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Change of schedule and possible cancelled activities

Events, exhibitions, shows and entertainment activities may be postponed or even cancelled.

Given the ever-changing situation, we would advise you to always check opening times in advance as well as any restrictions applying to the event directly with the contact people indicated.

We do our best to keep you constantly updated but apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Discovering the fascinating Malcantone

Malcantone The Malcantone is the most typical of the Ticino Sottoceneri region, welcomes tourists between an arm of Lake Lugano (Lugano) Agno, the Gulf, the Ponte Tresa River and the mountains that divide Switzerland and Italy, and the splendid Lake Maggiore (Locarno).

Start your day by visiting the amazing goldmine in Sessa, the only place in Switzerland where you can discover what it was once like to mine gold. This memorable experience is a compendium of emotions and stories. Afterwards, make your way to the traditional village of Novaggio where you can embark on the “Trail of Marvels” a trail which allows you to discover mills, hydraulic forges, castles and mines. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Hydraulic Forge in Malcantone, the only one still operating in Switzerland.

The ideal program:


Excursion for everyone


  • Take the train to Ponte Tresa
  • Have breakfast by the lake
  • Reach by bus the Goldmine of Sessa (bus from Ponte Tresa to Sessa and from Sessa to “La Costa”, Sessa) and have a visit
  • Walk from the Goldmine of Sessa to Astano
  • Continue by bus to Novaggio


  • Have a picnic or have lunch in a restaurant
  • Enjoy the “Trail of marvels
  • Visit to “Maglio del Malcantone” and the different points of interest on the path
  • Return by bus (to Magliaso) and by train to Lugano

Not to be missed


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  1. Contact


    Lugano Region tourist office
    Piazza della Riforma
    +41 58 220 65 00

  2. Notes
  3. Opening

    April-June / September-October
    Sa-Su and public holidays

    Th-Su and public holidays