Azienda Agricola Corte Merina - localita' Merina - frz. Cicogna - Cossogno (Verbania) - tel +39 0323 1975164 - cel +39 335 5947526
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Val Grande and its territory

Cicogna is the small capital of Parco Nazionale Val Grande and its sole inhabited village.
From here, the National Park may be visited only on foot, following natural tracks that cross fascinating mountains and forests. Here, past and present melt in a difficult, extraordinary environment where silence is heavy and mysterious.

The National Park features destinations for all: difficult mountain treks with the help of local Alpine guides or tranquil walks on historic cultural tracks through the minute hamlets of the Mountain Community, with their agricultural civilization.

Classic excursions for the more experienced are the crossing of Alta (northern) Val Grande with passage of “La Piana” (the Plain) at its very heart, and the crossing of Val Pogallo from Cicogna to Val Cannobina at the northeast.
Also, the annual excursion on Chiovini Lane proposes the discovery of an untouched nature and a lesson on recent history when, as a border land, Val Grande lived the bloodiest moments of partisan resistance in World War II.
An interesting memorial to visit is the Casa (house) della Resistenza at Verbania-Fondotoce.

Do not miss Lake Maggiore, 30 minutes by car from Cicogna, and its fascinating tourist attractions: Stresa, Verbania, Cannobio. The islands on the lake, Isola Bella (beautiful) and Isola Madre (mother island), with botanical gardens and majestic palaces, are a must.

For information see:

Guided tours in Valgrande
Excursions of easy and mean difficult (groups at least 5 persons)
with routes in Val Pogallo and Valgrande, suggested by guide or on request;ORGANISATION:
Arrival by farm, overnight stay, dinner and breakfast.
Leaving for excursion with packed lunch.
The excursion lasting 1 or more days upon route.

– To organize with reservation at least before 1 week.
– With the collaboration of the guides of “Cooperativa Valgrande”:

For info and reservation:
Farm “Corte Merina” –
tel. +39 0323 1975164 – cell. +39 335 5947526

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