Leonardo's walk from Bellinzona to Locarno




Sunday 17 July 2022
Leonardo's walk from Bellinzona to Locarno
Inauguration of the Leonardo Tour in the Canton Ticino

In 2019, on the occasion of Leonardo's 500th anniversary, the Associazione Cammino di Sant'Agostino gave life to the Path of Leonardo, www.sentierodileonardo.it: a 540 km route that links the Lombard, Ticino and Graubünden places in a ring. connected to Leonardo da Vinci, to indelibly celebrate his memory.

Sunday 17 July 2022 the path of Leonardo's Path will be enriched by a peculiar extension: the new walking itinerary from Bellinzona to Ponte Tresa will be inaugurated, passing through Locarno, Cadero, Curiglia, Dumenza and Astano; a further 75 km of path to be covered in four stages, in this way a 120 km loop path will be created, called the Leonardesco Tour of the Canton Ticino.

On that inaugural Sunday we will walk on what is perhaps the most evocative of the four stages: the Bellinzona-Locarno, 22 km long to connect the two medieval Visconti castles. It is a walking route largely through the greenery on the edge of Ticino river, in the Parco del Piano di Magadino. The inaugural event is open to all and participation is free.

Walk program on Sunday 17 July:

9:00 am: Meeting in Bellinzona, in Piazza Government
9:30 am: departure on foot for Locarno
12:30 pm: packed lunch at the Kart Longhi, Via Pizzante - Locarno
1.30 pm: departure for Locarno
3:30 pm: arrival at the Castello and the Rivellino Leonardesco in Locarno, with guided tour.

The walk will be for the most part on a path, cycle / pedestrian path, lakeside or sidewalk, we recommend clothing and footwear for light summer trekking, and a supply of water.

To register, send an email to [email protected] indicating the names of the participants and a mobile phone for any communications.


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