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Discovering Malcantone’s gleaming mine and marvels

Lugano – Ponte Tresa – Sessa – Astano – Novaggio

From Ponte Tresa, make your way to Miniera d’Oro di Sessa, located in one of Switzerland’s largest mining districts. After visiting the mine, head to Novaggio, the starting point for the Sentiero delle Meraviglie, a loop trail which takes you through a haven of tranquillity and lush greenery. You’ll pass by the historic Maglio del Malcantone where iron was worked in the 19th century to make commonly used tools.


The ideal program:


  • Transfer and visit to the Miniera d'Oro di Sessa (upon request)
  • Picnic


  • Sentiero delle Meraviglie
  • Visit to the Maglio del Malcantone

Not to be missed

  • Urban Art in Novaggio
  • Santo Stefano al Colle Church (Miglieglia)
  • Villages of Sessa, Astano and Breno
  • The Museo del Malcantone (Curio)
  • Local craftsmanship

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  1. Contact

    6997 Sessa

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