Shortly after the town of Borgnone, a small oratory marks the beginning of the ancient Via del Mercato (Market Route) and after a few steps the path crosses the mill complex, a real open-air museum. A small detour takes you on an interesting visit to the village of Lionza, which offers rare examples of rural architecture, charming alleys and large porticoes. The village of Intragna, the final destination of the Via del Mercato, gives visitors a curious mix of rural traditions and modernity.
Hiking – Via del Mercato: from Camedo to Intragna
Italian Alpine Club (CAI) site identification code
Sector M “Historic Routes” M00
Camedo (Vigezzina-Centovalli Railway Station)
Camedo, Borgnone, Lionza, Verdasio, Slogna, Calezzo, Costa, Pila, Intragna
Points of interest along the route
- Churches, chapels and oratories
- Hemp millstone
- Cappella del brigante (bandit’s chapel)
- Washhouses, mills and the remains of a hammer
- Old houses with arches and frescoes
- Tondù Palace in Lionza
- Waterfalls and glacial features along the way
- The Regional Museum in Intragna
- Ticino’s highest bell tower in Intragna
Accommodations facilities in Intragna.
Alternatively you can go back to Domodossola on the scenic Vigezzina-Centovalli Railway.
If you’re not staying in Camedo after the previous stage, from Domodossola FS International Railway Station, follow signs for the underground tunnel from which the scenic Vigezzina-Centovalli railway departs, getting off in Camedo (we recommend you also get a return ticket back from Intragna).
Contact details: Comune delle Centovalli
CAI contact details: Valle Vigezzo Section
Medium difficulty (E)
440 m ascent / 659 m descent
Time to complete the route
3 hrs 30 min
Best time of year
From May to October
Map no. 13 scale 1:25,000 (Valle Cannobina) by Geo4Map/CAI
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