Arianna Nussio

Age: 32
Lives in Brusio
Art historian and cultural consultant

For me the Valposchiavo is a place one can fall in love with – and that includes all the joys and heartache that love implies. Straddling the boundary between northern and southern Europe our valley is unique in its cultural wealth and in the variety of its landscape.

We find Italian atmosphere in our architecture, our cuisine and our joie de vivre. And we find more typically Swiss characteristics in our sensitivity for the landscape, our precision and our respect for nature.

I was born here and I returned after my studies to discover a quality of life that I had not been aware of as a child.

As far as our cuisine is concerned, the first thing that comes to mind are the succulent skewers of venison that our hunters from Brusio grill over an open fire during the autumn ”Paneneve” festival, then the ripe tomatoes fresh from my mother’s garden served with a dribble of olive oil and a sprinkling of peppermint leaves.

Among my favorite Psuc’ciavin dialect expressions are ”sambüc”, ”sampogn” and ”sanglot”. A standing joke is that they are the valley’s three patron saints; in reality they translate as ”elderberry”, a common small tree here, but also by association a slighty dense person, (because elderberry wood is soft inside and gradually dries out!), a “bell” hung around the neck of an animal, and a “hiccup”!

I suggest that you visit the Val dal Saent, the Pescia Alta in autumn when the larches glow golden. At dawn or dusk they present an unforgettable spectacle.

But San Romerio is the most special of all places in my view. I hike up there at any season and always return happy and relaxed. I love it most when no one else is there, at sunset in summer or late in autumn – a unique fusion of nature, culture and spirituality. San Romerio cannot be described – it must be experienced. If that is not possible, then Rolf Haller’s 2014 film can at least give you an impression of the place.

More stories from Valposchiavo

Buntà da la val - Weihnachtsausgabe

19 October 2020

Feiern Sie Weihnachten mit lokalen Produkten aus der Valposchiavo!



Schneeschuhwandern abseits vom Stadtrummel und vom Pistenlärm

3 Tage / 2 Nächte 

E-LOUNGE von Repower gewinnt Designpreis «Compasso d’Oro ADI 2020»

10 September 2020

Die Multifunktions-Sitzbank E-LOUNGE wurde am 9. September 2020 in Mailand mit dem «Compasso d’Oro ADI» ausgezeichnet. Der «Compasso d’Oro» ist der bedeutendste Designpreis in Italien. Die ausgezeichnete Sitzbank von Repower ist eine Verbindung aus italienischem Design und Schweizer Handwerk.

Pizzöcar ala pus'ciavina

08 September 2020

Pizzoccheri gehören im Valposchiavo einfach dazu. Die Puschlaver Familien lieben das nahrhafte Menu auf ihrem Speiseplan. Buchweizennudeln werden von Hand vorbereitet, mit Kartoffeln und Gemüse gekocht und mit Käse, Knoblauch, etwas Butter sowie Salbei angerichtet. Das Geheimnis dabei ist die Käsemischung...

Vecchio Monastero: The video

03 September 2020

The impressive Old Santa Maria Presentata Convent lies just off the main square behind the Catholic church. The convent is surrounded by a high wall and was developed from several older buildings in stages that expanded until the 18th century. The recently restored complex now serves as an ecumenical center for spiritual and cultural exchange.

ARMONIA - Yoga­ und Sinnesparcours

27 August 2020

Ein 100%iges Naturerlebnis bietet der Sinnesweg ARMONIA. Unterwegs warten neun Posten mit Yogaübungen und Sinnes­erfahrungen. Ein Erlebnis im Einklang mit der Natur, das uns zugleich daran erinnert, ihr Sorge zu tragen.

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