Following the Trail of Hermann Hesse


The cemetery of the marvellous Church of St. Abbondio in Gentilino, where the worldwide famous writer/artist is buried, is the first stop of the foot tour, along which some tablets with Hesse’s texts have been set.

From there starts an enchanting path, winding through the woods towards the grotti, where Hermann Hesse used to stop and where it is possible to get refreshment before continuing through the woods which lead to Montagnola. In the village, the footpath leads to the houses where Hesse lived: the Casa Camuzzi and the Casa Rossa. Along the way you can admire the wonderful view of Monte San Salvatore, Monte Lema and Monte Brè. This activity could ideally be integrated into a visit of the Hermann Hesse Museum in the Torre Camuzzi.


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