Mentioned for the first time in a document dating back to 1217, Pila is one of the smallest villages in Valsesia. Simplicity, conservation and echoes of past life make the area a site worth visiting and admiring, knowing that you will always find something new to remember.


Its name is said to derive from the Latin “pila”, which refers to mountain gorges.

The historical village centre is characterised by many typical houses built in wood and stone, with loggias and pretty fireplaces. Pila has two hamlets: Lower Filungo and Micciolo.

The medieval bridge near the village centre is particularly interesting. In the past it served to divide the French Empire and the Cisalpine Republic. The parish church of St. Peter, the church of St. Anthony and the oratory of St. Catherine are places of considerable artistic and cultural interest as they contain several frescoes dating back to the late 15th and 17th centuries.

Church of St. Anthony
Valsesia cycle/pedestrian path


The path connecting the small hamlets can be travelled all year round. It gives the opportunity to proceed towards the ascent of Mount Ovago (1,754 m), Mount Castello (1,806 m) and the Ometto Summit (1,912 m).

The Valsesia cycle/pedestrian path passes through Pila, counting over 100 km of trails in the midst of nature, through woods and pastures, up to an altitude of 3,000 m above sea level on Mount Rosa.

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