Come and discover the best Museums in Monterosa, from the most varied museums at the Fort of Bard to the smaller yet highly important museums featuring local traditions amongst which the hemp museum in Champorcher and the Walser Ecomuseum in Gressoney-La-Trinité without forgetting the “Beck Peccoz” Alpenfauna Museum, the Regional alpine fauna museum in Gressoney-Saint-Jean just a few steps from the Villa Margherita where for many years the Queen of Savoy spent her holiday and from which it takes its name.
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
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
The Walser Museum in Pedemonte, the hamlet of Alagna which dates back to 1200, is a perfectly preserved hut built in 1628 and an original example of what was a Walser house over the centuries and of its use. The
The village of Chemp is a jewel housed on a rocky promontory carved out by the glaciers at the upper edges of a chestnut tree wood. When walking you can admire its particular dwellings and the works of the artist
This Church was built in 1515 on the foundations of an older chapel. Its important features are: the bell tower which was built before the Church and was elevated in the 18th century, there is a porch in front of
Set in an elegant building, this museum is home to an historic collection of hunting trophies from all over the world and is especially interesting because of the numerous anomalies in the horns. One room hosts a collection of old
When you visit the Ecomuseo you will find yourself immersed in the old Walser people’s culture and everyday life thanks to the faithful reconstruction of the rural and domestic environment typical of that population who left an indelible trace in
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
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