Verdasio is part of the municipality of Centovalli and is located on a steep terraced slope at an altitude of 700 m. The architectural highlights include several mansions from the 17th century, built by emigrants who later returned to the small village.
Steep steps connect the lower and upper parts of the village. The village is best admired from a distance: you can then see how the houses nestle together on the steep slope with the narrow alleyways winding between them. Below the village of Verdasio, the old bridle path takes you past a stone chapel, which forms a superb picture postcard panorama together with the historical buildings that surround it.
A stone's throw from Locarno there is an earthly paradise waiting for you: it's called Centovalli.
02.07.2020: CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE! A modern cableway, with a valley station that is located on the main street just 100 metres from Verdasio station, takes you up to Monte Comino.
The hike, which takes around three-and-a-half hours, is demanding in places and is therefore only recommended for experienced and well-equipped hikers.
The journey takes just a few minutes but it is like travelling in time, with authentic places and magical countryside along the way.