In May, I had the privilege of spending a 3 days bloggers trip in the Italian part of Switzerland at Parkhotel Brenscino ( I will give you more details about our staying in the next post) together with incredibly talented and hard working people thanks to Ascona-Locarno tourism agency. I will include their Instagram accounts at the end of this post, so you can convince yourself.
We all know that Switzerland is covered in mountains and lakes but surprisingly there are regions in the Italian part of Switzerland rich in waterfalls such as Bavona Valley, at the top of the Maggia Valley.
The waterfall is a spectacular sight, rushing down an 80 meter high rock and right next to it there is a lovely picturesque village named Swiss Machu Picchu. The round hike takes about 90 minutes, without taking photos and videos, but of course you won’t resist without capturing the beauty of the nature. After a demanding hike, you must spoil your tummy with Ticinese specialties ( e.g. pizzoccheri ) at La Froda Ristorante, right by the waterfall, a typical Ticinese grotto, which has been in operation since 1928.
How to get there
Starting from Locarno drive in the direction of Vallemaggia. Once you are in the Vallemaggia Valley, you can continue via Avegno- Maggia – Cevio – Bignasco to San Carlo/Val Bavona.
@michelleahunziker the one who invited me and to whom I am very thankful for wakes up at 5 a.m
@christofs70 the one who took some breathtaking photos of me