The village of Civiasco, located along the Way of Saint Charles, has been traversed since ancient times by pilgrims and wayfarers on their way from Orta to Varallo via the Colma Pass.


Situated in a particularly favourable position as it is often sunny, Civiasco divides Valsesia from the valley of Lake Orta, and counts three hamlets: Piandellavalle, Campolungo and Machetto

After being almost completely destroyed by fire in 1779, the small village was rebuilt by revisiting the aesthetics and adopting examples of Hispano-Moorish architecture perfectly integrated with the traditional town fabric. The many migrants of the 18th century made their fortune in the Iberian Peninsula, and once back home, they brought with them the new architectural style and pushed the country towards a great building development.

The parish church is dedicated to St. Gotthard and dates back to the 17th century. The Oratory of St. Rochus, on the outskirts of the village, houses an elegant 18th century marble altar.

Through the streets ofCiviasco
The Falconera Ferrata


It consists of two routes, precisely the Partusacc, a loop route towards Mount Tovo, and the Falconera, which is more challenging and signposted from Civiasco with Trail 636.

The Falconera Ferrata offers those who undertake it a beautiful view of the entire valley below, and can boast an exceptional record. Indeed, it was the first European ferrata to include a lighting apparatus. Night lighting was inaugurated early in 2020, a feature that now makes it unique in the Italian context.

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