Maloja lies at an altitude of 1,817 metres, and is strikingly beautiful in every season.
The village on the pass bordering on to the Bergaglia region does everything it can to play its part as a holiday oasis for those who want to immerse themselves in unspoiled nature.
The fascinating play of light and shadow has always attracted artists.
Giovanni Segantini used the Maloja landscape as the subject for many of his pictures, and it was here that the artist spent the last years of his life. Maloja was also the chosen home and place of work of the painter Giovanni Segantini for several years (1894-1899). Located in the village are the Casa Segantini, the Atelier Segantini, the Chiesa Bianca (“White Church”) in which Segantini’s body was laid out after his death, and the cemetery in which the Segantini family lies buried.
The Sentiero Segantini theme trail and the artist’s grave in the cemetery in Maloja recall his creative genius.
Giovanni Giacometti, the father of Alberto Giacometti, was also greatly inspired by the natural surroundings. The spirit of these artists still continues to inspire visitors in the form of exhibitions, readings and concerts.