This charming and welcoming village is situated at the confluence of the Lozen stream, on a sunny terrace facing green slopes dotted with farmhouses and hay barns. It is an easy-going place and a starting point for many interesting hikes and excursions.
In the past, the village was known for its livestock fairs. The village has inherited the name that first was to the whole valley: "Valle del Sambuco" (Elder Valley).
In more recent times the residential area of Lausen situated where the Totoga Mountain tunnel begins and the Gobbera pass road forks off, has undergone rapid urban development becoming a major service pole for the entire valley.