A trip to Bosco Gurin is to be recommended at any time of the year, from the flowering spring and summer hiking seasons to the colourful autumn and fairytale winter. This, the highest village in the Ticino (more than 1500 m above sea level), is a popular destination summer and winter, being a mini ski resort that's only a (relative) stone's throw away from the mild climate of Lake Maggiore. In summer it's the perfect place to find harmony in nature – discovering plants, observing wild animals and negotiating long hikes and MTB tours. The surrounding woods are rich in flora, fauna and legends. Walking amongst larch, spruce, alder and hazelnut, you may well encounter the Weltu, the little friendly denizens of the woods with inverted feet, who watch over the cattle of the inhabitants at times of high snow or bad weather.