Top 10 things to do in Giornico, Switzerland

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Top 10 things to do in Giornico, Switzerland

What does Switzerland make you think of? Most certainly, it has to be the magnificent Alps, the Swiss cheese, the divine chocolates and also without a miss, romance. Switzerland is the epitome of romance all year round. Giornico is a municipality in the district of Leventina in Switzerland and is one of the many superbly beautiful places in this country. Giornico will leave you awestruck.

The beauty of this place is a real charm. Although Giornico is not a very well known tourist destination, however, once you visit it, you are bound to think that this place is highly underrated. It is stunningly beautiful and is set right in the lap of mother nature. What more could a tourist want from a destination they are traveling to? Although it is small, this place has a little something for every traveler. It is bound to make everyone very happy. With pleasant weather and a small population, Giornico is all set to welcome you with open arms. You will forever keep marveling over this magnificent place, and you will fall head over heels in love with it. 

If you have been planning to visit this place but not very sure about all the things that you must do while you get here, you have bumped into the right place. Today we are going to tell you about the top 10 uniquely amazing things that you could do around Giornico, Switzerland. So read carefully and know more about it.

1. Visit the dreamy Chiesa di Santa Maria del Castello

There are, in fact, several churches that you could see at Giornico. The Chiesa di Santa Maria del Castello is simply a dreamy and marvelous beauty. If you are adventurous, this church is suitable for you because you have to hike your way up here. The hike and the scenic view are just as beautiful as the church, and you are going to love it.

Top 10 things to do in Giornico, Switzerland
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Castello @fabian_buergi

2. Plunge into Swiss history with Museo di Leventina

Are you immensely interested in history? Do you want to know more about Swiss history? Without any further delay, head to Museo di Leventina and watch the Swiss history unfold right before your eyes. Honestly, it would be an example worth remembering. The collection here is amazing, and you could marvel at them till your heart is content.

Top 10 things to do in Giornico, Switzerland
Museo di Leventina @marghempf

3. Verzasca River and its valley will mesmerize you for sure

River valleys are something that everyone wants to visit because they are so beautiful. So, you could visit the valley of the river Verzasca and let yourself be mesmerized by its immense natural beauty. The one single term that best defines it is stunning. Situated right in the lap of nature, the climate of this valley varies from place to place due to differences in altitude.

Top 10 things to do in Giornico, Switzerland
Verzasca River @margarete_oppermann

4. All art lovers are welcome at Chiesa di San Nicola

Chiesa di San Nicola translates to the Church of St. Nicholas. It is one of the best churches that you will see in all of Switzerland. A beautiful example of Romanesque architecture, this church is a major tourist attraction. The building’s architecture simple and perfect. Every part of it is gorgeous. When you visit Giornico, do make it a point to check out this amazing church because without doing that, your trip will remain incomplete.

Top 10 things to do in Giornico, Switzerland
Chiesa di San Nicola @sioz4026

5. Cima di Bri will sweep you off your feet with its majesty 

Let’s face the fact. Cima di Bri is one of the best things that you get to see at this municipality. It is so divine and majestic that it will leave you awestruck. A part of the Lepontine Alps, Cima di Bri has an average elevation of 2520 meters. It is a sight that you would not want to miss out on. Hikers who have been up there, say that it is not at all an easy mountain to climb. With all its ruggedness and all its beauty, this mountain is something that you should watch out for.

Top 10 things to do in Giornico, Switzerland
Cima di Bri @suterluis

6. Cima d’Efra is a divine beauty

There is yet another beautiful mountain that you could see from this municipality, and that is none other than the magnificent Cima d’ Efra. This mountain peak has an elevation of 2577 meters above sea level. The stunning view will mesmerize you. The fun fact is that the area around Cima d’ Efra is quite densely populated. Surprised?

Top 10 things to do in Giornico, Switzerland
Cima d’Efra @mina_priore

7. Bacino Val d’Ambra is the beauty that your eyes must behold

This is a dam that is worth visiting. The earth dam, Val d’ Ambra, was inaugurated in the year 1965. This beautiful dam is 32 meters high and a staggering 105 meter long. The interesting fact is that the water from the lake is used to generate hydroelectric power.

Top 10 things to do in Giornico, Switzerland
Bacino Val d’Ambra @laser76

8. Madom Gröss will leave you spellbound

Giornico is a place where you can see several mountain peaks that belong to the Lepontine Alps, and it just never gets old. It is grand and of course, very beautiful. One such peak is Madom Gröss. It is simply stunning to look at. With an elevation of 2741 meters above the sea level, this mountain, too, is quite challenging. Nevertheless, it will leave you spellbound at its very majesty and magnificence.

Top 10 things to do in Giornico, Switzerland
Madom Gröss @amuedespacher

9. Museo La Congiunta is perfect if you want to lose yourself in art and sculpture

Are you ardently interested in art and sculpture? If the answer is yes, then Museo La Congiunta is the perfect place for you. It houses all the sculptures and even reliefs made by the artist none other than Hans Josephsohn that were made between the years 1950 and 1991. What is more striking is that their catalogs are available in Italian and German as well.

Top 10 things to do in Giornico, Switzerland
Museo La Congiunta @kahnweiler1906

10. Watch Brenno flow with all its vigor

If beauty had been a river, it would be nothing but Brenno. This 40-kilometer long river is a beautiful sight. This river drains the beautiful Blenio Valley. The water in this river is pristine, and the landscape around it is utterly divine. You should go there to enjoy yourself more.

Top 10 things to do in Giornico, Switzerland
Blenio Valley @andycattaneo

The wonderful municipality of Giornico is all that a tourist needs to relax, unwind, rejuvenate, and fall in love with. It is divine, pristine, and it is set in the lap of the mighty Alps. All in all, everything about it is conducive to making it a wonderful tourist destination. So, go on and visit this wonderful place and make great memories that will never fade.