The Maggia valley in Swiss Tessin is a renowned tourist magnet. Situated in the far south of Switzerland at the Italian border, the region enjoys a warm southern climate. The beautiful scenery and culinary delicacies add to the appeal and yearly draw thousands of visitors from home and abroad to the Maggia and the Lake Maggiore.
One of them is situated in Ponte Brolla. The station was established in 1903, it was renovated in 1957 as well as in 1970 and ever since landmarked. In the course of a complete renovation in 2008 the proprietor commissioned the Maggia engineering company Azienda Elettrica Ticinese to protect not only the historically landmarked riveted frame bridge from corroding, but also to redo the sand catcher, the intake construction, steel pipes and the powerhouse including turbine.