Trail of legends


Gerra Verzasca

The “sentiero delle leggende” (trail of legends) is a circular walk suitable for all, families and hikers. In 1h30 a fox will guide you in and out of the woods to discover this area of the upper valley and the world of stories and legends of the Verzasca.

The forest is an ecological system where different plant species, insects, wild and domestic animals live together. It is also a cultural space managed by fantasy characters and figures with strict community rules.

Along the way, read and listen to the stories of talking animals, witches, Crüsc, devils and saints that enliven the woods, mountains, alpine pastures, the village cores, the river or the caves of the Verzasca Valley. Legends are the ancient and profound expression that give name to the fears, challenges and ingenuity of the human being faced with the difficulties of life and nature.

More information: steps
Museo Val Verzasca: 08.10.2022 - 12.06.2023 temporary exhibition "Toccare le leggende"


  • Hiking boots
  • Sun cap
  • Water-bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Camera

Montagnepulite: This project was born to promote an effective management and sustainable use of mountain huts in Ticino, and in particular the litter management. The responsible management of litter in the mountains is a matter of common sense. We can all contribute:

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