Surrounded by high peaks and located in the centre of a wide basin dominated by the river Sesia, the village of Scopello is one of the most important tourist centres in the mid-valley area.


In ancient times, it established itself as an important mining centre, where various metals from mines throughout the valley were processed. Today, the only evidence of the land-based complex is the tall chimney located in the Genziana area.

The parish church, built in the 16th century, is dedicated to St. Mary of the Assumption. Valuable wooden works of art and a Mascioni organ from the early 20th century can be found inside.

Il centro di Scopello
L’Alpe di Mera


From the town of Scopello, you can easily reach the Mera alpine pasture on foot, by chairlift or by car. It is a charming and sunny destination, ideal for spending pleasant days in the open air with a fantastic view of Mount Rosa. In summer, a few steps away from the arrival station of the Mera chairlift, the little explorers of Valsesia will enjoy visiting a real fun village built with wooden structures. It is the perfect park for those seeking play, nature and relaxation in summer, and a great choice for those who want to enjoy the mountains in winter even without skiing. For skiers, the Mera alpine pasture offers slopes designed on gentle ridges suitable for everybody, especially for families who prefer easy, fun skiing.

The Mera alpine pasture is also home to the Chapel of Our Lady of the Snow, built by shepherds to protect the area from wolves.

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