Symbolic realism in Maloja
In 1894, Giovanni Segantini chose to settle down in Maloja. The famous pointillist painter, lover of alpine landscapes, found inspiration in the enchanting scenery and special light of this quiet mountain village.
A hundred years after his arrival in Maloja, the Segantini Trail was created. It was designed by Basel photographers Labahrd and Galli. The trail takes you on a wonderful 2-hour hike, which includes 12 stages. At each stage, there is an interpretive panel illustrating Segantini's life and works.
Starting at the atelier, you visit the special places that inspired Segantini, places where he painted several well-known paintings of majestic rocky landscapes. The tour ends with a visit to the small cemetery, where the visitor can pay respects at the family tomb.
Starting point: Atelier Segantini
Remarks: A brochure of the Sentiero Segantini is available at all information points of the Bregaglia.
Guided tours on the Sentiero Segantini
Every Tuesday from July 7 to August 18.
Meeting point 10.30 a.m. at the Casa Segantini in Maloja
Duration approx. 2 1/2 hours
Languages German and Italian
Costs We ask for a small donation for the Chiesa Bianca
Guided tour Gioconda Leykauf-Segantini