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Vergeletto coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of TicinoCanton of Ticino Ticino (TI)
District : Locarno districtw
Circle : Onsernone County
Municipality : Onsernonei2
Postal code : 6664
former BFS no. : 5132
Coordinates : 689 705  /  120207 coordinates: 46 ° 13 '38 "  N , 8 ° 36' 5"  O ; CH1903:  six hundred eighty-nine thousand seven hundred and five  /  120207
Height : 906  m above sea level M.
Area : 40.7  km²
Residents: 64 (December 31, 2015)
Population density : 2 inhabitants per km²
Vergeletto (Switzerland)
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Parish before the merger on April 10, 2016
Vergeletto's valley

Until April 9, 2016, Vergeletto was a political municipality in the Onsernone district , in the Locarno district of the canton of Ticino in Switzerland . On April 10, 2016, Vergeletto merged with the former municipalities of Gresso , Isorno and Mosogno to form the municipality of Onsernone .

coat of arms

Description: The shield is divided twice. Above in gold a black eagle , in the middle black field two golden oblique links and below in silver a green three-mountain .


Vergeletto lies together with Gresso in the uppermost part of a side valley of the Onsernone valley , the Valle di Vergeletto, which branches off north of the Onsernone between Russo and Crana at the so-called "Ponte Oscuro". The Ribo River flows through it. West of Vergeletto there is a quarry in the valley floor.

Like the other places in the Onsernone Valley and Centovalli (up to above Ronco on Lake Langensee) in the south and up to Bosco / Gurin (without Cevio in between) in the north, Vergeletto is part of the future new National Park of Locarnese.


The village was mentioned as Vergeledo in 1681. In the Middle Ages the village belonged to the vicinia Onsernone and the squadra Russo TI ; From the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 19th century, Vergeletto was part of the Russo Squadra. The community formed in 1803 also included the hamlet of Gresso until it became independent in 1882. The parish church of Beata Vergine Annunciata was built in 1658 and expanded in 1672; In 1757 Vergeletto separated from the parish of Russo. Up to the 19th century, five mills were in operation, which lost their importance after the road was built around 1860; one of them was restored at the beginning of the 21st century.


Population development
year 1795 1808 1850 1888 1900 1950 1980 2000 2014 2015
Residents 306 251 456 410 371 255 110 65 60 64

Transport links

Vergeletto can be reached directly from Locarno with a change at Russo via PostBus.

In the hamlet of Zott , west of Vergeletto, which can sometimes also be reached by post bus , a small cable car (with closed cabins) leads to the Alpe Saléi viewpoint.


From the Alpe Saléi and the Capanna Alpe Salei mountain hut , various easier and more demanding hikes in all directions are possible, especially on the nearby Pizzo Zucchero or technically more difficult on the Mottone in the east and directly on the Pilone in the west, or as a longer circular hike in about halfway up to the valley floor around the first two peaks mentioned north and east to Crana in Onsernone. Another high-altitude hike leads from the Alpe Saléi at around 1700 to 1800 m above sea level in a wide arc to the west over the Alpe Arena to the Alpe di Porcarésc and then in the valley floor back to Zott and Vergeletto. To the south, Comologno and Spruga in Onsernone can be reached directly on hiking trails from Alpe Saléi .

To the west from Vergeletto and Gresso you can reach the Italian Ossola Valley via alpine passes , to the north to the Swiss side valley of Campo (Vallemaggia) or to the east directly to the Maggia Valley .


  • Parish Church of Beata Vergine Annunciata from 1658
  • Old mill on the side stream Ri di Vergeletto
  • "Ponte Romano" with path chapel south of it on the old mulattiera, which is still well-preserved for long stretches, from the village center around the church and cemetery in Vergeletto to the Ponte Oscuro near Crana
  • "Arena" forest reserve
  • Icefalls (Cascate di Ghiaccio)


  • Massimo Terribilini (born December 21, 1924 in Vira (Gambarogno) ) (Vergeletto town), painter


  • Vasco Gamboni: Vergeletto. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland . January 18, 2017 , accessed January 9, 2020 .
  • Huldrych Kobe: Geological-petrographic investigations in the Ticino root zone between Vergeletto-Onsernone and Valle Maggia. From: Swiss mineralogical and petrographic communications. Volume 36, Issue 1, Zurich 1956.
  • Simona Martinoli u. a: Vergeletto. In: Guida d'arte della Svizzera italiana. Edizioni Casagrande, Bellinzona 2007, p. 228.
  • Elfi Rüsch: I monumenti d'arte e di storia del Canton Ticino. Distretto di Locarno IV: La Verzasca, il Pedemonte, le Centovalli e l'Onsernone. (= The art monuments of Switzerland. Volume 123). Ed.  Society for Swiss Art History SKG. Bern 2013, ISBN 978-3-03797-084-3 , pp. 402-410.
  • Celestino Trezzini : Vergeletto. In: Historisch-Biographisches Lexikon der Schweiz , Volume 7, Ungelt - Villarvolard. Attinger, Neuenburg 1934, p. 226 ( digitized version ).

Web links

Commons : Vergeletto  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Vasco Gamboni: Vergeletto. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland . 18th January 2017 .
  2. a b c d e 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 , p. 228
  3. Massimo Terribilini on (accessed on: June 21, 2016.)
  4. ^ Massimo Terribilini. In: Sikart
  5. Huldrych Kobe: Geological-petrographic investigations in the Ticino root zone between Vergeletto-Onsernone and Valle Maggia.