Post-Conference Tour

The optional Post-Conference Tour "Centovalli Express and Locarno", with the panoramic Vigezzina train crossing over 80 bridges and viaducts in the Vigezzo Valley, will be organized for Delegates and Accompanying Persons on Friday, July 13th, 2012.


  Friday July 13th, 2012

The Centovalli railway connects the Vigezzo Valley to the Lake Maggiore. Departure from Stresa to Domodossola where it is possible to take the panoramic train "the Vigezzina" to go as far as Locarno, a nice town located on the northern shore of lake Maggiore, in Switzerland.

The train journey takes approximately two hours. It is a narrow-gauge mountain railway line, 55 km long, that was opened in 1923. The train passes through lovely villages and woodlands in the mountains of Vigezzo Valley in Italy and Centovalli on the Swiss side and it crosses over 80 bridges and viaducts.

The scenery is as extraordinary as the train route is amazing, with 83 bridges and 34 tunnels. The Centovalli, a valley offering unspoiled nature, rocky mountains, spectacular waterfalls all framed by wonderful rich vegetation, is enchanting. During the journey we will take you through vineyards, chestnut woods and clearings, all colored in the changing shades of the seasons, and through small villages lost in time.

The way back to Stresa is by ferry boat from Locarno.

   Detailed Program and Tour Info


The optional Post-Conference Tour is managed by the Palazzo dei Congressi and requires a separate registration. For booking and detailed information about the schedule of the tour please refer to:

Palazzo dei Congressi
Ms. Nicoletta Bisi
Piazzale Europa, 3
28838 Stresa (VB), Italy
Phone: +39-0323-30389
Fax: +39-0323-33281

The deadline for booking the post-conference tour is July 2nd, 2012. Beyond this deadline, booking will be subject to availability.

Tentative timetable: Departure at 09:00 - Return at about 18:00

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