"Photo: Steeple of the Chiesa..." Lugano Off The Beaten Path Tip by worldtrekker

Lugano Off The Beaten Path: 41 reviews and 57 photos


Photo: Steeple of the Chiesa di Santa Maria del Sasso Church in Morcote. Morcote was once a fishing village, but in the 14th century it became a proper fortified town and was one of the major ports of Lake Lugano until the Melide Dam was built in 1847. During the golden age the beautiful church of Santa Maria del Sasso and the monumental stone staircase were built.
Morcote is where we ended our hike after an unending descent of millions of stairs from Monte Abostora. I mean UNENDING! We had a good laugh about it at the time, because it seemed we weren't getting anywhere! :) The stairs ended right at the church and there was beautiful music coming from inside, but I don't remember if it was flutes, or singing, or something else. It was nice though, and we sat in a shaded archway and listened for a while and enjoyed a fantastic view of Lake Lugano.

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  • Written Sep 8, 2002
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