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Some of the tracks presented here are set along mountain trails where some passages may require holding to ropes or climbing short ladders, and may have exposed passages without safety protections. These tracts can be a serious danger if faced without the right equipment, awareness and physical condition.
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Walk along the trail from Pontegrande to Anzino

The sanctuary and the panoramic Via Crucis

Val D'Ossola - Valle Anzasca

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length icon Length:
3.5 Km
time icon Our time:
1h15' walking
climb icon Total climb:
220 mt
height icon Min and max height:
525 mt - 715 mt
track ring icon Type of track:
ring track
surface icon Surface:
trail - asphalt
panorama icon Panorama:
historic town - woods
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winter icon Traced in winter:
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The itinerary nowadays connects the towns of Pontegrande and Anzino, once part of two different feuds.

Pontegrande, which translates into “large bridge”, takes its name from the big five-arches bridge built in 1858, and has always been a reference point for Valle Anzasca and a mandatory pass to reach Macugnaga and the east face of Mount Rosa. In the hamlet Pioda, where the itinerary starts, there is the church of S.S. Pietro and Paolo built in 1670 on a giant glacial erratic carried by the glaciers and placed just above the river Anza. The path proceeds along the main entrance road to the town, later going deep into the woods along the mule track that leads to the particular and spectacular Via Crucis and to the church of San Antonio from Padova in the town of Anzino.

Anzino grows at the foot of Monte Scarpignano in Valle Olocchia and in the period of the Viscontis, when Valle Anzasca was divided into “degagne” managed by local consuls, it was part of the “degagna” of Civola (known today as San Carlo).

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