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The Historical Sonvico Nature Trail

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  2. Notes

    Itinerary: Sonvico-Monte Roveraccio-Sonvico

    Locality: Sonvico
    Location: From Sonvico to Rosone
    Altitude: Sonvico 597m/Fluss 560m/Monte Roveraccio 904m
    Map: 1333

    PROSPECTUS IN THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGES: Italian - German - French – English

    Features of theme trail: historical - archaeological - natural - cultural - artistic – architectural - panoramic
    Physical effort: 2 (1 = easy, 0-300m / 2 = good, 300-600m / 3 = average, 600-900)
    Technical effort: T2 (T1 = footpath / T2 = mountain hiking trail)
    Refreshments: yes
    Selling of typical local products: La Pastorella (Villa Luganese)

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  3. How to arrive

    The Luganese Regional Bus Line covers the Lugano – Sonvico stretch; from Val Colla you can reach Sonvico, using the postal bus from Tesserete to Sonvico.

    Journey by public transports!

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The comparison between past and present, at every step of the way, will make us more aware of the delicate and complex relationship between living organisms and the surrounding nature.

“A territory, of incredible beauty, important tokens of the past, a remarkable historical and artistic heritage, a natural world that is to be discovered: how can we enhance these elements?”

The historical Sonvico nature trail was created with this basic idea in mind.

This theme trail was conceived with the intention of allowing people to take advantage and enjoy all these different features, following an easy itinerary. With this trail we wish to enhance both nature’s elements and the local peculiarities, besides stimulating one to stop and consider how delicate and complex the relationship between living organisms is and the role that each of us plays in modifying the fragile environmental balance that surrounds us.

The comparison between past and present, that emerges at every step we take during our excursion will make us more aware of all this.” The itinerary has been planned in function of the four elements: Water; Fire, Earth and Air. The observation points are indicated on the numbered descriptive panels.

The trail is divided into 3 circuits and may therefore be covered even only in part. It is quite easy and it is well ssuited for families and for all those who appreciate and know how to observe the surrounding environment.

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9.1 km

Height difference

Sonvico-Monte Roveraccio-Sonvico: 478 m
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Sonvico-Monte Roveraccio-Sonvico: 3 h