Do you want to experience an unforgettable journey immersed in breathtaking scenery? There is nothing better than the Vigezzina-Centovalli railway, the most beautiful panoramic railway in Italy (recognition given by RAI in 2015). A magical tour to discover the beautiful Ossola valleys, passing through the magnificent scenery of Lake Maggiore and then reaching Locarno in Switzerland. A unique experience that can be included in an even wider itinerary: the Lago Maggiore Express. Sit back and enjoy the view.
The Vighezzina-Centovalli railway offers an exciting itinerary that links Domodossola (Italy) to Locarno (Switzerland). You will pass through the Valle Vigezzo and the wild valleys of the Canton Ticino, surrounded by woods, mountains and green plains. An ever-changing landscape that changes throughout the year. In fact depending on the season it offers different views: you go from the thousand colours of spring and autumn, to the snow-capped mountains of winter and the warm summer sun.
You must stop at Santa Maria Maggiore, capital of the Vighezzo Valley, with a beautiful historic centre. In addition, the Museum of the Chimney Sweep and the School of Fine Arts Rossetti Valentini testify to the symbolic crafts of the valley's past: the chimney sweep, an activity performed by children aged 6 to 12, and the painter.
Another stop not to be missed is the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Sangue di Re. The destination of many pilgrimages, according to tradition, in 1494 a miracle occurred: a fresco of the Madonna, struck by a stone, began to bleed.
LAGO MAGGIORE EXPRESS
However, the Vigezzina-Centovalli train is also part of an even wider tour, the Lago Maggiore Express. From spring to autumn, it offers a journey through the marvels of Verbano, Ossola and Switzerland. You leave by train and continue by boat framed by Lake Maggiore. A complete tour passing through vertiginous bridges, pure streams, vineyards, chestnut woods and villages perched on the slopes to discover the beauty of the mountains and the lake in a single day.
Enjoy a unique experience, let yourself be thrilled by enchanting and wild landscapes. Val d'Ossola and Lake Maggiore await you.