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Anzonico
Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 26, Osco–Anzonico
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 27, Anzonico–Biasca
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 14, Lavorgo–Biasca
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 13, Rodi–Lavorgo
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Anzonico
North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 6, Airolo–Bellinzona
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Anzonico

Anzonico nests high on the eastern flank of the Valle Leventina over the Biaschina gorge. It lies on the Strada Alta, a hiking route high above the busy valley. The Gotthard Railway negotiates its tortuous path through the valley in loop tunnels.
Anzonico lies at an altitude of 984m and together with the neighbouring municipalities of Calonico, Cavagnago and Sobrio forms the so-called Traversa. From here there are magnificent views over the Bassa Leventina. Anzonico suffered a devastating catastrophe in 1667 when an avalanche destroyed parts of the village including the church and killed 88 inhabitants. The village was rebuilt at a more sheltered location. From 1850 onwards, Anzonico’s population decreased. Around 100 people live here today and several rustici or typical cottages have been converted into holiday homes.

Tourism linked to the Strada Alta is, beside the fast dwindling agriculture, one of the few ways of earning a living in the mountain villages of the Traversa, which are often almost totally depopulated during the winter months. Anzonico is 6km away from the valley village of Lavorgo and can be reached from there by post bus. Narrow cobbled streets and densely interwoven terraced houses of stone and wood lend an idyllic charm to the tiny village which time seems to have left almost untouched.

An information trail close to the intersection of the Ri di Laium devotes itself to the function of the protective forest. Here at the eastern end of the village is the Sant’Antonio da Padova Chapel, a baroque structure built in 1687. The parish church is consecrated to St John the Baptist and located 250m to the south of the village. At the Angone mountain pasture, the beautiful 17th century oratory of Beata Vergine is well worth a look.

Below Anzonico the Gotthard Railway runs spectacularly through two loop tunnels through the Biaschina, a popular photo opportunity especially in conjunction with the bends of the main road and the high bridge that carries the motorway through the narrow valley.

Highlights

  • Strada Alta – the popular high hiking route from Airolo to Bodio Biasca, leads at an altitude of around 1000m past some of the prettiest mountain villages in the valley and can be hiked in two or three days and stages.
  • San Nicola Church in Giornico – granite-built around 1210. Beautiful Romanesque church with excellently preserved medieval frescos in the choir (about 3km to the south of the Biaschina-Schlucht (gorge).
Anzonico nests high on the eastern flank of the Valle Leventina over the Biaschina gorge. It lies on the Strada Alta, a hiking route high above the busy valley. The Gotthard Railway negotiates its tortuous path through the valley in loop tunnels.
Anzonico lies at an altitude of 984m and together with the neighbouring municipalities of Calonico, Cavagnago and Sobrio forms the so-called Traversa. From here there are magnificent views over the Bassa Leventina. Anzonico suffered a devastating catastrophe in 1667 when an avalanche destroyed parts of the village including the church and killed 88 inhabitants. The village was rebuilt at a more sheltered location. From 1850 onwards, Anzonico’s population decreased. Around 100 people live here today and several rustici or typical cottages have been converted into holiday homes.

Tourism linked to the Strada Alta is, beside the fast dwindling agriculture, one of the few ways of earning a living in the mountain villages of the Traversa, which are often almost totally depopulated during the winter months. Anzonico is 6km away from the valley village of Lavorgo and can be reached from there by post bus. Narrow cobbled streets and densely interwoven terraced houses of stone and wood lend an idyllic charm to the tiny village which time seems to have left almost untouched.

An information trail close to the intersection of the Ri di Laium devotes itself to the function of the protective forest. Here at the eastern end of the village is the Sant’Antonio da Padova Chapel, a baroque structure built in 1687. The parish church is consecrated to St John the Baptist and located 250m to the south of the village. At the Angone mountain pasture, the beautiful 17th century oratory of Beata Vergine is well worth a look.

Below Anzonico the Gotthard Railway runs spectacularly through two loop tunnels through the Biaschina, a popular photo opportunity especially in conjunction with the bends of the main road and the high bridge that carries the motorway through the narrow valley.

Highlights

  • Strada Alta – the popular high hiking route from Airolo to Bodio Biasca, leads at an altitude of around 1000m past some of the prettiest mountain villages in the valley and can be hiked in two or three days and stages.
  • San Nicola Church in Giornico – granite-built around 1210. Beautiful Romanesque church with excellently preserved medieval frescos in the choir (about 3km to the south of the Biaschina-Schlucht (gorge).

Arrival and return Anzonico

Adresse

Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino Turismo
InfoPoint Leventina
Via della Stazione 22
6780 Airolo
Tel. +41 (0)91 869 15 33
leventina@bellinzonese-altoticino.ch
www.bellinzonese-altoticino.ch

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Accommodation

Agriturismo - B&B Bertazzi
Agriturismo - B&B Bertazzi
Cavagnago
Azienda Marchiei
Azienda Marchiei
Osco
Capanna Campo Tencia CAS
Capanna Campo Tencia CAS
Chironico
Capanna Gana Rossa
Capanna Gana Rossa
Faido
Capanna Prodör
Capanna Prodör
Faido
Capanna Sponda
Capanna Sponda
Chiasso
Hotel Defanti
Hotel Defanti
Lavorgo
Hotel Ristorante Pizzeria Elvezia
Hotel Ristorante Pizzeria Elvezia
Lavorgo
Ostello Capuccini Faido
Ostello Capuccini Faido
Faido
Osteria Anzonico
Osteria Anzonico
Anzonico
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Places of interest

Strada alta (Madrano–Osco)
Strada alta (Madrano–Osco)
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Hiking in

Anzonico
Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 26, Osco–Anzonico
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 27, Anzonico–Biasca
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 14, Lavorgo–Biasca
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 13, Rodi–Lavorgo
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Cycling in

Anzonico
North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 6, Airolo–Bellinzona
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Mountain biking in

Anzonico
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