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Vigezzo Valley - The Painters' Valley

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Vigezzo Valley - The Painters' Valley

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Lepontine Alps, Santa Maria Maggiore Italy
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Ticket to ride: a panoramic train running close to Lake Maggiore
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Ticket to ride: a panoramic train running close to Lake Maggiore

Built on the track of an ancient Roman way, connecting Oscella (Domodossola) and Leocarnum (Locarno), the Vigezzina railroad was inaugurated in 1923, becoming a strategic connection for several small villages in the valleys close to lake Maggiore. Still today, even after severe damages caused by a flood in 1978, the railroad has a strong commercial and touristic function, connecting Sempione and Gottardo districts.<br>This exclusive guided tour will allow you to enjoy a panoramic ride on this small and fascinating train, travelling from Italy to Switzerland across hidden and enchanting valleys. Thanks to a stop, you will have the chance to discover nice villages, such as Santa Maria Maggiore. A different point of view on Lake Maggiore beautiful outback.
US$543.14 per adult
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paolovbossi wrote a review Aug 2020
The Hague, The Netherlands605 contributions172 helpful votes
The Valle Vigezzo is a beatiful Valley with an entrance in Italy and another in Switzerland. It is a fantastic place both in summer than in Winter. In summer there is a lovery cycling/walking road in the woods that connects most of the villages. The same road in the winter months is a perfect crosscountry ring. From the valley it is possible with a cable-car to reach La Piana where downhill skiing is possible. In the valley there are many chaming villages. The altitude is not very high and many vegetation is present, so also in the very hot summer days it is possible to find a spot in the shadow.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Giorgio wrote a review Sep 2019
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions1 helpful vote
Santa Maria Maggiore is a very beautiful little town with amazing grandiose Alpine houses, beautiful church and a stunning little Piazza with top class restaurants and cafes. The cable car to La Piana takes to 2000 metres in half hour of spectacular ride. At the top you can sample the most delicious polenta and antipasto boards with delicious salumi and cheeses typical of Valle Vigezzo, including the award winner lightly smoked prosciutto and local pane Nero after your tracking before you descend.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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MSUmindy wrote a review May 2019
Shelby, Michigan689 contributions265 helpful votes
Santa Maria Maggiore is a small town in the Italian Alps. It is absolutely gorgeous with a friendly culture. Walking around brings delight at every turn. The church is stunning inside, like a mini Sistine Chapel. The piazza is inviting. There is a museum celebrating the chimney sweeps who lived here. Well worth a day to visit.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Louispetrella wrote a review Dec 2015
Ghent, Belgium14 contributions5 helpful votes
Beautiful valley where you can enjoy nature, traditions, art, history and landscapes. Many lodging structures and very welcoming population.
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Date of experience: August 2015
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