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Verscio - Oratorio Sant'Anna – Verscio

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  • Oratorio Sant'Anna, Verscio
    Oratorio Sant'Anna, Verscio
    Photo: Fabio Balassi, Ascona-Locarno Tourism
Hike to the Oratorio Sant’Anna, from Verscio, home of the Teatro Dimitri. Those who like it exciting but still gentle are in the right place for this red and white tour.
easy
Distance 3.7 km
1:20 h
229 m
229 m
490 m
274 m
From Verscio, reachable by car or the Centovalli Railway (Locarno-Domodossola), the tour starts steeply at first before revealing a fantastic view. From the station, a narrow road leads up to the main road. Cross the road and turn left into the square, where you can already see the signposts. On the hiking trail that was newly built a few years ago, we head up towards the Oratorio Sant'Anna. The easily accessible path, which includes many steps, leads through a wonderful landscape of chestnut trees, birches and beeches. After almost 200 metres of ascent, you have more than earned a break at the Oratory. The small 17th century chapel (not accessible) is a place of tranquillity, from where you have a brilliant view over Lake Maggiore, the Maggia delta and the Centovalli. Continue mostly flat through the forest to below Monte Zucchero before heading downhill back to Verscio.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
490 m
Lowest point
274 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 13.79%Path 79.40%Road 6.80%
Asphalt
0.5 km
Path
2.9 km
Road
0.3 km
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Start

Verscio
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'699'695E 1'115'602N
DD
46.184503, 8.729873
DMS
46°11'04.2"N 8°43'47.5"E
UTM
32T 479153 5114582
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Destination

Verscio

Turn-by-turn directions

Verscio-Vigneta-Cappella Giacinto-Oratorio Sant'Anna-Pos Molino-Cappella Giacinto-Vigneta-Verscio

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Locarno railway station: Take the Centovalli Railway in the direction of Domodossola. Get off at Verscio (stop on request).

Return from Verscio: Take the Centovalli Railway in the direction of Locarno. Get off at Locarno railway station. Further information: www.sbb.ch 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'699'695E 1'115'602N
DD
46.184503, 8.729873
DMS
46°11'04.2"N 8°43'47.5"E
UTM
32T 479153 5114582
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Book recommendation by the author

To explore the route, we recommend buying the official maps of the Federal Office of Topography Swisstopo. In addition, the following website map.geo.admin.ch offers constantly updated data.

Equipment

  • Hiking daypack (approx. 20 liters) with rain cover

  • Comfortable and sturdy footwear

  • Adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers

  • Telescope sticks if necessary,

  • Sun and rain protection

  • Snacks and drinking water

  • First aid kit

  • Penknife

  • Mobile phone, headlight if necessary

  • Maps

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.7 km
Duration
1:20 h
Ascent
229 m
Descent
229 m
Highest point
490 m
Lowest point
274 m
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