Domodossola is the vital center of Ossola. Symbol of the city, piazza Mercato is characterized by the fifteenth-century porticoes supporting the manor houses of the Ossola families, most of the 15th and 16th centuries, including the De Rodis, the Silva, the Da Ponte and the Ferraris.
In the characteristic village of Baceno stands the monumental church of San Gaudenzio. This place of worship has been proclaimed a national historical monument.
This is an ideal excursion to spend a quiet afternoon, it can be done together with the other route in the same area: Ancient quarry of Ornavasso.
On September 7, 1528 a shepherdess, such Maria Della Torre, belonging to an ancient family of the village, finding herself in the forest above the Boden to graze the flock, overwhelmed by sleep, fell asleep, waking up late at night. Frightened by the solitude and the darkness of the night and sorrowful for the loss of livestock, she invoked Our Lady. Suddenly he felt the ground failing beneath his feet and he found himself falling from a cliff. At that moment a very bright light began to surround her and she,