Named after its myriad adjoining valleys, the Centovalli is the stuff of fairy-tales: rising all the way to the Italian border, the valley offers unspoilt nature and villages where ancient traditions live on. This idyllic alpine destination can be fully explored with all the family thanks to its cable cars.
The most picturesque way of visiting the valley is by rail. Fifty-two kilometres of track, 31 tunnels and 83 bridges cut through breathtaking landscapes of rugged mountains and fast-flowing rivers.
It's no coincidence that the Locarno to Domodossola stretch of railway makes the top ten of Lonely Planet's Amazing Train Journeys guide. Simply put, it's a journey for your bucket list, one that will enchant young and old alike with the jaw-dropping beauty flashing by the window. Free audio guides for your smartphone will reveal the valley's secrets as you speed through.