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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos and experience the enchanting allure of Malesco, as Italy in Photos unlocks one of the gems of Italy: – Malesco, a charming municipality nestled in the Italian Piedmont. Located approximately 130 kilometres northeast of Turin and about 20 kilometres north of Verbania, the provincial capital, Malesco offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. The village is the most populous in the Val Vigezzo, a valley known for its picturesque landscapes and vibrant local culture. Malesco is easily accessible, with a station on the Domodossola–Locarno railway that runs along the valley, making it a convenient destination for both local and international travelers. Covering an area of 43.2 square kilometres, It is home to a population of approximately 1,478. Despite its small size, the town boasts a variety of attractions and amenities. From historical sites to outdoor activities, there’s something for everyone in Malesco. The neighbouring municipalities include Cossogno, Craveggia, Re, Santa Maria Maggiore, Trontano Valle Cannobina, and Villette, each offering their own unique attractions and experiences. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover, or a foodie, the region around Malesco has something to offer. Accommodation options in Malesco cater to a range of preferences and budgets. From cozy bed and breakfasts to luxurious hotels, visitors are sure to find a place that suits their needs. Many of these establishments offer stunning views of the surrounding landscapes, adding to the overall experience of staying in Malesco. Malesco is a captivating destination that combines the charm of Italian culture with the beauty of the Piedmont region. Its rich history, stunning landscapes, and welcoming community make it a must-visit location for anyone traveling in Italy.

Via al Piano is part of the SS631 road that runs right through the village of Malesco. (Photos 1-2-3) – Via Papa Giovanni XXIII is a dead end which can be found along Via al Piano (Photo 4) – Via al Piano is part of the SS631 road that runs right through the village. (Photos 5-6-7-8-9-19-11-12-13-14-15-16) – Via Conte Mellerio is a street in Malesco which runs from Via al Piano to SS631 di Valle Cannobina (Photos 17-24) – Piazza XV Martiri is a street in Malesco which runs from Via Conte Mellerio to Via Tre Acque (Photos 18-19-20-21) – Via Stazione is a street in Malesco which runs from Via Tre Acque to Via Conte Mellerio (Photos 22-23) – Malesco Centro Storico (Photos 25-26-27-28-29-30-31-32) – Via Sesdro Malesco is a street in Malesco which runs from Via Roma to Via Lunga (Photos 34-35) – Piazza della Chiesa is a monumental complex located in the charming village of Malesco in the Vigezzo Valley. The complex houses the most important civil and religious buildings of the village. The parish church of Malesco, dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, dominates the town square. It was built at the end of 1110 and was enlarged and rebuilt between the 17th and 18th centuries. The apse contains the choir and the presbytery, flanked on either side by two sacristies. The interior is adorned with frescoes by the Milanese painter Pietro Molgiani, while the dome, choir, and presbytery are decorated with frescoes as well. The Oratory of San Bernardino da Siena in Malesco was rebuilt in the second half of the 1700s on the original structure from 1450. The interior is richly decorated with precious frescoes by Giuseppe Torricelli from Lugano in Switzerland, which remain well preserved today, while the paintings in the choir, dated 1787, were commissioned from the Vigezzo painter Carlo Giuseppe Peretti. (Photo 36)

Malesco Cuisine: – Malesco is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont. It is in the Val Vigezzo, which is known for its rich and hearty dishes, such as polenta, risotto, cheese, and meat. Some of the local specialties include bagna cauda, a hot dip of garlic, anchovies, and olive oil, and bollito misto, a boiled meat platter with various sauces. You can also find some Moroccan influences in the cuisine, such as couscous, tagine, and harira.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk 1 – No 5 to No 21, Via al Piano
Approximately 0.64 km – o.39 miles

The walk starts in – 5 Via al Piano – Via Papa Giovanni XXIII – 21 Via al Piano

Photo Gallery of  Walk 2 – Via Conte Mellerio to Piazza della Chiesa
Approximately 1.13 km – 0.70 miles

The walk starts in – Via Conte Mellerio – Piazza XV Martiri – Via Stazione – Stazione – Via Stazione – Via Conte Mellerio – Centro storico – Via Roma – Via Sesdro – Via Trabucchi – Piazza della Chiesa