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Ancient little churches in Oggebbio and Cannobio

Oggebbio is a small town known especially for its mild climate and as a great place for water sports. However, if you’re in the area you can also visit several very old little churches in ruins.

Oggebbio’s treasures

Novaglio and the little Romanesque Church of Sant’Agata are in the surrounding area of Oggebbio. The 15th-century frescoes in the Oratory of Cadessino are also praiseworthy.

The millenary little church in Viggiona

Continuing north along Lake Maggiore while admiring its rare beauty, you will come to the town of Viggiona. This little town is home to a national monument: a century-old little church built in the 1400’s and simply called Chiesa Vecchia (old church). Take advantage of the mild climate and go for a walk in the surrounding areas while enjoying the silence of nature.

Cannobio and surrounding areas

Continuing in the direction of Switzerland, you will come to Cannobio, one of the last Italian garrisons before the border and an important tourist destination. It is especially known for having kept its landscape and architectural treasures intact.

Out of town in Traffiume is that little natural marvel of the Sant’Anna ravine, a rushing waterfalls with the simple - and for this reason beautiful - small Church of Sant'Anna whose origins date back to the middle of the 1600's. The Church of San Gottardo (built in 100 years between the 1300's - 1400's) is in nearby Carmine.

Photo gallery Ancient little churches in Oggebbio and Cannobio