|Canton :||Ticino (TI)|
|District :||Locarno district|
|Circle :||Navegna district|
|BFS no. :||5108|
|Postal code :||6596|
|Height range :||193–1185 m above sea level M.|
|Area :||6.95 km²|
|Residents:||4698 (December 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||676 inhabitants per km²|
|Location of the municipality|
Gordola is a municipality in the Navegna district , in the Locarno district of the canton of Ticino in Switzerland . The municipality includes the fractions Gordemo, Scalate, Rongia, Gaggiole and Monti di Motti.
The village is at an altitude of 250 m above sea level. M. at the entrance to the Verzasca valley and at the southern foot of the slopes lined with chestnuts and vineyards, on the Bellinzona-Locarno road and 5.5 km northeast of Locarno. Station of the Bellinzona-Locarno line of the Swiss Federal Railways . The community borders the Lago di Vogorno and Lago Maggiore reservoirs .
Gordola was first mentioned in a document as Gordora in 1200 . 55 graves from the Iron Age were discovered here in 1881 . In the first half of the 17th century, the remains of a port could still be seen there. In 1189 the Muralto of Locarno were enfeoffed by the Bishop of Como with the castle at the monastery of Santa Maria; In 1257 and 1263 it was a fief of the Muralto and the Orelli. It was destroyed in the fighting between Guelphs and Ghibelline in 1380. The capitanei of Locarno owned goods and basic rights. They also owned most of the terraticum or terradegium, a type of export and transit fee mentioned since 1263 and introduced by Louis XII in 1510 . and in 1514 it was bought back by the confederates who paid the capitanei a fee until 1797. Gordola shared the fortunes of the Pieve Locarno for the most part; In 1497 it belonged to the county of Angera, created by Ludovico Sforza , but only existed for a short time, and under Swiss rule it was appointed a member of the general council of the pieve. The vicinia already existed in the Middle Ages.
Internment camps for refugees were set up throughout Switzerland during the Second World War . The camp in Gordola became famous for its inmates, who were mainly communists and were subject to strict controls. Well-known inmates were, for example, Hans Teubner and Rudolf Singer . On February 2, 1944, the Gordola camp was dissolved by the central administration of the labor camps in Switzerland. Approx. 51 people were redistributed to different camps in Switzerland. Rudolf Singer, together with 41 internees, moved to the Bassecourt labor camp (Bernese Jura).
- Camping Campofelice
- Camping Miralago
- Camping Tamaro
- Camping Rivabella
- Parish church of Sant'Antonio Abate with painting Ecce Homo by Gerrit van Honthorst (first half of the 17th century)
- Verzasca Dam in Contra
- Prayer Chapel del Vescovo in the Selvatica district with a fresco of the crucifixion
- Schalenstein in the Miesc district (940 m above sea level)
- Cherubino Patà (1827–1899), painter
- Leone Pandolfi (born March 23, 1879 in Savosa , † July 23, 1975 in Gordola) (town of Savosa), sculptor
- Alexander Rapp (1893–1987), writer
- Alfred "Fredy" Lucca (born September 8, 1909 in Basel , † in Gordola), Swiss actor.
- Fritz Hochwälder (1911–1986), Austrian playwright
- Kathrin Rüegg (1930–2011), Swiss author and television presenter
- Edy Borradori (born January 28, 1943 in Gordola, † July 17, 2017 in France ), painter, architect. He lived in Lugano with a studio in Pregassona .
- Bruno Storni (* 1954), Municipale and National Council (SP)
- Marco Borradori (* 1959), politician
- Pierluigi Tami (* 1961), former soccer player and today's soccer coach
- Fabio Regazzi (* 1962), lawyer, politician, entrepreneur
- Associazione Sportiva Calcio Gordola
- Associazione Sportiva Verzaschesi
- Piero Bianconi : Gordola. In: I dipinti murali della Verzasca. Istituto Editoriale Ticinese, Bellinzona 1934, pp. 34, 55, (Gaggiole) 68, 71.
- Franco Binda: Il mistero delle incisioni. Armando Dadò editore, Locarno 2013, ISBN 978-88-8281-353-6 .
- Rolf Dettwiler: Assessment of the groundwater problems of Tenero-Gordola. Bern 1965.
- Virgilio Gilardoni : Il Romanico. Catalogo dei monumenti nella Repubblica e Cantone del Ticino. La Vesconta, Casagrande SA, Bellinzona 1967, pp. 323, 328, 367-368; Idem: I monumenti d'arte e di storia del Canton Ticino, volume III: L'alto Verbano II. I circoli del Gambarogno e della Navegna. (= The art monuments of Switzerland. Volume 73). Ed. Society for Swiss Art History SKG. Bern 1983, ISBN 3-7643-1500-8 , pp. 165-181.
- Giovanni Lombardi, Gli impianti idroelettrici in Ticino. In: Arte & Storia. Il Ticino dell'acqua. Dalla formazione geologica del Cantone alle attività economiche. Edizioni Ticino Management, Volume 12, Number 54, April – July 2012. Lugano 2012, , pp. 84–91.
- Simona Martinoli u. a .: Guida d'arte della Svizzera italiana. (Ed. GSK), Edizioni Casagrande, Bellinzona 2007, ISBN 978-88-7713-482-0 , pp. 162-163.
- Giuseppe Mondada: Gordola. In: Catalogo delle pitture murali fino alla metà dell'Ottocento. Istituto Editoriale Ticinese, Bellinzona 1934, pp. 89-91.
- Daniela Pauli Falconi: Gordola. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland . September 12, 2007 , accessed December 31, 2019 .
- Johann Rudolf Rahn : I monumenti artistici del medio evo nel Cantone Ticino. Tipo-Litografia di Carlo Salvioni, Bellinzona 1894, p. 116.
- Celestino Trezzini : Gordola. In: Historisch-Biographisches Lexikon der Schweiz , Volume 3, Giovanoli - Grasset. Attinger, Neuenburg 1926, pp. 603, 604 ( digitized ).
- Gordola on the ETHorama platform
- Data from the municipality of Gordola
- Gordola: inventory of cultural assets of the Canton of Ticino
- Fortifications in Gordola ( Memento from August 30, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) in festung-oberland.ch (accessed on: May 2, 2016.)
- Gordola on elexikon.ch.
- Permanent and non-permanent resident population by year, canton, district, municipality, population type and gender (permanent resident population). In: bfs. admin.ch . Federal Statistical Office (FSO), August 31, 2019, accessed on December 22, 2019 .
- Gordemo on ethorama.library.ethz.ch/de/node
- Scalate on ethorama.library.ethz.ch/de/node
- Rongia on ethorama.library.ethz.ch/de/node
- Gaggiole on ethorama.library.ethz.ch/de/node
- reason for this was the partisan activities of Italian interned comrades in Gordola. They delivered weapons, smuggled goods and helped with illegal border crossings. According to a report by Meuthen, a camp inmate, the German government put pressure on Switzerland to close the camp.
- Daniela Pauli Falconi: Gordola. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland . January 4, 2007 .
- Camping Campofelice at ethorama.library.ethz.ch/de/node
- Camping Miralago at ethorama.library.ethz.ch/de/node
- Camping Tamaro at ethorama.library.ethz.ch/de/node
- Camping Rivabella at ethorama.library.ethz.ch/de/node
- Simona Martinoli and others: Guida d'arte della Svizzera italiana. Edited by the Society for Swiss Art History , Edizioni Casagrande, Bellinzona 2007, ISBN 978-88-7713-482-0 , pp. 162–163.
- Franco Binda: Il mistero delle incisioni. Armando Dadò editore, Locarno 2013, pp. 72–73.
- Franco Binda, Due suggestive curiosità sul Monte Miesc in Valle Verzasca. (Italian) on e-periodica.ch (accessed January 15, 2017).
- Leone Pandolfi. In: Sikart , accessed January 13, 2016.
- Alexander Rapp on portal.dnb.de (accessed on: June 20, 2016.)
- Alfred "Fredy" Lucca on ticinarte.ch
- Alfred "Fredy" Lucca on vollfilm.com (accessed on: September 15, 2016.)
- Edy Borradori on portal.dnb.de (accessed on: June 20, 2016.)
- Associazione Sportiva Calcio Gordola
- Associazione Sportiva Verzaschesi ( Memento of the original from July 29, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Rolf Dettwiler: Assessment of the groundwater problems of Tenero-Gordola.