The didactical trail, which passes through the naturalistic and archaeological site of Gandria offers you the possibility of really getting a better idea of the natural world and history of this very special and easily accessed pre-alpine region.
Along the way, there are 15 numbered stations for the guided observation of special characteristics of the environment. In this natural scenario, there are several vantage points from which outstanding views can be admired. These landscapes are listed in the Federal registry of landscapes and villages of national importance that are to be protected.
Gandria-Brè: 766 m
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Gandria-Brè: 3 h
Location: Gandria and surroundings
Altitude: average ca.460m; border(279)-Aldesago(746)-Brè(785)
PROSPECTUS IN THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGES: Italian - German
Features of theme trail: archaeological - natural - cultural
Physical effort: 2 (1 = easy, 0-300m / 2 = good, 300-600m / 3 = average, 600-900)
Technical effort: T2 (T1 = footpath / T2 = mountain hiking trail)
Selling of typical local products: -
The trail may be reached from Lugano by Postal Bus or by boat, talking advantage of the Service provided by Lugano’s Società Navigazione del Lago.
In a charming corner of Lake Lugano, a few steps from Italy, the Customs Museum illustrates past and present of the management and surveillance of the borders (fight against illegal traffics and forgery, prevention of trade in endangered species, and much more) and tells stories about a region which identity has been always defined by the border.