DomodossolaMarch 18, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C
We were following the train line to Geneva (where we were meeting Ollie & John to Ski in Verbier) and had a few days to spare…. Domodossola was a very random but great little stop on this route. The town itself is sweet, but the real highlight is the mountain hikes we found up above the town with many a cute mountain side village and an abundance of wild donkeys!
Day 1 - hike to Trontano, have a local beer or aperol then catch the mountain train back down.
Day 2 - hike up above Sacred Mount Calvary of Domodossola - amazing views from the top (bit of a hike but worth it!) there are many tracks from there but we opted for the one towards Villadossola…bit of a gamble but it was amazing! The walk takes you through old villages on the side of the mountain and spits you out at an incredible restaurant (see pics) LA CANTINA DI TAPPIA with views across the valley. What a reward! The scramble back down to Villadossola was an adventure, then we trained it home from there.
If you are there on a Saturday, the town market is incredible and people flock there from Switzerland to stock up on cheaper cheese and meats! We stocked up for our trip across the Swiss border too… 🧀 🥓🍷Read more