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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 28, Biasca–Bellinzona
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 15, Biasca–Bellinzona
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Claro e il suo Monastero
Claro e il suo Monastero
Route 627, Claro–Monastero Sta Maria–Cavri –Claro
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 6, Airolo–Bellinzona
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Percorso Pedemontano
Percorso Pedemontano
Route 311, Riazzino–Arbedo-Castione
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Bellinzona
Monastery of Santa Maria Assunta

Monastery of Santa Maria Assunta

Ever since its construction the monastery of Santa Maria Assunta above Claro has been an evocative place of silence, prayer and work. This is still the case today and within its walls the nuns continue to dedicate their lives to worship in almost total seclusion.
Climbing up the ancient mule track to the monastery of Santa Maria Assunta above Claro in the Valle Riviera is like taking a trip back in time.

In fact, the monastery is immersed in an almost surreal silence. Inside the walls the nuns spend their days in enclosed seclusion, dedicating their lives to their faith and prayer but also to practical activities such as embroidery, honey and biscuit making, book restoring etc. The products are then sold allowing the nuns to support themselves.

The monastery stands on a rocky spur above Claro and is surrounded by chestnut groves. Its high and tranquil position affords magnificent views over the Valle Riviera. The church dedicated to the Madonna dates back to 1300 whereas the monastery was founded in 1490, thanks to the help of the church of Milan and was completely restored between 1998 and 2005. The monastery can also be reached by means of a small cable car which leaves from the chapel of S. Ambrogio in Claro.
Ever since its construction the monastery of Santa Maria Assunta above Claro has been an evocative place of silence, prayer and work. This is still the case today and within its walls the nuns continue to dedicate their lives to worship in almost total seclusion.
Climbing up the ancient mule track to the monastery of Santa Maria Assunta above Claro in the Valle Riviera is like taking a trip back in time.

In fact, the monastery is immersed in an almost surreal silence. Inside the walls the nuns spend their days in enclosed seclusion, dedicating their lives to their faith and prayer but also to practical activities such as embroidery, honey and biscuit making, book restoring etc. The products are then sold allowing the nuns to support themselves.

The monastery stands on a rocky spur above Claro and is surrounded by chestnut groves. Its high and tranquil position affords magnificent views over the Valle Riviera. The church dedicated to the Madonna dates back to 1300 whereas the monastery was founded in 1490, thanks to the help of the church of Milan and was completely restored between 1998 and 2005. The monastery can also be reached by means of a small cable car which leaves from the chapel of S. Ambrogio in Claro.

Monastery of Santa Maria Assunta

Adresse

Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino Turismo
Infopoint Biasca e Riviera
Contrada Cavalier Pellanda 4
6710 Biasca
Tel. +41 (0)91 862 33 27
biasca@bellinzonese-altoticino.ch
www.bellinzonese-altoticino.ch

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Hiking in the surroundings

Trans Swiss Trail
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Stage 28, Biasca–Bellinzona
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ViaGottardo
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Stage 15, Biasca–Bellinzona
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Claro e il suo Monastero
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Route 627, Claro–Monastero Sta Maria–Cavri –Claro
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Cycling in the surroundings

North-South Route
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Stage 6, Airolo–Bellinzona
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Percorso Pedemontano
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Route 311, Riazzino–Arbedo-Castione
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