Hiking – Domodossola and the hamlets of Vagna
Difficulty
Easy
Period
Spring / Autumn

The route winds through the ancient villages that were once part of Vagna, an autonomous municipality until 1928, and now a hamlet of Domodossola, rediscovering country life among crops, vineyards, presses and ancient ovens.

Description

From the FS train station in Domodossola, take Corso Paolo Ferraris, Via F.lli di Dio and Via Garibaldi and, after crossing Via Galletti, take Via Rosmini and then Via Mattarella. Having crossed Via A. Dalla Chiesa, you’ll arrive at the first chapel of the Via Crucis of the Sacro Monte Calvario. Leaving the third chapel behind, the mule track that leads to the top of the Sacro Monte begins and from here you take the track that leads to San Defendente. Once you’ve reached this last village, continue towards Vallesone, where you’ll find the oven and the old press. At the fork for Alpe Lusentino turn right for Motto and then continue for Andosso and Prata, in a succession of cultivated fields and evidence of rural life. From Prata go down to Maggianico, capital of the ancient town of Vagna, with the Church of San Brizio. Continue on to Motto from where, turning left, you descend to Premone and then to Sacro Monte Calvario. Follow the road to Domodossola to return to the train station, taking the opportunity to visit the historic centre of Domodossola, the Borgo della Cultura.

Useful info

Italian Alpine Club (CAI) site identification code

Sector A “Routes”– IA06

Useful info

Domodossola FS International Railway Station (from Bern and Milan).
Start from outside the station in the direction of Sacro Monte Calvario (the start of the mule track is 1.2 km – 3/4 mile – from the station and can be reached in around 20 minutes on foot).
Contact details: Municipality of Domodossola
CAI contact details: Domodossola Section
Sacro Monte Calvario Reserve
Refreshment areas: Domodossola Restaurants

Difficulty

Easy route. The majority of the route is along mule tracks.

Lenght

8,5 km

Ascent

500 m

Total duration

2 hrs 50 min

Recommended equipment

Walking boots.

Signage

A1-A5-D0-D1-D3

Historic, artistic and cultural value
Value of traditional and peasant life
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28845 Domodossola (VB)
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