Infopoint: I Bregagliotti – I Bargaiot a Stampa
Un vecchio scantinato della Casa Stampa, accanto al Museo Ciäsa Granda, ospita un'esposizione di personaggi significativi della e per la Val Bregaglia. Sono raccontate biografie di persone ancora attive e di persone ormai defunte. I primi 7 filmati presentano artisti, architetti, amministratori, avvocati, agricoltori, artigiani, economi, politici, sportivi e alpinisti e con il trascorrere degli anni se ne aggiungereanno altri.
Sono storie di coloro che in valle hanno trovato il modo per andare avanti, chi creativamente altri imprenditorialmente. Sono storie di chi ha cercato la propria fortuna nel resto del mondo e di chi in valle è arrivato e ha costruito il proprio futuro.
Aperto giornalmente dalle ore 8.00 alle 20.00.
Praetorio and chamber of torture
On the witches' trail
Near the main square with its typical stone fountain, is the "Pretorio," the old town hall and main courthouse, which was built in 1583.
By the front gate, under the allegories of justice and temperance is a pillory. From the old town hall rises the round, medieval "Senvelen" Tower. The sight of the torture chamber and torture devices send chills down one's spine. During the 17th century, many alleged witches were caught and held here and more than a few ended up on the gallows. Their stakes still stand at the edge of the village today. Walking through this area, one comes to an arched bridge from which there is a magnificent view of the stunning mountains on both sides of the valley.
From April to October, the Praetorium and the round tower are open daily. Guided tours are also available. Please call to make an appointment. On the guided tour, you will learn about the culture and local traditions of the Bregaglia Valley.
Opening hours 27.12.2019 - 10.01.2020; 03.02. - 21.02.2020; 10.04. - 13.04.2020, from 10am - 5pm.
La Streccia – Soglio
The connection with Soglio led Ugo and Elena Giacometti to acquire two historical buildings (which had been owned by Elena's family for many generations) and to rent a third building, making it partially accessible to the public. The aim was not to create a real museum, but to open the doors of their house from time to time, giving people the opportunity to see with their own eyes how people lived in Soglio until the beginning of the last century. In this way one can better understand the identity of the place.
- Conservation and maintenance of buildings
- Building access for the public and guided tours
- Equipment, exhibitions and events
- Possible division and rent of the rooms
- Appreciation and sustainable development of the village
Opening hours and access to the buildings
Access to the buildings is mainly possible through paid tours or occasional openings marked with signs.
"Soglio circa 1911", contemporary photographs by A. Stumpf. From 10.4. to 20.06.2020. The rooms are freely accessible during the exhibition.
"Once upon a time in Soglio - a discovery". Historical tour by Werner Anliker.
Adress La Streccia, Gassa d'la Streccia 11, 7610 Soglio
Price guided tour 10.- CHF /adult, 5.- CHF /children, or free donation (for occasional openings)
Please be careful and respectful in the historical buildings.
Insurance is the responsibility of visitors. The owners disclaim all liability.
Da ün Giacometti e l'altar
From 25 May 2018 to 30 September 2020
Informations Dora Lardelli, Tel. +41 79 371 35 94
An artist to discover
Vitale Ganzoni (1915 – 1965), was the founder of the valley museum, Ciäsa Granda. However, foremost, the Bregaglia elementary school teacher was an artist. In a permanent exhibition in Maloja, you can immerse yourself in his work.
Location Casa Al Larasc, Maloja
Open upon request contact Ms. Ursina Negrini
Chiesa Bianca in Maloja
After 1906, a small barn in the heart of Stampa was converted into Giovanni Giacometti’s studio. In this room, his children as well as his wife Annetta often posed as models for the painter. After Giovanni’s death in 1933, his famous son, Alberto, used the small studio. He regularly visited his home-valley and his mother during the summer months. Even today, you can still see traces of the two artists in the room.
Guided tours are offered from June to October; please contact the Ciäsa Granda Museum.