Traveling on the Vigezzina Railway – officially known as the Domodossola-Locarno international railway, connecting Valle Vigezzo, in Piedmont, Italy and Ticino, Switzerland (where it is known as “Centovallina”) – is a wonderful experience.
The 52-kilometer, Alpine route of this masterpiece of engineering, which proves its boldness along a complex mountain path, touches waterfalls and glaciers, streams, valleys, forests, meadows, mountain villages, and huts.
You start from an underground gallery in the Domodossola station and almost immediately climb up to Orcesco, 800 meters above sea level.
Along the way, you can stop in beautiful places such as Santa Maria Maggiore, where during the winter you can take a cable car and enjoy the breathtaking view all the way to the ski slopes.
Inaugurated in 1923, to this day the Vigezzina Railway welcomes aboard anyone who wishes to experience the purest emotions of beauty.