One of Switzerland's steepest cable cars takes visitors from Piotta to the Alp of Piora. Built in 1921 to aid in the construction of the dam, nowadays the small red cable car takes 100 visitors per hour to the beautiful hiking region surrounding the mountain lakes of the region of Ritom-Piora.
The Piora Valley is one of the most intact areas of the Ticino: it is wonderfully silent and you will see the open skies reflected in the clear waters of the several mountain lakes you will pass by in this high valley. This hike passes by three of the largest regional lakes and loops back to the starting point.
Generally, museums are in big cities, or at least in highly visited villages, but hardly are they ever on a 2,100-meter-high mountain pass.