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The Centro Internazionale di Scultura

Centro Internazionale
di Scultura
Via Cantonale
6695 Peccia (Svizzera)

info@centroscultura.ch
+41 91 760 80 80

Arrival is possible by car (parking spaces available) as well as by public transportation (several connections daily from Locarno, travel time approx. 1h30 hours).

Opening hours

From June to October
Tuesday - Sunday / 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday closed

Free Entrance

Guided tours

To request a guided tour or for any additional request, please write to:

info@centroscultura.ch
+41 91 760 80 80

Other places of interest in the surroundings. Activities and restaurants.

Direction north (Fusio)

Church of Mogno

The church dedicated to St. John the Baptist stands in the settlement of Mogno, which belongs to the municipality of Fusio. It was built between 1992 and 1996 according to a project by Mario Botta, on the site of the former 17th century church, which was destroyed by an avalanche in 1986. The modern church, with its original cylindrical shape divided at an angle and the decorative use of stone elements, stands out clearly from the houses that correspond to the traditional way of building in the mountain valleys. The expression of strength conveyed by the masonry contrasts playfully with the lightness of the glass roof.

Mountain village of Fusio

Fusio is the highest village in the Val Lavizzara (1280 m above sea level) The compact village center still has many characteristic old buildings made of stone and wood. The origins of the village are documented as 1286, but it cannot be excluded that the Walser, on their journey from the Valais to the Tyrol, also left traces here. Typical are also the shingle roofs made of larch or fir wood on some stables.

Mountain lakes around the Naret

The Naret area offers a wealth of different hikes. The Passo del Naret (2438 m), situated at the foot of the Pizzo del Naret (2585 m), leads to Val Sambuco, to Val Torta and to Ossasco in Val Bedretto. It is possible to stop for a rest at the Cristallina mountain hut (2349 m). The Valle Sambuco is also connected to the Leventina through the Passo del Sassello, (2334 m). The Passo del Sasso Nero (2420 m), on the other hand, leads to the Val di Peccia.

Scuola di Scultura

It is the policy of the Scuola di Scultura that it should be an open school, a place where everyone, beginners, intermediate and advanced students as well as professionals, are offered an opportunity to develop their creative talents.The professional quality and the special ambience characterised by the impressive and natural beauty of the upper Maggia valley offers ideal conditions for getting immersed in the world of the plastic arts. Our offer covers sculpture courses that deal with marble, wood and metal, modeling and drawing courses as well as art history seminars. Various artists, from Switzerland and from abroad, are in charge of the courses.For those who like to work freely and independently there is an opportunity to rent a studio apartment with its own work area. We look forward to welcome you in Peccia!

Peccia

La vallée latérale de Peccia se distingue par ses veines géologiques de pierre ollaire et de marbre blanc, ce dernier exploité et travaillé depuis plus de 60 ans. La région de Peccia, située entre 900 et 1300 m s./m. comprend une vallée latérale caractérisée par la présence de marbre et de pierre ollaire. Depuis plus de 60 ans, au lieu-dit «Gheiba» le marbre blanc est extrait et travaillé dans les laboratoires de Peccia. C’est l’unique carrière de marbre en Suisse.
La pierre ollaire a été exploitée et travaillée jusqu’au début du XXo siècle. Casseroles en pierre ollaire «laveggi» et fourneaux pour chauffer les maisons étaient les principaux produits manufacturés, vendus aussi sur les marchés de Milan et d’Hambourg dès le XVIo siècle.


Church of Mogno

The church dedicated to St. John the Baptist stands in the settlement of Mogno, which belongs to the municipality of Fusio. It was built between 1992 and 1996 according to a project by Mario Botta, on the site of the former 17th century church, which was destroyed by an avalanche in 1986. The modern church, with its original cylindrical shape divided at an angle and the decorative use of stone elements, stands out clearly from the houses that correspond to the traditional way of building in the mountain valleys. The expression of strength conveyed by the masonry contrasts playfully with the lightness of the glass roof.

Mountain village of Fusio

Fusio is the highest village in the Val Lavizzara (1280 m above sea level) The compact village center still has many characteristic old buildings made of stone and wood. The origins of the village are documented as 1286, but it cannot be excluded that the Walser, on their journey from the Valais to the Tyrol, also left traces here. Typical are also the shingle roofs made of larch or fir wood on some stables.

Mountain lakes around the Naret

The Naret area offers a wealth of different hikes. The Passo del Naret (2438 m), situated at the foot of the Pizzo del Naret (2585 m), leads to Val Sambuco, to Val Torta and to Ossasco in Val Bedretto. It is possible to stop for a rest at the Cristallina mountain hut (2349 m). The Valle Sambuco is also connected to the Leventina through the Passo del Sassello, (2334 m). The Passo del Sasso Nero (2420 m), on the other hand, leads to the Val di Peccia.

Scuola di Scultura

It is the policy of the Scuola di Scultura that it should be an open school, a place where everyone, beginners, intermediate and advanced students as well as professionals, are offered an opportunity to develop their creative talents.The professional quality and the special ambience characterised by the impressive and natural beauty of the upper Maggia valley offers ideal conditions for getting immersed in the world of the plastic arts. Our offer covers sculpture courses that deal with marble, wood and metal, modeling and drawing courses as well as art history seminars. Various artists, from Switzerland and from abroad, are in charge of the courses.For those who like to work freely and independently there is an opportunity to rent a studio apartment with its own work area. We look forward to welcome you in Peccia!

Peccia

La vallée latérale de Peccia se distingue par ses veines géologiques de pierre ollaire et de marbre blanc, ce dernier exploité et travaillé depuis plus de 60 ans. La région de Peccia, située entre 900 et 1300 m s./m. comprend une vallée latérale caractérisée par la présence de marbre et de pierre ollaire. Depuis plus de 60 ans, au lieu-dit «Gheiba» le marbre blanc est extrait et travaillé dans les laboratoires de Peccia. C’est l’unique carrière de marbre en Suisse.
La pierre ollaire a été exploitée et travaillée jusqu’au début du XXo siècle. Casseroles en pierre ollaire «laveggi» et fourneaux pour chauffer les maisons étaient les principaux produits manufacturés, vendus aussi sur les marchés de Milan et d’Hambourg dès le XVIo siècle.


Direction south (Bignasco/Ascona)

Prato Sornico

It is the result of the merger of two neighboring villages in 1864. In Prato there are large burgher houses that show that part of the population had a high standard of living in the past. These were wealthy families who had become rich through successful emigration to large European countries. It was the Berna, Gagliardi, Belli, Pfiffer and Guidini families that gave the village an almost urban character. Prato is situated at the entrance of the side valley of the same name, wide and rich in mountain pastures. Sornico is made up of a small group of houses clustered around the high bell tower and the ancient church of San Martino, which for centuries welcomed the faithful from all over the valley. This village was the main town of the municipality of Lavizzara, which also built the courthouse where the bailiff administered justice every two weeks during the three centuries of Swiss rule.

Brontallo

Village at the entrance to Lavizzara, built on a panoramic terrace in a sunny position. The small, enclosed and particularly suggestive village is settled at the foot of the slope to allow intensive cultivation of the flat land. The nucleus is divided into two parts, each with a specific function: the houses on one side and the stables on the other. The terrain on both sides of the valley is so steep everywhere that the population was forced to build numerous terraces and boundary walls that reach a total length of at least 22 kilometers. In addition to the village, it is worth visiting the church, whose façade is dominated by a large St. Christopher, the ossuary with frescoes dating back to the 16th century, and the Margoneggia hut, located on a sunny and panoramic hill.

Menzonio

The village is located at the same altitude as Brontallo and, like the latter, is built on a terrace, but much greener and less steep. Despite the good sun exposure, wine growing is no longer possible here, but in the past chestnut growing and field cultivation were important. Over the centuries, the inhabitants of Menzonio emigrated frequently, especially to Rome, where they worked as stable boys in the cardinals' stables. In the village, it is worth visiting the parish church, dedicated to Saints James and Philip, and the Madonna Assunta Oratory, which houses a large work by Gianfredo Camesi, a local artist of international renown.

Prato Sornico

It is the result of the merger of two neighboring villages in 1864. In Prato there are large burgher houses that show that part of the population had a high standard of living in the past. These were wealthy families who had become rich through successful emigration to large European countries. It was the Berna, Gagliardi, Belli, Pfiffer and Guidini families that gave the village an almost urban character. Prato is situated at the entrance of the side valley of the same name, wide and rich in mountain pastures. Sornico is made up of a small group of houses clustered around the high bell tower and the ancient church of San Martino, which for centuries welcomed the faithful from all over the valley. This village was the main town of the municipality of Lavizzara, which also built the courthouse where the bailiff administered justice every two weeks during the three centuries of Swiss rule.

Brontallo

Village at the entrance to Lavizzara, built on a panoramic terrace in a sunny position. The small, enclosed and particularly suggestive village is settled at the foot of the slope to allow intensive cultivation of the flat land. The nucleus is divided into two parts, each with a specific function: the houses on one side and the stables on the other. The terrain on both sides of the valley is so steep everywhere that the population was forced to build numerous terraces and boundary walls that reach a total length of at least 22 kilometers. In addition to the village, it is worth visiting the church, whose façade is dominated by a large St. Christopher, the ossuary with frescoes dating back to the 16th century, and the Margoneggia hut, located on a sunny and panoramic hill.

Menzonio

The village is located at the same altitude as Brontallo and, like the latter, is built on a terrace, but much greener and less steep. Despite the good sun exposure, wine growing is no longer possible here, but in the past chestnut growing and field cultivation were important. Over the centuries, the inhabitants of Menzonio emigrated frequently, especially to Rome, where they worked as stable boys in the cardinals' stables. In the village, it is worth visiting the parish church, dedicated to Saints James and Philip, and the Madonna Assunta Oratory, which houses a large work by Gianfredo Camesi, a local artist of international renown.

Food and Wine

Villa Pineta

villapineta.ch

Ristorante Medici

Medici Ristorante | ticino.ch

Grotto Pozzasc

Grotto Pozzasc - Peccia

Villa Pineta

villapineta.ch

Ristorante Medici

Medici Ristorante | ticino.ch

Grotto Pozzasc

Grotto Pozzasc - Peccia