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Astano – Attractions

Astano – Attractions A beautiful sight that Astano offers is the small natural lake that invites visitors to swim and do other sports activities. Furthermore, you can visit the beautiful parish church of S. Pietro that was built in 1654

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Hiking trail #3

1 Rivera, 2 Vetta Monte Tamaro, 3 Vetta Monte Gradiccioli, 4 Breno, 5 Vetta Monte Lema, 6 Miglieglia – 10 h 15 min The hiking trail which starts in Rivera and ends in Miglieglia takes about 10 hours. Rivera is

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Vetta Monte Bar – Attractions

Excursions: Vetta Bar (1816m) is a popular destination for cross-country skiers in winter and for mountain-bikers in summer. The steep way up the mountain is a great challenge for hikers to test their physical condition. But the beautiful landscape is

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Monte Gradiccioli – Lodging

Ristorante e Albergo San Michele: The hotel restaurant offers 12 room on 2 floors with or without balcony, double or single, showers are shared. Prices range from CHF 47 to CHF 60 including breakfast. Phone: +41-91-609-1938 Visit the website of

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Monte Gradiccioli – Attractions

Sentiero del castagno: Discover the ancient chestnut forest in Arosio by walking along the “Chestnut path”. It will introduce you into the world of the cultivation of the chestnut in Malcantone. For more information please click here.

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Rivera – How to get there

By private means of transport: Country roads and highway: – 15 km from Lugano – 93 km from Milan – 10 km from Bellinzona – 25 km from Locarno – 40 km from Chiasso Highway A2, exit Rivera – Monte

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Monte San Giorgio – How to get there

By private means of transport: Take the highway 52. Close to Mendrisio, the road goes to  Varese / Stabio, cross Fornasella and Fernace, towards Guana. After Fontana, follow to the Crocifisso and the alla Casa Degonale and take the road

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Monte San Giorgio – Lodging

Hotel-Ristorante Osteria della Posta-Casa Sole (Via Brusino-Arsizio, 6827 Brusino Arsizio 1.3 km NO) +41 091 980 24 80 brusino.ch Swiss Diamond Hotel Lugano (Riva lago Olivella, 6921 Vico Morcote, Suiza 2.4 km NO) +41 91 735 00 00 swissdiamondhotel.com Grotto

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Monte San Giorgio – Attractions

Monte San Giorgio is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2003: Monte San Giorgio is best known for its geological treasures and preserved fossils, especially fish, invertebrates and marine reptiles of some rare species dating back to the

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Monte Tamaro – How to get there

Monte Tamaro is situated in the triangle between Lugano – Bellinzona – Locarno. Monte Tamaro is easily accessible from Rivera by public and private transportation. A cable car takes you up to Alpe Foppa at 1530 meters above sea level.

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