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Mit dem Zug durch magische Herbstwälder

Entschleunigen und die herbstliche Stimmung geniessen – bei einer Fahrt im «Treno del Foliage» durch die bunt belaubten Herbstwälder.

Geniessen Sie den goldenen Herbst bei einer Bahnfahrt mit der Vigezzina-Centovalli-Bahn. Die 52 km lange Strecke zwischen Domodossola und Locarno verwandelt sich in diesen Tagen in ein buntes Naturschauspiel. Eine atemberaubende Landschaft mit spektakulären Aussichten erwartet Sie auf der Fahrt durch bunte Wälder und wilde Täler.

Die Züge sind mit grossen Fenstern ausgestattet, die einen herrlichen Blick auf das grandiose Panorama ermöglichen.

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    The railway line

    The Vigezzina-Centovalli railway is a panoramic, almost 100-year-old narrow-gauge railway that connects Domodossola with Locarno. The line is 52 kilometres long and passes over 83 bridges and through 31 tunnels and is today one of the most important attractions of the Ossola Valley. Immersed in the authentic nature, it offers passengers a slow and exciting journey between Valle Vigezzo and Centovalli, between Italy and Switzerland.

    A stopover at one of the 32 stations allows you to visit one of the historical villages, take a walk through the wonderful landscape or enjoy the authentic cuisine in a typical osteria.


    Domodossola is the starting point of your trip and a town with medieval charm. It lies at the foot of the Ossola Valley, through which the Toce River flows and enchants with romantic squares and narrow streets. Enjoy a cappuccino in the piazza before continuing your journey on the Vigezzina-Centovall railway or visit the weekly market on Saturday.

    Santa Maria Maggiore

    A charming village with an enchanting centre, a piazza and streets with colourful house facades. The small village houses three very interesting museums dedicated to local history and ancient traditions. The Chimney Sweep Museum, the Casa del Profumo (House of Perfume) and the Pinacoteca of the Scuola di Belle Arti Rossetti Valentini.


    The village of Re is famous for the impressive sanctuary of the Madonna del Sangue, which towers high above the plain. Legend has it that in 1494 a small fresco of the "Madonna del latte" was hit by a stone and began to bleed. This led to the veneration of the wounded Madonna, whose effigy is now in the Cathedral of Santa Croce.


    Intragna, the gateway to Centovalli, is a small Ticino village with narrow streets, typical stone houses and historic palazzi. Its bell tower, which belongs to the church of San Gottardo, is 65 metres high and is the highest in the whole canton. Those who climb the 165 steps are rewarded with a fantastic panoramic view of the Centovalli, Terre di Pedemonte and the Onsernone Valley. 


    Here your journey with the Vigezzina-Centovalli railway ends. Locarno, the film city on Lake Maggiore offers experiences for every taste. Interesting museums and quiet parks await you here. Surrounded by mountains, the beautiful town offers breathtaking views at any time of day.

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      From 17 October to 15 November 2020

      Subject to change without prior notice


      Special ticket of the Foliage Train (Domodossola–Locarno retour)

      • € 43.00 Adults 1st class
      • € 33.00 Adults 2nd class
      • 1/2 price Children aged 6–15.99


      Information about the special ticket 

      • The ticket includes a voucher worth CHF 5.00 to pick up a free gift at the Locarno Regional Product Market (daily from 10.00 to 17.00 at the station) or a discount on the purchase of a product.
      • the ticket is valid for one or two days
      • includes one outward and one return trip on the entire line
      • offers the possibility to make an intermediate stop (on the outward or on the return), to allow you to visit even one of the picturesque villages that dot the railway route.
        includes seat reservation (mandatory)
      • includes the panoramic supplement
      • children under 6 years travel for free

      The GA travelcard or a day pass is valid for the Domodossola/Locarno route (outward and return).
      Prices per person in € incl. VAT / Prices and offers subject to alteration.

      Plan journey

      Mit dem RegioExpress Lötschberger reisen Sie bequem und ohne umzusteigen ab Bern bis nach Domodossola. Vom Bahnhof Domodossola aus erreichen Sie den Abfahrtsort der Vigezzina-Centovalli Bahn in ca. 8 Gehminuten. Die Fahrt von Domodossola nach Locarno dauert rund 2 Stunden.



      Bern ab 07.39
      Domodossola an 09.54
      Domodossola ab  10.25


      Locarno ab 17.47
      Domodossola an 19.36
      Domodossola ab  19.58
      Bern an  23.13

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