High up in the Maggia Valley you will find Val Lavizzara. And above the Lavizzara Valley the mountain village of Fusio hugs the steep face of the mountains above the Maggia River. The architecture of the village points to various influences: stone houses like in the south, wooden barns like in Central Switzerland. The hike up to Lago di Mognola is very interesting as regards culture and landscape. You will come across sparse mountain forests, cascading waterfalls, lush vegetation, wonderful resting places and traces of ancient water conduits made from stone. All this defines the landscape at Alp Canà.
Seen from outside, the building is elliptical in shape, with a slanting roof and black and white stripes. The interior has a dizzying checkerboard design in the same colors. This is the church that was designed by the well-known architect, Mario Botta - the Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista at Fusio.