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Switzerland Bosco Gurin

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very old village with wooden houses.

Bosco/Gurin is first mentioned in 1244 as als Buscho de Quarinobis. Until 1934, it was known as Bosco-Vallemaggia, and in German as Gurin.

The village was started during Walser migration in the 13th century, with the first settlers arriving in 1244. Today the Walser German dialect is being abandoned in favor of the Italian language, and Italian speakers make up the majority in the village, which today has the fifth highest proportion of German speakers. Given the aforementioned, Bosco/Gurin is the only municipality in Ticino where German is a co-official language.

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You can reach Bosco Gurin on a long and winding road.
Crowd Factor Just a few people
Best Timing Summer
Sunrise & Sunset 07:47 - 16:43 | current local time: 05:32
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