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Address: Via Mizzoccola, 9, 28845 Domodossola, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0324 242055
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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Nice train ride to an expensive location (Locarno)

The thing to remember is that it's a slow, scenic train from Domodossola, Italy, to Locarno, Switzerland. Don't do this if you're impatient or don't have the time. One way is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The thing to remember is that it's a slow, scenic train from Domodossola, Italy, to Locarno, Switzerland. Don't do this if you're impatient or don't have the time. One way is almost two hours. The second-class, round-trip ticket is 23 euros + 1.50 supplement that you pay on board the train so we paid 49 euros total for two people.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Agree with many that the spectacular views are not so spectacular in summer as you seem to be in a thick forest pretty much the whole way - certainly on the Italian side. Locarno very disappointing except for a lovely lunch. Boat trip back to Stresa was great on a sunny August afternoon.

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Brandon, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Wonderful day trip on a beautiful day. While on holiday in the area, my wife and I took this train to ride through the Italian and Swiss Alps and we included a stop over in Santa Marie Maggiore, Italy for lunch. Scenery is marvelous (!!!!), the price is very reasonable, and the personal were polite and helpful. We bought the... More 

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Northern England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

very scenic railway journey. Stop off at Santa Maria Maggiore if you have time. See chimney sweep museum

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Jena, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The Centovalli is a beautiful place to hike, but the Italian side return ticket for two people is cheaper than travelling as a single person, one way, on the Swiss side... since the Italian side is lovely enough, if you don't want to pay tons of money and are entering the train on Italian ground - skip Switzerland.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A great way to get some down time while watching the world go by. We combined this with the lake cruise from Locarno back to Stresa and the three hours passed surprisingly quickly. Plenty to look at on all legs of this circular journey.

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Changchun, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This train ride is a fantastic experience on a nice day. You will slowly climb on the italian side and cross a plain to the town of Re. After the border to Switzerland is when it really becomes exciting with deep gorges , high bridges and mountains all the way down to Locarno where it arrives in the center of... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A train ride takes you to the start of the narrow gauge railway which winds through beautiful scenery for 2 hours ending in Locarno Switzerland. After time for a lunch break there and stroll around, you board the ferry for a leisurely 3 hour journey back down the lake to your resort. This is all included in the price of... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I got a "Maggiore Express" ticket when in Stresa and it included the regular train trip to Domodossola, the Centovalli scenic train trip to Locarno (Switzerland) and the return trip by ferry back to Stresa. It was worth it! The trip from Domodossola to Locarno is one of the most amazing scenic train trips I've made, through mountains and valleys,... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was the trip of a lifetime for me. 2 hours of wonderful views as the train wound its way through the Alps past lakes, through the forests and over deep gorges. We bought tickets in Stresa for the "Maggiore Express" which includes a mainline trip to Domodossola, the scenic trip to Locarno and a boat trip back to Stresa.... More 

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