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There is no time to get bored during your stay with us!  These are some, but not all, the activities we can think of can keep you busy if you want a break from hiking the so many trails available in our beautiful valley!

Man Climbing

Rock Climbing


Free rock climbing is 5 minutes walk away from Casa Gialla at the "Russo" gneiss crag!  Long routes and lots of climbs of all difficult ranges from 4C to 8B+.


Do you want to make a hand-made postcard of your favorite spot in Val Onsernone for someone special?    Painting (and well, why not also try sculpting lessons!) for kids and adults at Perdomo Artworks!  The studio is located at the ground level of Casa Gialla.

The Baths of Craveggia


At the end of Val Onsernone, from the village Spruga, one can easily reach on foot, the ruins of the old baths of Craveggia.     

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Funivia Zott-Salei


Take the 7 minute ride from Vergeletto to Alpe Salei and discover the beautiful scenery in the area:  from the lake Salei, to Alpe Pesced, to Capanna Salei, and Pizzo Zucchero... all amazing spots to see Ticino at altitude!

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The Mill


The Mill of Loco, or the "Mulino di Loco," is a water mill that can be found in the village of Loco, in Val Onsernone.  Today, the mill still produces polenta flour but you can see its history at the upper floor where there is a permanent exhibiton illustrating the history and techniques of grinding cereal to date.

Stone Jar


Onsernone Museum

Located in Loco, the museum exhibits through art and artifacts the history of Val Onsernone!

The museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 14.00 to 17.00.

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Get Married!


The tranquility and serene landscapes of our little village, yet within reach from Locarno, makes an excellent spot for those seeking a very unique and intimate Ticinese wedding party with close friends and family!  Casa Gialla is only a few steps away from the beautiful and historic church of the "Santa Maria Assunta," and the municipality building is our neighbor!   

Russo may be small but it can keep your guests satisfied, not only by the amazing views from the balconies and terraces of our apartments but also by the abundant food choices in the village!  With two excellent restaurants near us, you can choose from a Ticinese menu at the "Bar Amici," or delicious hand-made pasta dishes from "La Posta" restaurant. 

Like Coco Chanel once said:  "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different."  Russo is indeed, very different! 

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Keep Fit!


A great collaboration between our municipality's gym and Casa Gialla will help you keep fit, even during your holidays!  Yes, our guests can have access to the local gym for a small fee of 20chf to work out when you want and as many times you want during your stay! 

Work on strength before climbing the mountains of the Onsernone, get some aerobics done before a long hike, or maybe you need a yoga mat to enjoy some relaxation after a long hiking day...the local gym has all the equipment you need!  You do not longer have to give up your hard earned muscles when in holidays at Casa Gialla, how great is that!?!

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