High over Biasca on an Alp you’ll find the source of the Ri della Froda. This small and seemingly insignificant stream flows over a stony landscape shaped by the water over centuries, before becoming the largest waterfall in Ticino: Santa Petronilla.

This waterfall is best seen on a half-hour walk starting from the village square or Biasca railway station. The route goes past the Cavalier Pellanda Museum and then climbs to the church of San Pietro e Paolo, considered to be one of the most beautiful Romanic monuments in Switzerland. Walking along the path of the cross, visitors can admire 14 chapels with mosaics by contemporary artists. Once the chestnut trees are in view, hikers will see the stone bridge. The Santa Petronilla Waterfall is not far now. Click here for more information and dates:



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