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The Painters and the Traditions of the Vigezzo Valley

 

 

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Duration

Full day.

 

Description

The Vigezzo Valley, also known as the Painters’ Valley, winds its way between rugged mountains and stretches towards Switzerland where it assumes the name of the Hundred Valleys. It is known as the Painters’ Valley because a painting school was founded in the area and which in 1879 became the Rossetti Valentini School of Fine Arts in Santa Maria Maggiore. 

 

This tradition for painting can easily be seen in the parish churches as well as on the facades of the houses which are elegantly decorated.

 

The tradition of chimney-sweepers is just as important. They were a migratory population who, on leaving Santa Maria Maggiore, were welcomed all over Europe. The Chimney-Sweepers Museum in Santa Maria Maggiore is dedicated to all their hard work.

 

Itinerary

  • Visit to the Chimney-Sweepers Museum

  • Traditional lunch in Santa Maria Maggiore

  • Visit to the historical centre

  • Return to hotel

Services Available

  • Entrance to the museum

  • Lunch

  • Guide

Notes

This itinerary can be combined with the following activities:

  • Cable car ride to Piana

  • Visit to the Sanctuary of Re

  • Journey by the Vigezzina narrow gauge railway from Domodossola to Santa Maria Maggiore and return

  • Guided tour of Villette

  • Guided tour of Craveggia, the town with very tall chimneys

 

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