The hike from the Segantini Museum in St. Moritz to the church of Santa Maria in Pontresina is most beautiful in late autumn, when the larches glow in the Upper Engadine.


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"I want to see my mountains" is said to have been the last words of Giovanni Segantini.

The painter spoke to her on 28 September 1899 on the Schafberg mountain in the upper Engadine.

Up there he painted the picture "Nature", centrepiece of his legendary alpine triptych.

The northern Italian Segantini, born on 15 January 1858 in Arco on Lake Garda, was not drawn to paint in Tuscany but in the light-flooded mountains of Graub├╝nden.

Mostly he worked outdoors.

Against the background of enormous mountain panoramas, he painted rural life: Shepherds shearing sheep, cows drinking water, farmers harvesting hay. The Segantini Trail shows the life and work of the artist in six stages: from his visit to the Brera Art Academy in Milan, his first own studio and finally his move to Switzerland in 1886.

The first domicile is the mountain village of Savognin, and in August 1894 the family settles in Maloja.

She spends the winter months in Soglio in Bergell.

Thus the pictures in Segantini's triptych also show those alpine landscapes: "Become" a meadow near Soglio, "Be" a pair of alpine dairymen with cows on the Schafberg and "Pass" the winter landscape of Maloja. From the museum we hike down to Lake St.

Moritz and through the Stazer forest to Pontresina.

A pleasure hike for which we choose a sunny day in late autumn: The high mountain peaks are already powdered from the first snow, and under the blue sky the larches glow in strong yellow, red and orange tones.

Indian Summer isn't just in America.

Pontresina then surprises with beautiful Engadine houses, sgraffito murals and valuable fresco cycles in the church of Sta.

Maria. equipment Normal hiking equipment.