A territory to discover

Ticino, a rich territory in history and traditions:
Discover all the initiatives in every season of the year.

Ticino: land to be discovered

Let yourself be fascinated by the most characteristic territories of Switzerland!
Take a walk by the lake or in the mountains, the Ticino is ideal for lovers of outdoor excursions.
Nature and culture at your fingertips.
In a few minutes drive from our hotel you can visit the charming cities of Lugano and Locarno, with their museums and characteristic places.

SWISS CHARM

Our guests will be fascinated by the most characteristic territories of Switzerland!
Take a walk by the lake or in the mountains, the Ticino is ideal for lovers of outdoor excursions.
In a few minutes drive from our hotel you can visit the charming cities of Lugano and Como, with their museums and characteristic places. For good food and wine lovers: do not miss the thematic routes between the typical grottos and the suggestive vineyards of the Mendrisiotto!

Sessa Goldmine

SESSA GOLDMINE

The area of Monte Sceré, as in all of Malcantone, has a subsoil rich in minerals, and various metals such as iron, lead, silver, and gold, extracted already in the 18th century. Here the earliest documented gold mining attemps date back to 1785, but on the banks of the Lisora river, neatly stacked piles of well-worn bowls can be found, representing the remain of gold mining activity dating from the Roman period (Aurifodine). For this reason, Malcantone has been included in the national inventory as “One of the largest mining districts in Switzerland.” Until 2015, the entrance to the Costa di Sessa mine was abandoned and inaccessible, hiding an underground maze with over two kilometres of tunnels dug by the miners on five different levels. This 375-meter tunnel, known as the “Leonilde,” is now open to the public to explore the spectacular and characteristic elements of the mining world. The Sessa mine is unique, offering the only possibility to experience the history of the extraction of gold minerals in Switzerland.

 

Shaftopen to the public with guide

Length: 382m
Minimal height: 1,65m 
Temperature: 11-12°C
Length of tour: 75min

miniera di Sessa
miniera di Sessa
Miniera Sessa

SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR VISIT

The constant temperature inside the cave is 11-12 °C; we recommend you take along warm clothes. Furthermore, due to the slippery ground, the access to the cave is allowed only with appropriate shoes or boots.

BOOKING VISITS, OPENING HOURS AND PRICES

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Dear guests,Following the new provisions against the spread of Coronavirus, for customers who have booked a stay at our facility, we communicate that:

Starting from Monday September 13th, the consumption at the table in the indoor areas (bar and restaurant) will be allowed only on presentation of a Covid Certificate (from 16 years old).Non-holders of the certificate will be able to consume outside (weather permitting) or in the room for breakfast only, with self-service mode.
Thanks for your cooperation and for your understanding.

The management