The story of Maloja

The story of Maloja

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19th century that it gained its current meaning – thanks to the pioneering spirit of the Belgian count Camille de Renesse. He was so enchanted by the magnificent Alpine scenery that he decided to create a holiday town for the aristocracy here. He had the Hotel Maloja Palace built, the Hotel Schweizerhaus, the two churches, the Belvedere Castle and various villas. But his plans failed, and today Maloja is a small and pleasant holiday resort. 

The bewitching play of light and shadow has long drawn artists here. The painter Giovanni Segantini made Maloja his final home, as well as the setting for many of his paintings of nature. Giovanni Giacometti, the father of Alberto Giacometti, also worked here. Their spirit continues to inspire visitors, in the form of exhibitions, readings and concerts.

 

 

 

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