What’s facing you? 360 steps suspended in space. In the distance, you can hear the laughter of a group of kids: they’ve already reached the point where you have yet to arrive. The bridge is solidly anchored to a cement and iron structure. That boosts your confidence and gives you a sense of safety and it leaves no doubts about the seriousness of your endeavour. And yet the bridge seems to be hanging on just two steel ropes.
The spaces between the larch deck planks leave no room for imagination: your gaze reveals a 130 metre drop down into the gorge. But, for the time being, your feet are solidly planted on the ground. There’s plenty of time. You’ve dedicated your afternoon to exploring the only rope bridge in Ticino. You took the cable car in Monte Carasso to reach Curzútt, where you enjoyed a coffee on the sun-drenched terrace. Then you crossed the old part of the village, where each stone has a story to tell. When you saw the swing in the kids’ playground, you couldn’t resist the temptation and you tried to touch the sky with your toes.