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Walk from Bannio to Anzino along the Olocchia

Historical towns, pastures and the Olocchia creek

Val D'Ossola - Valle Anzasca

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length icon Length:
6 Km
time icon Our time:
1h45' walking
climb icon Total climb:
280 mt
height icon Min and max height:
559 mt - 785 mt
track ring icon Type of track:
ring track
surface icon Surface:
trail - asphalt
panorama icon Panorama:
historical town - mountains
coverage icon Cell network coverage:
winter icon Traced in winter:
bike icon Traced by bike:

The itinerary connects the towns of Bannio and Anzino, united into a single municipality in 1928, following the national revisions of towns’ districts. The two towns are located on the two riverbanks of the Olocchia creek, one facing the other.

The hike starts from the evocative historic center of Bannio, with its rural and noble houses, and retraces the main road from where many alleys radiate, outlining the fish-bone-like city plan, typical in the Medieval era. Here are some of the houses of those who became rich by emigrating or by working in the mining businesses, very common in Valle Anzasca. This is why, among the narrow alleys, it’s possible to see large residences facing inner courtyards, with decorative elements, unusual in a mountain town!

The trail proceeds along the mule track that leads to Pontegrande and twists and turns among the ancient streets of Anzino, crosses the towns of Riscillone, Valpiana and Parcineto, passing by the Olocchia creek.

Traveled on: Jul 5th, 2023
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