|Starting point:||Curzútt (Corte di Sotto, Monte Carasso)|
|Getting to the starting point:||Bus/car to Monte Carasso; midway station, Monte Carasso – Mornera cable car|
|Back from the destination:||Bus/car to Bellinzona and Locarno|
|Difference in elevation:||Ascent 270 m, descent 600 m|
|Hiking time:||2h 40m|
|Season:||March to November|
|Note: At the cable car valley station, ask for the large key to enter San Barnàrd church.|
Curzútt (Corte di Sotto) lies hidden in the chestnut woods above Monte Carasso: people came here to make a living from agriculture because the Ticino plain was too wet. Nowadays there is a hostel here; the stone houses and drystone walls are always popular photography subjects. Curzútt is a midway station on the Mornera cable car line.
A second highlight is close at hand: the former (now disused) Romanesque mountain village church of San Barnàrd. Sumptuous frescoes depicting the "Madonna del Latte" adorn the squat interior of this small place of worship.
The route now climbs well over 150 m to the next highlight: the spectacular Carasc suspension bridge over the Sementina Gorge (the entire hike has signage with this name).
After passing the upland plain of San Defendente with a late mediaeval oratory, the route follows the old stone path that descends very steeply to Sementina and Monte Carasso. At the end, walkers will see the "Fortini della fame" (circular "hunger" towers) on the left, the Dufour defence line and the SS. Trinità church.
The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.