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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.

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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...

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...

IL MUSEO WALSER

Alagna-Valsesia - Alagna

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...

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...

RU COURTOD

Val d’Ayas - Antagnod - Champoluc

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.