• Trails of Marvels
  • Trails of Marvels
  • Trails of Marvels
  • Trails of Marvels
  • Trails of Marvels
  • Trails of Marvels
  • Trails of Marvels
  • Trails of Marvels
  • Trails of Marvels
  • Trails of Marvels

Theme Trails – Novaggio – Maglio di Aranno – Novaggio

The Trail of Marvels

This trail leads you to the discovery of dry walls, windmills, corn grinding mills, castles, old brickworks and mines.

The Malcantone area boasts a fascinating variety of landscapes, running the gamut from lakeshores to the summit of Monte Lema and encompassing hillsides dotted with villages and extensive woodland. The Trail of Marvels is a just over 6 km loop (taking around two hours on foot) which is particularly suited to families; the itinerary is especially interesting for devotees of historic buildings and ruins. Along the signposted path which winds its way through the valley of the Magliasina river, information boards illustrate the region’s most interesting features: chapels, cereal and chestnut mills and the little that remains of old mines. Another gem to be visited along the route is the forge. The fauna and flora is particularly fascinating whilst the remains of a castle can also be seen.

The Trail of Marvels – easy

The Trail of Marvels – medium

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6.7 km

Height difference

Circuito/Themenweg/Circuit: 383 m
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Circuito/Themenweg/Circuit: 2 h 10'



  1. Contact notes

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    The path of Marvels: the traces of the past.

    The Trail of Marvels mapped with Google Street View Trekker!

  2. Notes

    Itinerary: Novaggio – Maglio di Aranno – Aranno – Novaggio

    Locality: Novaggio
    Location: Novaggio and surroundings
    Altitude: Novaggio 638 m/ Maglio di Aranno 584 m
    Map: 1353

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

    Features of theme trail: natural – cultural - historical
    Physical effort: 1 (1 = easy, 0-300m / 2 = good, 300-600m / 3 = average, 600-900)
    Technical effort: T1 (T1 = footpath / T2 = mountain hiking trail)
    Refreshments: yes
    Selling of typical local products: Azienda Agricola Masseria al Ronco (Novaggio), Azienda Agricola Celso (Miglieglia)

    Maglio di Aranno: Signor Daniele Borin, +41 (0)79 609 15 60

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  3. How to arrive

    The trail may be reached by Postal Bus.

    Journey by public transports!

  4. Signalization

    Wl Ti 634 Sentiero Delle Meraviglie 140X140

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