A ramble through history and everyday life
Domodossola is a picturesque town in northern Italy that is perfect for Christmas shopping. The cozy streets and squares are festively decorated during the holidays, inviting visitors to stroll around. In the numerous shops and boutiques, you'll find a diverse selection of gifts, crafts, local products, and delicious treats. The friendly atmosphere and special ambiance make Christmas shopping in Domodossola an unforgettable experience.
The BLS RegioExpress will take you from Bern to Domodossola in 2 hours and 15 minutes via Ausserberg. The journey follows the 100-year-old mountain route along the Lötschberg North Ramp, passing through Kandersteg, Goppenstein, over viaducts, and through switchback tunnels to Brig and, finally, to Domodossola. Enjoy the views of the Bernese Oberland mountains, Lake Thun, and the ever-closer Rhone Valley.
Starting at CHF 24.00 to Domodossola and back
Travel comfortably with the BLS RegioExpress from Bern or Thun/Spiez to Domodossola and benefit from our special offer “Domodossola-Hit” with a discount of more than 50%. The ticket is valid for 2 days, so you can easily combine your stay in the south with an overnight stay. In addition, further discounts await you.
The special ticket is valid from 16 October to 23 December 2023 and is only valid on the BLS RegioExpress via the mountain route.
Included with Domodossola-Hit
- Return journey on the BLS RegioExpress from Bern or Thun/Spiez to Domodossola
- A bottle of Spumante Ossolano in your room when booking a double room at the Locanda Piemonte da Sciolla. Specify "Domodossola-Hit" as the keyword when booking at the hotel.
- 10% discount on an overnight stay at the Dimora Domese. Specify "Domodossola-Hit" as the keyword when booking the accommodation.
- House digestive or coffee at the Restaurant Terminus
- Tasting of "Basin" wine at the Azienda Agricola Edoardo Patrone
Christmas Market 6th and 17th December 2023
You can travel south with the RegioExpress Bern-Spiez-Kandersteg-Brig-Domodossola in comfort and with great views via the old Lötschberg mountain route. Please note that you will have to change trains in Brig until further notice.
We recommend the following connections:
|Domodossola dp||15.58 17.58||18.58||19.58|
|Brig ar||16.32 18.32||19.32||20.32|
|Brig dp||16.36 18.36||19.36||20.34|
|Spiez ar||17.44 19.44||20.44||21.44|
|Thun ar||17.58 **||**||**|
**other connections in accordance with the online timetable are not valid for Domodossola-Hit
Food & drink
Market in Domodossola
A day at the market in Domodossola
A very special experience awaits you in this picturesque town in Italy: the lively and diverse market that regularly brings the narrow streets of the old town to life. Market days in Domodossola are not only an opportunity to buy fresh produce, but also an invitation to immerse yourself in the local culture. The stalls feature fresh fruit and vegetables from the region, fragrant herbs, handmade artworks and artistic hand-crafted products. A stroll through the market is like a journey through the culinary and artisanal treasures of the area.
Palazzo San Francesco
The Palazzo San Francesco in Domodossola is an impressive historical building that embodies a rich past and cultural significance. This imposing palace, built in the 16th century, once served as a monastery. Today, Palazzo San Francesco houses a museum and offers an insight into the history, art and culture of the region. The building itself is an example of Renaissance architecture, with an elegant façade and magnificent interiors. You will have the opportunity to stroll through the historic rooms, admire works of art and learn more about the history of Palazzo San Francesco and its surroundings.
Collegiate Church of Santi Gervasio e Protasio
This magnificent building was built in the 16th century and was once the seat of the noble Silva family. The façade of Palazzo Silva is an impressive work of art, richly decorated and reflecting the architectural skill of the time. Inside the palace, visitors can expect sumptuous rooms, elegant details and ornate decorations that capture the charm of bygone eras. Today, Palazzo Silva serves as a museum that offers visitors an insight into the history, art and culture of the region. The exhibitions inside display works of art, furniture, historical objects and other treasures that shed light on the history of the city and its inhabitants.
Castello di Mattarella
Sacro Monte Calvario
Religious and cultural life in Domodossola
Towering high above the charming town is the impressive Sacro Monte Calvario, a place of great spiritual significance and cultural richness. The history of the Sacro Monte Calvario dates back to the 17th century, when construction of this impressive pilgrimage site began. The combination of spirituality and art attracted artists, architects and craftsmen from the region who contributed their talent to the design of the chapels. It is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and consists of an impressive sequence of 15 chapels and monumental statues depicting the Passion of Jesus Christ. These chapels, laid out along an idyllic path, take visitors on a symbolic journey through the stations of the Way of the Cross. Each chapel is a work of art in itself, with sculptures, paintings and reliefs that bring the scenes of Christ's passion to life.