Monte Carasso – Tibetan bridge

Monte Carasso – Tibet Bridge

Monte Carasso Tibet Bridge - Taxi Lugano

The Tibetan Bridge in the valley of Sementina, Tessin, Switzerland

The rope bridge in the valley of Sementina was today (31.5.2015) officially inaugurated as planned.

“Along 270 mts and weighing about 50 tons, the bridge built by the Tibetan Foundation Curzútt-S. Barnard will traverse the rugged valley that divides the towns of Monte Carasso and Sementina. The bridge connects Curzutt S. Bernardo and the Via delle Vigne, allowing everyone to make excursions in an area rich in historical presence, landscape, food and wine.

Anchored at a height of 696 m, the bridge’s point center rises to 130 m “over the river making it the longest suspension bridge in the Alps.” The walkway, has no more than one meter wide, scarce, and it is wood larch made. Touring it is a now a unique experience, thanks to tight security, involving experienced hikers, young and intrepid families that could allow it.

The main feature of the Bridge is it’s elasticity, (as expected!), otherwise how could it be possible to resist to the wind strength, or the heavy snow loads, and also the people’s weight crossing it.

“The bridge is easily accessible thanks to the Monte Carasso’s funicular to Mornera passing through Curzùtt. The ancient and picturesque hill town, is the ideal starting point to discover an area rich in historical facts.” Source: website –

It is expected that the bridge could attract 20 to 40 thousand tourists a year. It is surely a real nice attraction to be added to many other from Canton Ticino. But this will have undoubtedly a special meaning for the municipals, as it could encourage their “hearts” to forget some quarrels occurred in the past  😉.

To those interested in visiting the Monte Carasso tibetan bridge, we leave you a tip: If you suffer from vertigo, maybe it will be better not to cross it. We’ll show you when you finished reading this post.

If you want to go and fell the experience of crossing it, then we would be more than happy to take you there 😉.

We invite you to take a look at this video and see this amazing structure as well as the brave workers and all those involved in its construction:

Tibetan Bridge Monte Carasso

Live the music at Lugano Classic music festival

Lugano Classic Music Festival – Live the music.

You arrived at Lugano and you are looking for a place to listen some good classical music. Here are some options – Lugano Classical Music Festival.

Lugano Classical Music Festival

Lugano Classical Music Festival

There are many locations, destinations and tourist spots that are worth visiting in the beautiful country of Switzerland but there are certain aspects of their tradition that one should not miss. Switzerland is a nation full of tradition, culture and most importantly, festivals and a tourist should plan his/her visit according to festival schedules.

One of the festivals that is mostly looked upon during the year is the Lugano Classical Music Festival. As the name suggests this festival is located and enjoyed in the city of Lugano.

This event is celebrated in a traditional festive way with music being the centre of all attention. People gather near Lake Ceresio in the presence of a lot of music. The main theme that dominates the event is classical music, which is the epicenter of the whole festival, but there are other types of artistry performed too. You will not see culture, tradition, art and music better expressed than at the Lugano Classical Music Festival.

This program is a major tourist attraction because of its unique performances which are divided into two parts; the first part features entertainers, orchestras, musicians and soloists who perform around a dozen concerts for the people to enjoy. While the second part is dedicated to the Martha ArgerichProject which focuses on the well-known pianist already mentioned.

This gives the festival a real cultural and charismatic transformation. Martha Argerich was an extremely talented pianist from Argentina and it is her music that gives this festival a unique essence. Near the end, the musicians join together in chorus to sing and perform for the people; this tradition continues and more musicians from the international scene join them each year.

It is rightly said that words cannot describe all in certain experiences, the Lugano Classical Music festival is one that you should not miss and experiencing the festival will truly describe it for you.