The magic of Christmas along the Vigezzina-Centovalli railway, the stages of the fairy tale

Would you like to take a magical trip to the winter wonderland between Italy and Switzerland?

During the Christmas period the Vigezzina-Centovalli railway is transformed into a flying carpet leading to the most exciting Christmas events of the season.

After enchanting 35,000 travelers on its Foliage Train, this historic railway line, which this year celebrates its first 100 years, is now dressed in lights and magic for the most festive time of the year.

Santa Maria Maggiore

From December 8 to 10, travelers will be able to take advantage of special tickets to reach the famous Santa Maria Maggiore Christmas market.

Now in its 24th edition, this market is a jewel among the great European Christmas events, with more than 200 carefully selected exhibitors.

Winterland: the magic of Christmas in Locarno

Vigezzina Centovalli
Vigezzina Centovalli

Winterland in Locarno, inaugurated on November 24, represents an immersion in an authentic winter paradise.

Piazza Grande in Locarno, just a stone’s throw from the lake, is home to a glittering ice rink, a Christmas market full of quaint houses, big concerts and attractions like the ice sleigh and immersive video projections.

A special ticket from Domodossola allows you to reach this unmissable event, completing the journey in one of the most enchanting locations on Lake Maggiore.

The charm of the Domodossola Christmas Markets

Vigezzina-Centovalli railway
Vigezzina-Centovalli railway

On December 16 and 17, the heart of Domodossola comes alive with its Christmas markets.

At Borgo della Cultura, around 160 exhibitors offer a unique experience of hobbies, crafts and food and wine delicacies.

The atmosphere of the historic center, decorated with Christmas lights and decorations, creates a magical and welcoming context, ideal for finding original gifts and enjoying the true essence of Christmas.

Journey to the wonders of winter

Vigezzina-Centovalli railway
Vigezzina-Centovalli railway

The Vigezzina-Centovalli railway is not just a means to reach these destinations, but a journey through breathtaking views, picturesque villages and fairy-tale atmospheres, especially in the snow.

It is an invitation to discover the winter beauty that unfolds along the route, between Val Vigezzo and Centovalli.

With special offers and convenient solutions for each destination, the Vigezzina-Centovalli railway becomes your passport to a Christmas full of emotions, beauty and surprises, connecting the best Italian and Swiss holidays.

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