On clear days, the panorama that opens up at the 1671m Cimetta is out of this world – below you is the blue glitter of Lago Maggiore and...
Cimetta is a popular launch spot for paragliders. Mountaingliders can arrange tandem flights at Cimetta, which land in Locarno or...
Santuario della Madonna del Sasso
Overlooking the town, this sanctuary was built after the Virgin Mary supposedly appeared in a vision to a monk, Bartolomeo d’Ivrea, in...
Even locals rave about the crisp, flavoursome pizza-to-go at this hole-in-the-wall snack spot. Delizioso !
From the Orselina funicular stop, a cable car rises every 30 minutes to 1332m Cardada, where a chair lift soars to Cimetta at 1672m. Make for the promenade suspended above the trees, at the end of which is a lookout point with 180-degree views over the city, Lake Maggiore and the valleys beyond. Cardada attracts hikers, mountain bikers and families.