Theme Week Ticino – Cevio

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Cevio is the capital of the district of Vallemaggia in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. In 2006 Cevio grew by incorporating the villages of Bignasco and Cavergno, previously municipalities in their own right. The municipality is located in the Vallemaggia district. It is the center of the Rovana sub-district and is located at the confluence of the Maggia and Rovana rivers. Cevio consists of a number of scattered settlements. Particularly interesting is the hamlet Boschetto (almost abandoned), which has preserved the structure of the rural seventeenth-century village intact. There are an unusual number of rocks with cup markings.

The Respini-Moretti House, the Case Franzoni and the Museo di Valmaggia, the Church of S. Maria del Ponte alla Rovana, the Parish Church of S. Maria Assunta e S. Giovanni with Ossuary and Portico, and the Pretorio are all listed as Swiss heritage site of national significance. The villages of Bignasco, Boschetto, Cevio/Rovana and the Val Bavona are all part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.

La Piazza © Roland Zumbuehl/cc-by-sa-4.0 © flickr.com - Claudio Vosti/cc-by-sa-2.0 Bignasco in Cevio © Petergenner/cc-by-sa-4.0 © flickr.com - Jan Remund/cc-by-2.0 © Barbara Steinemann/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Barbara Steinemann/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Bignasco in Cevio © Petergenner/cc-by-sa-4.0
Cevio was first mentioned in 1335 as Zevio. The municipality has long been the principal town of the district. In 1858, the municipality of Linescio was separated from it. Chancellor Giovan Angelo Franzoni, who was in power for 36 years, built himself a Patrician palazzo outside the center of Cevio.

After the Second World War a rapid diversification of the historical heritage began. In 1962, the Museo di Valmaggia was founded to preserve and show the material heritage of the valley. After acquisition and restoration of the Palazzo Franzoni, the first regional ethnographic museum of the canton of Ticino was opened in 1963 there. In the fall of 2006, Cavergno and Bignasco were incorporated into the municipality; Bignasco failed to resist the incorporation in court.

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