The Old Charm of Vogogna

 A visit to quaint Vogogna, the ancient capital of the Ossola Valley, should start outside the village center, at the Oratorio di San Pietro, an ancient Parish with Longobard origins where you can admire some stunning frescos from the 15th century. The village itself also features several historical points of interest that range from palaces such as Villa Biraghi Lossetti, built in 1650, to a much older building, the Marchesa House, dating back to 1350.

The local specialty is gnocchi all’ossolana, chestnut flour dumplings  with butternut squash served with melted butter: maybe not the lightest dish out there, but definitely comforting and perfect after a day of exploration! 

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