Traveling in the Swiss Valley of Bregaglia continued – Part Two
Driving through the Swiss Valley of Bregaglia means you can stop at all of the adorable Swiss valley towns. Below I describe the main stops one should make. Enjoy the scenery and keep reading to learn more about these charming Swiss towns. The Bregaglia Valley is also great for hiking and bike riding.
Castasegna – border town
Castasegna is a one road town right on the border between Italy and Switzerland. You can actually pull up to a little four spot parking lot in Italy and cross right over into Switzerland. This is an excellent little town to stop, have a cup of coffee and the local hazelnut pastry. Walk up the main street in Castasegna for a good introduction into the valley.
Common features to see in the Swiss Valley of Bregaglia towns:
– House styles with wooden beams and slate roofs
– Sgraffiti artwork with borders around doors, windows, and occasionally more elaborate designs just under the roof
– Hand carved wooden doors
– Large iron pots hanging by doors or on corners of houses that are filled with flowers in the spring and summer time
– Hand made lace curtains and doilies in windows
– Neatly stacked firewood, probably the most organized firewood stacks around
– An abundance of fresh water fountains enclosed with large stones – as in most of Switzerland these fountains hold mountain spring water- cold, fresh, and delicious!