The Intelvi Valley which lies between Lake Como and Lake Lugano, is famous not just for the beautiful scenery it has to offer but because it was the homeland of the so-called Intelvi masters, a group of architects, stone-cutters, builders, stucco workers, decorators, artists and sculptors whose work was carried out both in their valley and in the rest of Europe.

Our visit takes us to the Parish church in Laino with its rich stucco work and frescos of the most important artists.

Lunch in a typical local restaurant followed by photo opportunities from the “Balcony of Italy” in Lanzo d’Intelvi from where we have breathtaking views over Lake Lugano, the Valsolda and the Alps. Our tour ends with a visit of a masterpiece of the Rococo style, the church of Santa Maria di Scaria with the works of two great artists who were brothers, Diego and Carlo Carloni.

Duration: Full day

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