Tuesday, September 19, 2006


My great-great grandfather, Giuseppe Scettrini, was born in 1835 in the mountain village of Corippo in Ticino, Southern Switzerland. I had a wonderful week based in Locarno exploring in this area.
These first two photos of Corippo are taken from the track that leads to Mergoscia.

In this photo I am standing on the path leading down the mountain towards Mergoscia and the mill at Corippo. The houses are all made of slate in a Ticinese building style.
These last two photos are of the parish church in Corippo, Our Lady of Mt Carmel. Giuseppe was baptised in this church (though I am not sure how old this particular font is.)

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