Only 7 km from Domodossola, the Bognanco Valley features lush vegetation and several springs of pure water.
The main village in the valley, also called Bognanco, owes its fame to these springs, the curative properties of which were discovered in 1863. The Spa Centre of Bognanco dates from this time, and was built in the Parco delle Sorgenti (Park of the Springs) amid gardens and luxuriant woodland.
From here the road winds uphill to where the valley opens out into a beautiful prospect of mountain slopes covered with chestnut and fir woods alternating with broad Alpine pastures. The higher part of the valley, where the village of San Lorenzo nestles, is a broad cirque of meadows and woods surmounted by rugged peaks.
The Bognanco Valley is an ideal summer holiday centre for anyone in search of close contact with Alpine nature, offering a wealth of mountain flora, pure air and of course an abundance of health-giving water.
The valley is also on the route of some of the greatest European mountain trails, such as the Via Alpina from Formazza to the Principality of Monaco, the Great Alpine Traverse from Sicily to Trieste, and the Via del Monscera.