Theme Week Ticino – Acquarossa

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Acquarossa is the capital of the district of Blenio in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. The municipality was created on 4 April 2004 by a merger of Castro, Corzoneso, Dongio, Largario, Leontica, Lottigna, Ponto Valentino and Prugiasco. The village Acquarossa was located in Lottigna. The name of the new community was selected from the one located at its centre: Acquarossa, a tourist resort.

Acquarossa is located in the Blenio Valley. The surrounding communities are, starting North, following the hands of a watch: Olivone, Aquila, Torre, Malvaglia and Ludiano, as well as Sobrio, Cavagnago, Anzonico and Faido in the district of the Leventina.

Vale di Blenio © Adrian Michael/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Adrian Michael/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Adrian Michael/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Gattoarturo/cc-by-sa-3.0 Acquarossa © Parpan05/cc-by-sa-3.0 Castro in Acquarossa © Adrian Michael/cc-by-sa-3.0 Grumo in Acquarossa © Parpan05/cc-by-sa-3.0 Lottigna in Acquarossa © Adrian Michael/cc-by-sa-3.0 Marolta in Acquarossa © Adrian Michael/cc-by-sa-3.0 Ponto Valentino in Acquarossa © Parpan05/cc-by-sa-3.0 Prugiasco in Acquarossa © Parpan05/cc-by-sa-3.0 Santa Maria Bambina church in Navone © Spyridon/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Santa Maria Bambina church in Navone © Spyridon/cc-by-sa-4.0
Castro is first mentioned in 1200 as Castri. Corzoneso is first mentioned in 1210 as Cursonexe. Dongio is first mentioned in 1188 as Deuci. Largario is first mentioned in 1207 as Largario. Leontica is first mentioned in 1204 as Levontega. Lottigna is first mentioned in 1201 as Lotingnia. Ponto Valentino is first mentioned in 1200 as Ponto Varentino. In German it was known as Punt. Prugiasco is first mentioned in 1209 as Puliçasco and it was mentioned in 1409 as Pruxiascho.

Between 1906 and 1973, Acquarossa was linked to Biasca, and its station on the Gotthard railway, by the metre gauge Biasca–Acquarossa railway.

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