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Pine cones

The “pinus cembra” or Swiss pine with its characteristic needles in bundles of five is one of the trees most typical of the region of Lucomagno. The Selvasecca pine forest is in fact one of the biggest in southern Switzerland, with trees that are more than three centuries old. The Swiss pine is an evergreen tree that grows spontaneously.

The paths on the banks of the wide and peacefully flowing river provide ample opportunities for relaxing walks or energetic hiking, horse-riding and cycling; if you are looking for a challenge, then canoeing or rafting may be more up your street, whilst there is no shortage of sports facilities, fitness centres and spas. Higher up, the smaller valleys are a veritable goldmine of local specialities, which you can savour in informal style at the “grottos”. On the banks of the river, silently marking the seasons and the passing of time, stand silent historic dwellings, museums, beautifully frescoed Romanesque monuments and small private chapels. On the outskirts of the town the granite quarries stand like sentinels guarding this delightful crossroads on the “People’s Highway”.