Things to see and do
Tibaldi Sette is the ideal base for a holiday in Domodossola, at the heart of the Ossola region and where the seven Ossola valleys meet.
You are in Ossola, a wonderful place!
From Tibaldi Sette, you can get to the following sights in just a 30 minute drive:
the beautiful lakes in the Cusio and Verbano areas (Lake Orta, Lake Maggiore with its famous Borromeo Islands, and Lake Mergozzo);
the highest and most beautiful peaks distributed across the seven different Ossola Valleys, the summit of the Monte Rosa towering over them all with its 4,634 metres;
three large Nature Reserves (Veglia-Devero, Val Grande and Alta Valle Antrona – Upper Antrona Valley), offering numerous opportunities for summer walks, hikes and treks;
in winter, you can take your pick of the various options the Neveazzurra ski area offers.
Domodossola Town itself is well worth a visit. You can admire the Medioeval style of the old town, the porticoed squares, the historic buildings and the “Borgo della Cultura” which has recently been extensively and beautifully restored, encircled by part of the ancient city walls.
The shops are great too, as are the little bars and cafés for a delicious breakfast or pre-dinner drinks; have lunch or dinner in any of the many restaurants serving traditional local food and wine specialities.
Don’t miss the Mercato del Sabato (Saturday Market), which has been going for about a thousand years!
On foot you can visit the Sacro Monte Calvario (Sacred Mount Calvary), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and carry on up Via dei Torchi and Via dei Mulini to explore the little hamlets and groups of houses while enjoying walking through the woods.
The panoramic Vigezzina Centovalli train gives amazing views at every turn along its route, changing with each season, as it carries tourists from Domodossola to Locarno, in neighbouring Switzerland.
From Piazza Matteotti – Piazza della Stazione – you can catch buses to all the Ossola Valleys and to the lower Ossola region.