The Pinacoteca inaugurated in 1885 thanks to the efforts of the Società d’Incoraggiamento allo Studio del Disegno e per la Conservazione delle Opere d’Arte e dei Monumenti in Valsesia. The purpose is to “collect treasures everywhere scattered in the valley”. It
The foundation in Varallo in 1867 of a Museum of Natural History is due to the valetian priest Don Pietro Calderini, with the purpose of providing students with naturalistic material schools useful for a more effective study of scientific disciplines. The
A variety of events have been organised for the Christmas holidays. On Christmas Eve, there is a stunning midnight mass at the Parish Church: the snow and the nativity scene create the perfect atmosphere for starting your Christmas holidays.
Spend an afternoon in the silence of slow falling snowflakes whilst walking through the alleyways of a village or visit the Ecomuseum to get a glimpse of life in the mountains from times gone by and lose yourself on a
The complex of the Fort and the Town of Bard is the most prestigious cultural centre in the Western Alps. Thanks to the restoration of this imposing Savoy fortress and certain areas connected to it, a project based on the
At 1,880 metres above Antagnod on the slopes of Monte Zerbion overlooking the Ayas basin and in front of the Monte Rosa glaciers is the Santuario di Nostra Signora di Barmasc. Pope John Paul II visited it in 1990 and
The Pier Giorgio Frassati Path is a route of faith and contemplation in remembrance of the young man beautified by Pope John Paul II in May 1990. The route touches three valleys – Cime Bianche, Tzere and Verra before returning
Irrigation canals which channel the water to take it to cultivation areas in the central valley. These Ru (canals) are today bordered by a country road to give you the chance to visit them amidst uncontaminated and wild nature. From
The old irrigation canal that flows through the Ayas basin is not just the biggest medieval Ru in the Aosta Valley but also the flat high level walk with the best panoramas over the Monte Rosa glaciers.
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