Antigorio and Divedro Valleys
A holiday amid high alpine plateaux, spas and mountains
The Antigorio and Divedro Valley in the north-east of the Ossola is well populated with villages; the largest are Baceno, Premia and Crodo, built on plateaux and surrounded by terraced hillsides.
These villages all have a distinctive character, with a variety of scenic and artistic features which make them unique.
Baceno possesses one of the finest churches in the Ossola Valley, the Parish Church of San Gaudenzio, dating from the 12th century, recognised as a national monument of Romanesque art. The nearby Uriezzo Gorges are an intriguing reminder of the great glaciation of the Quaternary.
Crodo is the main settlement in the Antigorio Valley, and is known throughout the world for its mineral water and soft drink industry; the non-alcoholic aperitif “Crodino”, an Italian institution, originated here.
The area boasts one of the loveliest of high Alpine valleys, Alpe Devero, which along with Alpe Veglia constitutes a nature park of incomparable beauty. The last village in the valley is Premia, where a modern spa centre has recently opened, exploiting a natural hot water spring which also supplies the water for the Leukerbad spa on the other side of the mountains in Switzerland.