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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

SANT’ANNA CHURCH

An interesting example of the marriage between old and modern.  In the central Piazza of Champoluc is the old Church dating back to the 17th century joined to a new modern construction built in the nineteen seventies. Today the old

HISTORIC VILLAGE OF ANTAGNOD – ANTAGNOD CHURCH

Nominated for the village of villages in 2015, Antagnod is a pearl in the Alps.  An old XV century raccard village in one of the most spectacular areas of the Alps. Don’t miss out on the chance to visit the