The territory

The City of Trarego Viggiona belongs to the province of Verbania and is 19 km from Verbania. Trarego Viggiona has about 400 inhabitants and covers an area of 18.8 square kilometers. The territory of the municipality lies between 300 and 1814 meters above sea level. The trip overall elevation of 1,514 meters.
The common unificatosi at the end of the twenties, is composed of three villages of rural origin in the green on the slopes of Monte Carza (1,116 m) where you can enjoy an enviable view from the Lake Maggiore: Trarego, Viggiona and Cheglio. The basin where there are the three countries is called “Conca Verde”.
The lush forests that surround them you can walk through the paths, numerous and well cared for, that allow you to discover an ancient world of "rhonchi", "mountains" and "Alps". The "rhonchi" are the terraces south of the villages where, thanks to the mild climate, the vineyard was cultivated and grazing livestock. The "mountains" are grassy clearings with buildings of stone, the cottages, located in the woods above the village, used to house livestock during the spring and autumn. The "alps" or pastures are places in the mountains where it was transferred to the cattle during the summer to take advantage of the grass on the moors. Today, even though this world is irretrievably gone agro-pastoral and many farm buildings have been converted into second homes for the holidays, it is still the opportunity to rediscover the ancient world that has been able to blend in harmony with the mountain environment, preserved intact.

vista-dal-morissoloTrarego Viggiona is easily accessible from Cannero Riviera just 10 minutes along the scenic road that goes in and share through the Pass of Col (1,238 m) to Verbania. The entire circuit is completely paved, is 50 km away and offers the possibility of several paths, as well as easy access to several sites in the Cadorna Line, a complex of military archeology dating back to the First World War and currently under re-evaluation (also for MTB ).
From Cannero Riviera climb first to Piancassone: the road, in principle steep and narrow, becomes comfortable and spacious. Viggiona (686 m) is on the right 4.5 km from Cannero. Continuing along the Provincial Road, after 1.5 km you will reach Cheglio (773 m) where the road starts going up to Cadorna Colle. Going hand in plan, after 1 km, you get to Trarego (771 m).
Among Cheglio Trarego and find the green plateau called "Pianaccio", also called "Meadow Tamagno" in memory of the famous tenor who sang. The site is a meeting point for residents, vacationers and children, and home to sporting events and field parties.
A short road leads down to the Tactile Museum of Natural Sciences of Lake and Mountains, only in Italy, opened in December 2006 and set up in the building of the old elementary school.
On the ground floor of the same building is the multi-purpose hall "Sala Dragons" that during the year there are festivals and sporting, cultural and recreational activities, such as Carnival, theater, exercise classes and summer camp for children.

morissolo-dal-morissolinoIn addition to excursions on the ridges and peaks of the mountains from the grand views, around the town are many possible simple walks on mule tracks and rural roads along which meet rural chapels, ancient fountains and sinks: the mule track from Trarego and Cheglio drops to Cannero, the one that goes from Viggiona Cannobio, or uphill, towards Colle, from Passo della Piazza where the oratory of Sant'Eurosia.
To the north the valley Cannobina is divided by a long ridge covered by a canopy of beech and conifers can be covered entirely from the viewpoint of Mount Carza (1,116 m) above Viggiona, to the top of Tondone (1,243 m), which ends at the valley of Socraggio. Other walks from Trarego go to the waterfall, the waterfalls and pools iridescent Rio Piumesc, or the fraction of Prome, site of the massacre of the partisans of the Flying Puppy took place 25 February 1945.
Trarego, Viggiona and Cheglio are also privileged places from which to easy walks to discover the ruins of the military "Linea Cadorna", divensiva structure built during the First World War to protect Italy from an alleged Austro-German invasion through Switzerland . Mount Carza (1,116 m), Cima Forcola (1,303 m), Cima d'Alpe (1,348 m), the surroundings of Pian Stink (1,289 m), Mount Spalavera (1,534 m) offers the opportunity in a few tens of minutes walk to discover trenches, bunkers, artillery positions that tell of a distant war and never happened. It 's a moment in the history of our century imprinted on the territory.