Sonogno Verzasca Valley, Ticino, Switzerland

Arrived at Sonogno, walking into the center of the village.

Arrived at Sonogno, walking into the center of the village.

Welcome to Sonogno!

Welcome to Sonogno!

Sonogno is a municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. It is located in Valle Verzasca and has a population of 91 in 2014. The local economy was based mostly on dairy farming.

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Roadside souvenir shop, the house is built from stone.

Restaurant Alpino, I had lunch here.

Restaurant Alpino; Since 1890 the Perozzi family has owned and operated the restaurant. I had lunch here.

After the lunch, I walked leisurely around  in the village.

Traditional stone house with the fresco of Madonna and Childin in Sonogno

Traditional stone house with the fresco of Madonna and Child in Sonogno

In front of the museum, local women are having fun chatting. Women love chattering in every country.

In front of the museum, local women are having fun chatting. Women love chattering in every country.

Verzasca Valley Museum Sonogno

Verzasca Valley Museum Sonogno

Let's go into the museum.

Let’s go into the museum.

The inside of the museum.

The inside of the museum.

The brochure of the Verzasca Valley Museum Sonogno

The brochure of the Verzasca Valley Museum Sonogno

The brochure of the Verzasca Valley Museum Sonogno

The brochure of the Verzasca Valley Museum Sonogno

Unique image and spring Sonogno

Unique image and spring in Sonogno

Lovely houses in Sonogno

Lovely houses in Sonogno

The parish church and town hall of Sonogno

The parish church and town hall of Sonogno

The parish church of St. Maria Loreto Sonogno

The parish church of St. Maria Loreto Sonogno

The parish church of Sonogno, dedicated to the Madonna of Loreto, was built between 1852 and 1854, as replacement for the old church dated before 1400, of which very little is known.

Altar of St. Maria Loreto Sonogno

Altar of St. Maria Loreto Sonogno

Interior of the parish church, St. Maria Loreto in Sonogno

Interior of the parish church, St. Maria Loreto in Sonogno

Madonna of Loreto or Madonna of the Pilgrims (Madonna dei Pellegrini da Caravaggio), Possession: Sant'Agostino Church (Rome)

Madonna of Loreto or Madonna of the Pilgrims (Madonna dei Pellegrini da Caravaggio), Possession: Sant’Agostino Church (Rome)

This picture depicts the apparition of the barefoot Virgin and naked child to two peasants on a pilgrimage.

Churchyard of St. Maria Loreto  

Churchyard of St. Maria Loreto Sonogno

After the parish church, found unique wood carvings

After the parish church, found unique wood carvings

Splendid houses in the village of Sonogno

Splendid houses in the village of Sonogno

It is meadows when you leave the center of the village.

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Dwelling houses and old cellars for food made from stone

Waterfall of Sonogno

Waterfall of Sonogno

Took a little rest beside the waterfall, I decided to leave this village.

Leaving the waterfall of Sonogno

Leaving the waterfall of Sonogno

Villagers of Sonogno are good at woodcraft.

Villagers of Sonogno are good at woodcraft.

The entire village of Sonogno is designated as part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.

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