Between legend and history
|(CH 1903)||E 731278||N 98744||H 285.0|
|(WGS 84)||Long. 9.134||Lat. 46.027|
Gravitational phenomena and processes
The broad cone has been fed by multiple debris flow phenomena which have taken place over time. The area of detachment of material is located along the same torrential line of between 800 and 1000 metres above sea level, and several niches of separation are easily recognizable as they coalesce. Tradition has it that the church of Saint Maurizio was buried, along with the rest of the town of Porlezza, by a landslide in the fourteenth century. In fact, the debris flows which led to the burial of the church occurred in rapid succession, probably early in the seventeenth century, when the village stood in its present position.
From Como: Go along State Road Regina S.S. 340 until you arrive at Argegno, where you can go up to the junction at Intelvi Valley along S.P. 14. Then cross the entire valley and continue in the direction of Claino and Osteno/Porlezza. At this point, go along the eastern shore of Lake Lugano until you almost reach the town of Porlezza. From Switzerland: Go along the western lake shore and follow the signs to Porlezza.
In Porlezza, along provincial road 14 which connects to Osteno, a tourist sign indicates a road leading towards the church of San Maurizio.