Cadro – Description

The existence of the village of Cadro is ascertained since 735. The existence of the church Saint Agata was first documented in 1366. In the middle of 1300 the building was replaced with the present one, where there is still a late Gothic fresco from 1390.  Of particular interest is the country’s membership to the Regional Railway Lugano Cadro-Dino, born in the early 1900s and abandoned in 1970. Cadro is located at 465m above sea level, and is the ideal village for hiking routes to the most important peaks in Ticino. The name of this small town, located at the foot of Monte Boglia, is realted to its position and is not specially designed to attract tourists. The word “Cadro” is derived from the Greek and means “at the foot of the mountain.” Others derive the name from the Latin etymology of the word, namely “quadrivium”, four paths. In any case, the centrality of the village as a starting point and meeting place is widely recognized. From here you take the paths that lead from the valley all the way up to the summit of Monte Boglia or Alpe Bolla from which you can admire a splendid panorama of the Denti della Vecchia and the valleys Luganesi. The small town also enjoys a great advantage compared to other towns in Ticino: the wooded area that invites for nice walks.

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