Church and old houses of mountain village Soglio, Switzerland.

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Soglio (1090m), a hamlet of 300 near the Italian border, faces the smooth-sided Pizzo Badile (3308m). Segantini claimed it was 'the gateway to paradise' and the narrow cobblestone streets are full of history, first mentioned as a town in documents from 1219. There are great hiking trails, most notably the historic La Panoramica route, which passes through on its way down the valley.

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1. Palazzo Castelmur

2.07 MILES

Originally built in 1723, this castle was later renovated in 1854, giving it an intriguing mix of both Moorish and Gothic styles. It's surprising…

2. Museo Ciäsa Granda


While this museum focuses on the works of the Giacomettis and Varlin, it also has good exhibits on the geology, flora and fauna of Val Bregaglia.

3. Stampa

2.46 MILES

Stampa, a village of 595, was the home of the artist Alberto Giacometti (1901–66), and is the location of the valley's tourist office. Easily accessed by…

4. Nietzsche Haus

12.36 MILES

Sils-Maria might be a sleepy lakeside village now, but the rumble of existential philosophy once reverberated around these peaks, courtesy of Friedrich…

5. Julier Pass

12.75 MILES

The Julier Pass (2284m) sits above Silvaplana, 7km to the west. The pass has been in use since Roman times and remains of a Roman temple have been found…

6. Sorico

14.02 MILES

Lago di Como's northernmost towns of Dongo, Gravedona and Sorico once formed the independent republic of the Tre Pievi (Three Parishes) and were a hotbed…

7. Corvatsch 3303

15.29 MILES

Ride the spectacular Corvatsch cable cars from Silvaplana-Surlej (1870m) to the Murtèl mid-station (2702m), then from Murtèl to the top – at a stunning…

8. Chiesa di Sant’Eusebio

17.16 MILES

High above Gravedona, this 15th-century stone church offers wonderful views of the lake and surrounding plains. The church protects some 17th-century…