The Napoleonic Militias

On the trail of the Leontica Militia

Officials, ensigns, drummers and riflemen in period costumes: the parade which pays homage to the Napoleonic Militia will charm all the members of the family. Are you ready? Head to the Blenio Valley!

The July celebrations of St. Mary in Aquila and Ponto Valentino attract military history enthusiasts and tourists from all over Switzerland and beyond. Remember to bring your camera! March into the past. You’ll find yourself in 1800, when soldiers from the Blenio Valley left to join Napoleon’s army.

Be prepared to fight yourself though, if you want a space in the front row of the crowds!

Blenio Valley

The Blenio Valley, also dubbed the “Valle del Sole” or “Valley of the Sun”, is a paradise for nature lovers and is just waiting to be discovered.


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