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Market in Domodossola

The RegioExpress takes visitors from Bern to Domodossola every two hours.

A popular market, great excursion opportunities, delicious pasta, sweet desserts and exquisite wine – thanks to a two-hourly service, the dolce vita is now within closer reach from German-speaking Switzerland than ever. Domodossola attracts crowds of travellers, especially on Saturdays, thanks to its famous and popular market.

Opening hours Available on 22.06.2024

Opening times for the market in Domodossola

Saturdays from 08.30 to 14.30 hours

How to get there

With the RegioExpress Bern – Spiez – Kandersteg – Brig – Domodossola you travel comfortably from Bern direct to Domodossola. You reach the market within only a few minutes of walking from the station.


The fertile Piedmont region in north-west Italy produces world-famous wines, is home to one of Europe’s most important rice-growing areas in the Province of Vercelli and is known for its white truffles from Alba, hazelnuts from Cortemilia, gorgonzola cheese from Novara and mushrooms from the Susa Valley.

Anyone ambling through the narrow streets of the old town in the former provincial capital will soon discover that it has had an eventful history. In recent years, the region around Domodossola has developed into a popular holiday destination and makes the perfect starting point for a variety of excursions or simply for indulging in a bit of dolce far niente.

Culture in Domodossola

From the lively atmosphere in the narrow streets of the old town, it is only a few steps to the cooling calm: through the ornate archway of black and white stones we enter the Palazzo San Francesco. The striking building tells a long story: built around 1300 as a church for Franciscan monks, it was converted into a manor house after the opening up of the Simplon Pass at the beginning of the 19th century by Napoleon. Today the room on the first floor serves as a museum of modern art. In total, the Ossola Valley includes 22 museums, only four of which are located in Domodossola.

Sacro Monte Calvario, a UNESCO World Heritage site: a pilgrimage up the Mattarella Hill

Starting from Domodossola Station, this easy walk (40 minutes) takes you along a pilgrimage route through a special nature reserve and up the Mattarella Hill. The nature reserve offers unspoilt natural surroundings, unique flora and fauna and various ruins of castles and early Christian buildings. 15 chapels line the pilgrims’ path, which has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Inside the chapels, you can admire the groups of life-size figures of Christ and paintings by numerous well-known artists. Or let your gaze wander right across the Alpine landscape that surrounds Domodossola from the viewpoint in the park on the sacred hill.

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