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Address: Via Mizzoccola, 9, 28845 Domodossola, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0324 242055
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Scenic train operates between Locarno, Switzerland and Domodossola, Italy...
Scenic train operates between Locarno, Switzerland and Domodossola, Italy, traveling through the breathtaking "Hundred Valleys."
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a romantic railway

enjoyed a halfday trip during a rainfull day, was amazing to observe the lushy greenery. Take your picnic on board and spend a great time in this romantic train.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2014
Maryiajee
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Canton of Valais, Switzerland
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Cervia Milano Marittima, Italy
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We took the train in March 2015 from Locarno to Domodosola and return. The view is nothing special. There is a lot of tunnels so a lot of in and out. The view is not special. If you can, take the mountain Funicolare and take a good look of the view from there. NO TO MENTION WE HAD TO TAKE... More 

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Canton of Valais, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

enjoyed a halfday trip during a rainfull day, was amazing to observe the lushy greenery. Take your picnic on board and spend a great time in this romantic train.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This narrow gauge railway from Locarno to Domodossola, named after the so-called hundred valleys through which it passes was spectacular. Passing over viaducts, bridges and deep ravines, forests and tiny villages clinging to the mountain sides is great and well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

We did the journey from Locarno to Domodossola as an excursion as part of our coach tour. (We travelled to Locarno on the ferry from Stresa which was beautiful and well worth doing). Unfortunately the 2 hour train journey as the return part of the excursion was very disappointing. Mainly due to sitting on the right side of the train... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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81 reviews 81 reviews
38 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I was going to make a special trip on the railway as part of my stay in Locarno but thankfully a previous reviewer had pointed out that this trip could be done as part of travel to the Bernese Oberland region, which was exactly where I was heading to after Locarno. So, I saved CHF48 per person (train and boat... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

approx 2 hours to Locarno through valleys and peaks stopping off at lots of little stations en route the scenery is magnificent there is a loo on the train but no refreshments so stock up before boarding

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

After seeing so many outstanding views on other railways I was disappointed. There were so many trees lining the tracks that it was very difficult to get any views at all and it was a long 2 hour journey.

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The original route till the final station is long (2 hours) the views are magnificent although half way is enough. Ask for the tourist ticket it is cheaper than the regular one

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had been looking forward to this trip for a long time and were not disappointed. It exceeded our expectations, offering some beautiful views of the Piedmont countryside and that of Ticino. In the same day we travelled from Domodossola to Locarno and back, as part of the SBB RailAway "Cardada/Cimetta" special offer (which also included the Madonna del Sasso... More 

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Lonate Pozzolo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

When you take a one-day ticket for the round trip Locarno - Domodossola (by train) - Stresa (by train) - Locarno (by boat - with possibility of stops on various islands incl. Isola Bella) one may benefit of a reduced price for parking on the parking lot close to the station. It is not publicized anywhere. One has to go... More 

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