16 Apr PATH OF OLIVE TREES BETWEEN GANDRIA AND CASTAGNOLA
The Olive Path winds between Gandria and Castagnola among woods and olive groves and was created and inaugurated in 2002.
The 3.3 km long route is enriched by 18 information tables bearing news about history, botany, olive cultivation, olives and oil.
Among the younger olive groves are the organic olive grove in Rozza and the olive grove on terraces with dry stone walls in Nusera.
Once at Lido San Domenico you can take a detour from the main path to climb towards the Parco degli Ulivi, a large olive-growing area right on the slopes of Monte Brè from which you can admire Lake Lugano from above.
Before you set off on foot with your family along the idyllic and informative lakeside trail, you can take a walk through Gandria’s winding lanes.
The nucleus of Gandria, very picturesque and well preserved, with the facades of the houses that are mirrored in the waters of Ceresio, is a picturesque fishing village among the most beautiful lake villages in Ticino. The buildings, narrow with each other, can be reached through stairways and narrow streets.
Like other villages overlooking the banks of Ceresio, Gandria was home to artists and architects who made themselves known abroad, such as brothers Giovanni and Giuseppe Torricelli.
Throughout the route you can enjoy a magnificent view of Lake Lugano and the surrounding mountains.
Height difference: 84 m
Distance: 3.17 km
Time: 1 Hour
You can easily reach Gandria by bus with the Lugano – Porlezza line.
Both Castagnola and Gandria can be reached by boats of the Società Navigazione del Lago di Lugano.