This island can be reached by two small Romanesque bridges. There are also many churches in the village, the best known of which is the remarkable Romanesque church of San Nicolao. Six other churches are also interesting, in particular the church of Santa Maria del Castello (currently sluice to the public) with the vestige of an old fortress, and the parish church of San Michele. Some interesting houses are also to be found in the village, among them the «Casa degli Stanga», with its fascinating frescoes. This house is nowadays the site of the ethnographic museum of Leventina. A more recent construction worth mentioning is the «Congiunta», where some contemporary sculptures are exhibited. Among the historic monuments is the Monument of the Battle of Giornico («Monumento della battaglia di Giornico»), created by the sculptor Apollonio Pessina from Ligornetto and erected in 1927 in memory of the battle of the people of Leventina and the Swiss Confederates against the Milanese troops.


Recommended period: april - october

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Places along the route: Torre di Attone - Monumento dei Sassi Grossi - Museo «La Congiunta» - Chiesa di S.Maria del Castello - Chiesa di S.Nicolao – Chiesa di S.Michele - Casa Stanga (Museo di Leventina)


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Tour history (B00906)

First published: Freitag, 26. Januar 2007

Last updated: Mittwoch, 11. Februar 2015

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Tour characteristics

Distance: 3.2 km | Time requirement: 2 h
Ascent: 84 m | Descent: 84 m
Highest point: 422 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty T1 Hiking

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See also

Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino
Sede Leventina
Via della Stazione 22
CH-6780 Airolo
T +41 (0)91 869 15 33
F +41 (0)91 869 26 42