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Novaggio is a municipality in the district of Lugano, in the canton of Ticino, Switzerland.HistoryNovaggio is first mentioned in 1244 as Novagio.Graves found in Pazz and Traversagna suggest a nearby Iron Age settlement. In the Early Middle Ages the monastery of S. Abbondio of Como owned property in the village, while the Como Cathedral owned a farm and mill near Novaggio. In 1294, the Humiliati monastery of Astano owned a house and property in the village. At that time Novaggio, Curio, Banco and Bedigliora formed a kastlanei. There were certainly several fortifications around the village, but the exact location, number and type is unknown.The Church of S. Siro was first mentioned in 1352, and was a parish church since 1632. The current building dates from 1625. At the end of the 19th Century, a local family founded Evangelical parish. In 1902 they built a church established an evangelical school. In 1905, Doctor Fausto Buzzi-Cantone, built Villa Alta. His partner, Alice Meier, opened a small hospital where the residents of Novaggio were provided free medical care in the park of the villa. Later the villa was bought by the Confederation, which set up a military hospital, in 1922.Novaggio is in Canton of Ticino. Our Switzerland trip tool combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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