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

Get best view of Canton Ticino from Monte Generoso

The stunning canton of Ticino is situated at the border areas of Switzerland and Italy. The area is dominated by Italian speaking Swiss folk thus the official language of this region is exclusively Italian.

Geographically, the canton of Ticino lies in the extreme south of the country itself. In this beautiful landscape is the Monte Generoso, a massy topographic structure which adds majesty to this place. Monte Genereso is splendidly located between two lakes Como and Lugano. The mountain is partially present in Italian and Swiss territory. The northern parts are located in Italy while the southern and western parts are in Switzerland.

A view from far away highlights the sheer excellence of this mountain as it reaches for the skies. A person wonders how beautiful the scene would be from the top of the mountain and rightly so. The summit is accessible to visitors and they can opt for either hiking or going up by the railway route. The height of the Monte Generoso is just a little over a kilometer.

If you want to go sight-seeing then you will enjoy every bit of this place. The scene from Monte Generoso is bound to take your breath away as it shows God’s perfect work on this planet. You see the lake Como and Lugano and also the lakes Varese and Maggiore, to the north you see famous Alps Mountains. If lucky and the weather supports, you might be able to the take a peek at the Apennine mountains in the background.

The different geographical features visible from that height blend so nicely together that you will be left awe-struck by witnessing the tremendous balance of nature. Inspiration flows from the view and Edward Lear, an artist and painter, had painted this scene back in the 19th century which is now placed in the Ashmolean Museum.