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About La Canonica di Camedo

Today’s La Canonica house was built in the 1950s, constructed upon a far older rustico stone structure which still forms the ground floor. The last priest who resided in La Canonica di Camedo was Don. Pietro Vaerini, who passed away in 2001. The house remained largely untouched until 2019, when it was transferred by the Diocese of Lugano, and refurbished as seen today.

In and around the village of Camedo

Camedo is a small village in the Locarno district of Ticino, situated in the beautiful Centovalli – which is Italian for “a hundred valleys”. It is the most westerly Swiss village in the valley, and sits on the border with Italy where it becomes Vigezzo valley.

Convenience and beauty in the FART railway

Centovalli is perhaps most famous for the spectacular train journey between Locarno and Domodossola. Operated by the FART (Ferrovie Autolinee Regionali Ticinesi) Camedo’s railway station is the final Swiss stop before entering Italy’s Vigezzo valley. The convenience is a fantastic benefit for Camedo visitors, making travelling to Locarno, Domodossola – and all villages between – far easier than in any other valley.

In addition, several times a year the ‘Treno Storico’ (‘Historic train’) from 1923 returns to the railway line, giving visitors the chance to experience travel of a century ago.

Camedo bridge
Historic train day
Camedo station
Intragna bridge

Hiking – Via del Mercato

La “Via Del Mercato“ hiking trail (SvizzeraMobile 631). Enjoy a hike on the historic medievalmule track from Camedo to Verdasio and Intragna.

With the Centovalli Railway to Camedo, the starting point of this historically interesting hike, which used to be an important route for transporting goods for the valley’s farmers. The hike is 12.2 km, medium difficulty, and approximately 4.5 hours.

Llama trecking

A unique experience for the whole family atop the beautiful Monte Comino, riding llamas with spectacular views of Lago Maggiore and Centovalli. Llamas originate from the Andes, where they can be found on altitudes between 3000 and 5000 meters above the sea. They are very sensitive and friendly animals and always ready to guide our customers through the paths of Monte Comino.

Rasa Villa

A charming quiet village accessible only by foot and by cable car across the Centovalli. A starting point for a range of hikes, including the challenging ascent to Monte Gridone. Dont miss the photo opportunity of „Swing the World“ 

Monte Comino

Take the cable car from Verdasio train station to 1200m for panoramic hikes, relaxation, and llama trekking.  Mount Comino, in the Centovalli, awaits you in its unspoiled nature at 1200 m/sm.

Reachable in less than 7 minutes from Verdasio by a modern cable car built in 1993, it is the ideal place for a day of relaxation and fun with the family, spent along one of the many proposed itineraries, accompanied by a llama on a scenic trek, or enjoying a typical Ticino dish at the Grotto at the Hut.

Locarno Film Festival

One of the worlds most important film festivals for 11 days a year, for 75+ years. It fills the whole center of Locarno with new talent, creative arts and renowned film professionals. 

Moon & Stars Music Festival

Ticino‘s most popular music and food festival in Piazza Grande Locarno for two weeks every July, Moon and Stars hosts Swiss and International acts (which have included Sting, Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera and more). 

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