Santa Maria Maggiore

The "capital" of the Painters' Valley

Santa Maria Maggiore
S. Maria Maggiore
Santa Maria Maggiore
S. Maria Maggiore Town Hall
Santa Maria Maggiore
Christmas street market in S. Maria Maggiore
Where to Sleep at:
Santa Maria Maggiore
Where to Eat at:
Santa Maria Maggiore

The town has always been the political and religious centre of the Vigezzo Valley. It was the seat of the Mandamento, that is the seat on which the Valley Magistrate exercises his jurisdiction, and of the Church from which, little by little, the other countries detached themselves, erecting local parishes. It was inhabited by seven important Caraveggesi families who divided the town into neighborhoods, some of which are still recognizable.

Further information (in Italian)

Province: Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Region: Piedmont
Official Website

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