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Malesco

Between archaeology and nature

Province: Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Region: Piedmont | View on map
Official Website www.comune.malesco.vb.it

Over the centuries, Malesco has been the most populous village in the Vigezzo Valley. Its origins probably date back to prehistoric times and from the Roman period have been found: tombs, furnishings and the pavement of an ancient road. The Vigezzo architectural tradition also finds in this municipality a confirmation of its elegant beauty, while the frescoes of Giovanni Valtorta in the parish church and the paintings of Giuseppe Maria Borgnis at the Gabbio oratory, remind us that we are in the "Vally of the Painters". The nearby Valle Loana is also among the most popular destinations for those who want to make excursions in the Val Grande National Park.

Ancient washhouse with exhibit dedicated to Giovan Maria Salati in Malesco
Ancient washhouse with exhibit dedicated to Giovan Maria Salati in Malesco
(photo by: Fabio Copiatti)
 
Olive press in Tac Mill in Zornasco
Olive press in Tac Mill in Zornasco
(photo by: Tullio Bagnati)
 
Parish Church and Basilisco Fountain in Malesco
Parish Church and Basilisco Fountain in Malesco
(photo by: Bernhard Herold Thelesklaf)
 
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