Its touristic history began more than 100 years ago and is essentially connected to the summit (1704 m above sea level). The summit can be reached by the pioneering rack railway and is particularly popular with tourists for the new “Fiore di pietra” (stone flower) structure, built by the famous architect Mario Botta and enthroned on the rocky mountain plateau, in whose windows the breathtaking panorama is reflected.
This generous mountain offers countless places, villages, viewpoints and routes that are worth exploring. The many testimonies to the rural past that are now a hiking destination can be seen everywhere. In this particularly extensive area, there are countless opportunities to spend entertaining and relaxing days.
VALLE DI MUGGIO
As a hamlet of the former municipality of Muggio, at 904 meters above sea level, Scudellate is a remarkable example of a linear settlement on a steep slope, with old terraced fields downhill and meadows uphill. The history of the population was marked not only by agricultural activities supplemented by emigration, but also by the proximity of the border with Italy, which has led to intense smuggling activities. The proximity to the border enabled Scudellate to develop a privileged relationship with the village of Erbonne, which is itself a hamlet of San Fedele Intelvi in the province of Como but is mainly populated by families original from Ticino. Scudellate and Erbonne are not only connected by an easily accessible hiking or cycling path, but also have a large part of their own history in common