The Ossola is a leaf-shaped complex of Alpine valleys in the northern tip of Piedmont bordering on Switzerland, wedged between the Swiss cantons of Ticino and Valais. Seven valleys make up the area (Vigezzo, Antigorio, Divedro, Formazza, Anzasca, Antrona, Bognanco) branching off the central river plain of the main Ossola Valley, which contains a number of ancient little towns and villages.

The geographical and administrative centre is Domodossola (pop. 20,000), the “capital” of the area, situated on the northern part of the plain. Twinned with the Swiss town of Brig on the other side of the Simplon Pass, it lies on the ancient route to the Pass and to the high Alpine passes of the Formazza Valley, and has all the characteristics of a frontier trading town.

Domodossola has since 2003 boasted a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sacro Monte Calvario, which is also a special nature reserve of Piedmont region, set on the Mattarella Hill above the town. The fifteen chapels in the Calvario complex fully reflect the local Ossola culture, and were built with the contribution of the best local artists of the 17th century, who introduced the Baroque style to the area.

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Top Events

Ossola Guitar Festival

Ossola, From 13 July to 6 August 2017

Eight days, one summer - Fior d'acqua 2017

Antigorio Valley, From 24 June to 3 September 2017

Fiera di San Bernardo

Macugnaga, From 7 July to 9 July 2017

Bettelmatt Ultra Trail

Formazza Valley, From 15 July to 16 July 2017

Have a nice time, da Kounellis a Shiota

Domodossola, From 20 May to 15 October 2017

Ossola Guitar Festival

Ossola, From 13 July to 6 August 2017

Eight days, one summer - Fior d'acqua 2017

Antigorio Valley, From 24 June to 3 September 2017

Fiera di San Bernardo

Macugnaga, From 7 July to 9 July 2017

Bettelmatt Ultra Trail

Formazza Valley, From 15 July to 16 July 2017

Have a nice time, da Kounellis a Shiota

Domodossola, From 20 May to 15 October 2017

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The beautiful countryside around Lake Maggiore offers peerless convention facilities. With its natural and artistic beauties boasts a long tradition in the meeting and convention hosting sector with many excellent venues and services, and unrivalled hospitality facilities. Quality, hospitality and the varied and beautiful scenery make it one of the preferred destinations for visitors from all around the world.