Standseilbahn Locarno Orselina, Locarno

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Orselina is a municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.HistoryOrselina is first mentioned in 1182 as Concilio Meziano. In 1323 it was mentioned as Orsarina. During the Middle Ages and into the Early Modern Period, it (along with Burbaglio and Muralto) was part of the Vicinanza of Consiglio Mezzano, which belonged to the Locarno and Ascona region. The castle SS Abbondio e Biagio, was given in the 12th century as a fief by the Bishop of Como to the Muralto family. The castle was destroyed in the 14th century. The political municipality of Orselina was formed in 1803 and included Muralto. Up until 1850, Orselina dominated the municipality, thanks to the economic weight of its livestock and vineyards. However, even by the 19th century, the two towns had developed differently. While in the upper part (Orselina) the traditional socio-economic structure remained, the lower part along the lake (Muralto) grew industrially and urbanized. The differences in the towns led to a division of the municipality in 1881 into Orselina and Muralto.The 16th-century Church of S. Bernardo was initially dependent on the Church of S. Vittore in Muralto. Starting in 1816, the church's pastor came from Locarno. It became the center of its own parish in 1966.
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  • This little funicular railway operates from Locarno town centre and is the perfect way to get to the Cardada cable car (which leads on to the Cimetta chairlift). We found it well organised with...  more »
  • It's a nice and convenient way to get up to the cable car going up to Cardada. Was quite crowded and also not very cheap.. There are stairs on both ends, but easier not so steep at the lower station.....  more »
  • It appears that the staff know that visitors/tourists take the cable car no matter what to get as fast as possible up to Orselina and after a short walk to Madonna del Sasso.. but if there was an...  more »

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