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In Monterosa history expresses itself in the landscape with its Walser Stadel, Roman empire monuments, old castles and medieval fortifications.

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Santa Maria delle Grazie

Alagna-Valsesia

The prologue and the synthesis of the experience at the Sacro Monte di Varallo! The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie was built between 1486 and 1493 at the behest of the Franciscan friar Bernardino Caimi. It is located just...

Sacro Monte di Varallo

Alagna-Valsesia

Visiting Sacro Monte is an experience that must be done! It is a unique place, a UNESCO heritage site since 2003, a symbol of industriousness, devotion, and high artistic ability of the hands that gave it life, over nearly four...

Pinacoteca di Varallo

Alagna-Valsesia

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...

Museo Calderini

Alagna-Valsesia

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...

WINTER EVENTS

Valle di Champorcher - Champorcher

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.

SNOWY VILLAGES

Valle di Champorcher - Champorcher

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...

FORTE DI BARD

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...

POPE WOJTYLA CROSS AND BARMASC SANCTUARY

Val d’Ayas - Antagnod

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...

PIER GIORGIO FRASSATI PATH

Val d’Ayas - Champoluc

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...

RU D’ARLAZ and RU HERBAL

Val d’Ayas - Brusson - Challand Saint Anselme - Challand Saint Victor

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...