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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


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


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...

Angelo Mosso Scientific Institute

Alagna-Valsesia - Alagna

Angelo Mosso Scientific Institute is a historic research center at 2.901 meters above sea level. Angelo Mosso was its creator, professor of physiology at the University of Turin from 1879 to 1910. Its construction had the aim of supporting the...

Pinacoteca di Varallo


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


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...

Champorcher Tower

Valle di Champorcher - Champorcher

  Walking in the small village of Chateau, you will discover the old crenellated tower that will take you back to medieval times when the Champorcher Valley was ripped apart by a fratricidal war between Ugo and Guglielmo, the powerful...


Valle di Champorcher - Pontboset

  Let yourself take part in the procession that goes up to the Retempio sanctuary dedicated to The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The mule track climbs up through chestnut trees, and passes through stone villages; the way to...

Miserin and procession

  At 4 o’clock in the morning, the “Great Bell” rings to wake up the faithful. The Church is illuminated by the torches they hold as they walk in silence whilst praying: this is the experience you will have by...

Champorcher Parish Church

Valle di Champorcher - Champorcher

    The peaceful churchyard in front of the Church dedicated to San Nicola will welcome you amidst the streets of the Chateau village. Rebuilt and enlarged on many occasions, the church boasts three Baroque-style carved wood altars. The scent...

Gom Chapel

Valle di Champorcher - Pontboset

      Amidst the chestnut trees at the entrance into the old village Ponboset is the unusual Gom Chapel. Dedicated to the Madonna of the Snow, it houses a splendid Baroque style wood altar. Let yourself be enticed by...