At the foot of majestic Monte Rosa
Of all the Ossola Valleys, Valle Anzasca is one where nature is still wild and unspoiled and which has retained its rural character.
Throughout the valley, from Piedimulera to Macugnaga at its head, the villages still have their traditional stone and wood houses, a living testimonial to the culture of the past.
Macugnaga remains the most picturesque, distinctive village in the whole valley. Founded by the Walser people, of German origin, it is dominated by the massive east face of Monte Rosa, which with its 4,634 metres soars above the rest of the landscape. The area is criss-crossed by trails, for summer hiking and skiing in winter, making it easy to explore the alpine pastures and ancient hamlets.
Justly famous is the Monte Rosa Tour, a trekking route which circles the 6 valleys surrounding the mountain and takes 7 days.
In a perfect fusion of nature and sport, Macugnaga and the whole of the Anzasca Valley offers endless opportunities for climbing, walking, hiking, mountain biking and all kinds of skiing. Not to be missed is a visit to the Belvedere Glacier, the only expanding glacier on the Italian side of the Alps, as well as a visit to the Monte Rosa Wildlife Oasis, the Walser House Museum and the old Guja Gold Mine.