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I'm not really sure if it's a church, I took this 15 years ago, and it's this week's vintage offering. Lake Maggiore is the water behind the building. Strangely the Ticino and especially the Locarno gallery on this site is scant, while something gets uploaded from western Switzerland every 2 minutes. 50mm fixed lens, Kodak Gold 100 film.

UPDATE: I found out what the "church" is, description below:

Santuaro Madonna del Sasso sopra Locarno.

The pilgrimage church of the Madonna del Sasso, with a Capuchin friary on a wooded crag above Locarno (355 m/1,165ft) can be reached by funicular from Via Ramogna, between the station and the Piazza Grande, 825 m/2,707ft in six minutes; on foot, by a path with Stations of the Cross, in 30-45minutes; or by road from Sant'Antonio via Monti or from Muralto via Orselina, 3.5km/2mi. The church, founded in 1480, was rebuilt in 1616 and overloaded with decoration in the 19th C. (restored in 20th C.). To the right of the entrance is a major work by Bramantino, the "Flight into Egypt" (1536), and in the second side chapel an "Entombment" by A. Ciseri (c. 1865). The notable collection of ecclesiastical art in the monastery museum includes valuable manuscripts.

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