Campertogno – Cangello

Campertogno – Cangello

TypologyPaths of art

Departure (m): 815

Arrival (m): 1364

Difference in altitude (m): 549

Time required: Campertogno/Madonna degli Angeli: 15m, Madonna degli Angeli/Madonna del Callone: 30m, Madonna del Callone/Argnaccia: 15m, Argnaccia/Cangello: 30m; total: 1h30m

Difficulty: easy

Outings on foot

Period advised: from spring to autumn

Refreshment areas: -

Signpost: 278 (ex 78)

Itinerary: A path which wanders along the right-hand bank of the Sesia and which not only enables walkers to discover the ancient signs of the religious devotion of the population along its route, but also leads to the plateau of the Argnaccia with its glacial origins. In the hamlet of Tetti, follow sign no. 78 which leads to the oratory of San Marco and then to the first of the 15 small chapels which stand along the route through the different villages– Scarpiolo, Il Selletto, Scarpia – until you reach the Santuario della Madonna del Callone, and then follow on towards l’Argnaccia (with a short diversion through a beechwood where there is a curious work, namely one of the rare remaining examples in Valsesia of a megalithic altar) passing le Giavine and finally on to Cangello, where there is one of the most beautiful and typical alpine areas.

Climbing the fields on the right of the little square, you come to some peat bogs, called "Laghi di Cangello” (Lakes of Cangello); however, if you follow path no. 78 you come to Alpe Vasnera. On the return, you can discover other treasures in the villages of Tetti and more importantly Campertogno.

Points of interest: the oratory of San Marco at Tetti; a series of 15 small chapels located along the route and its villages; the Santuario della Madonna del Callone; a chapel dedicated to the Madonna del Rosario at Argnaccia; a chapel dedicated to the Madonna Incoronata alle Giavine; the church dedicated to San Bernardo at Cangello; the majestic parish church and the adjoining museum at Campertogno; various examples of art and history.