slow mountain retreat
VIGNOGN & VAL LUMNEZIA
Our apartment is located in Vignogn, nearby Vella, which is the administrative center of Val Lumnezia ("Valley of the Light"). Val Lumnezia is part of the Surselva region, belonging to the biggest Swiss and retro-roman speaking part of Kanton Graubunden.
Val Lumnezia is one of the most beautiful -though luckily touristically unknown- valleys of the Swiss Alps. Due to the north-south positioning, the valley is known for its soft and sunny climate. The valley is less touristic than other Swiss mountain areas as it lacks transit traffic. The local Swiss call it often the area for small but exquisite tourism ("Das kleine aber feine Tourismus").
Val Lumnezia and the village Vignogn are part of the Retro-roman speaking part of Switzerland (one of the 4 official Swiss languages), although the local population in general speaks fluently German and even fairly English, French or Italian.
One of the oldest Swiss city Chur is within 40 minutes drive, Zurich within 1 hour 20 minutes and Basel within 2 hours drive.
Val Lumnezia is easily reachable by airplane (Basel / Zurich), car or public transport (train, bus). Two minutes away from the apartment is a small busstop with major connections to Ilanz/Chur.