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Theme paths

The Olive Grove Trail


This path passes through an area where the remains of ancient olive trees may still be seen and in which the olive tree has just recently been re-introduced. Detail

The Chestnut Tree Trail


Explore the land of chestnut trees. Detail

Tematic paths of San Grato park


This park with its 62.000 sq. meters has the largest and most varied collection of azaleas, rhododendrons and conifers of the entire Insubric Region. There is also a breathtaking view from the park overlooking the immediate surroundings all the way to the peaks of the Alpine chain. Detail

Between sky and earth


A way of approaching nature that permits one to observe its ecosystem and understand its evolution. Detail

Monte San Salvatore Nature trail


Discover the fascinating wonders of the nature of Monte San Salvatore, located few steps away form the city. Detail

The Historical Sonvico Nature Trail


This trail wants to make you stop and consider how delicate and complex the relationship between living organisms is and the role that each of us plays in modifying the fragile environmental balance that surrounds us. The comparison between past and present, which emerges at every step we take during our excursion, will make us more aware of all this. Detail

The Trail of Marvels


This trail leads you to the discovery of dry walls, windmills, corn grinding mills, castles, old brickworks and mines, giving everyone the opportunity of stopping for a moment to admire those simple things that in the past contributed to man’s survival and like, in the case of mines, hope for a better future. Detail

A day in Capriasca / Nature Paths of the middle Capriasca region


The nature paths of middle Capriasca are an opportunity to rediscover the natural landscape, the animal and vegetable world, the historical and cultural roots and the different living and working contexts of its inhabitants. Detail

The Natural Park of Mount Caslano


Mount Caslano is a very interesting natural landscape and is strictly protected. Detail

The “Storytelling” Trail


Along this trail you’ll be able to discover local stories and legends. With this initiative we would like to provide you with the possibility of discovering and appreciating the enchanting Capriasca region. Detail

Art presences

Brè s/Lugano

We propose that the larger public get acquainted with this charming little village. Detail

The Water Trail Revisited


This itinerary aims at highlighting the tokens of past history and of the natural environment and proposes much food for thought on the relationship between man and water in the past and in the present. Detail

Man’s Traces


An ideal combination of culture, history and nature. Detail

The San Zeno Nature Path


This educational path was created with the idea of getting as many peoples as possible to come in contact with nature. Detail

The path of the senses


The path of the senses was designed for everyone to rediscover the joy of experiencing nature with our senses: smelling, hearing, tasting, seeing and touching it. A direct approach to all kinds of sensations and stimuli. Detail

The Sun Dial Itinerary


Discovery of the most beautiful sun dials in Malcantone. Detail

Gandria’s archeological and naturalistic trail


This didactical trail offers you the possibility to approach nature and the history of this region in the most ideal of ways. Detail

Sensations in Capriasca


Envisaged for the blind or for those with eyesight problems but at disposition of everyone! Detail

On Hermann Hesse’s Footsteps


This itinerary leads you to certain points of the landscape on the Golden Hill, which were especially dear to the poet and that are reflected in his works. Detail

A Trail of the Past: Melide – Carona


History, fauna, forests, wood, geology, erratic boulders and “cuppellar” boulders... Detail

The Embankment Museum


This fascinating exhibition has been created by kindergarten and primary school children, whose classes have gotten acquainted with, studied and tried to imitate famous artists. Detail