lavender-wide.jpg (21607 bytes)

    English version  Deutsche Version  versione italiana  version française: coming soon...  

Cevio Museum  |  Brissago Island Botanical Gardens



Places of interest / AUSFLUGSZIELE /



Casa alla Cascata mit 4 Sternen vom Schweizer Tourismusverband ausgezeichnet / Rated 4 stars by the Swiss Tourist Board

Via Campii, CH-6673 Maggia, Ticino, Switzerland,



Cevio Museum and its "grotti" (stone-built cellars), Cevio (10 minutes' drive from Maggia)

Cevio Museum, Vallemaggia







Discover the history of the valley and its inhabitants and how people used to preserve wine, cheese and other food in stone-built cellars ("grotti") located beneath huge boulders strewn across the mountain face as a result of ancient landslides.

In the woods above the museum is a trail of old grotti that you can visit. It is a good idea to take a torch with you to look inside them as well.

Take a virtual tour of Cevio's "grotti":

(beautiful video by fumafilm)

The museum also has a small bookshop selling books on local history and traditions


Botanical Gardens on the Brissago IslandS (10 minutes' drive from Locarno)

Brissago Island Botanical Gardens, Lake Maggiore

Take a leisurely stroll through the Botanical Gardens on the Brissago Islands on Lake Maggiore with their exotic trees and plants from all over the world, collected by Baroness Antoinette di Saint Léger, born in Saint Petersburgh and owner of the islands from 1885 to 1927. The islands are a short boat ride from the village of Porto Ronco/Brissago.  Look out for the Islands' resident peacock!

Islands from above: (two gems!)

The islands also have a restaurant and a shop and host various exhibitions throughout the year.



Rundwanderung Valle del Salto, Alpe Deva (2036 m) Maggiatal, Val Maggia Val Verzasca, Maggiatal Verzascatal, Winterwanderungen Maggiatal, Winterwanderungen Tessin, Winterwanderungen Locarno Gegend, Bergwanderwege Maggiatal, Bergwanderwege Tessin, Bergwanderwege Locarno Gegend