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Domodossola is the largest city in the Ossola district, and the second-largest city in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, in Piedmont, in Northwest Italy.



Domodossola was the chief town of the Lepontii when the Romans conquered the region in 12 BCE.

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By train[edit]

Trains run from Milan and intermediate towns such as Verbania, from Brig in Switzerland through the Simplon Tunnel, and from Locarno in Switzerland at the northern end of Lake Maggiore.

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  • Collegiate Church of St. Gervasius and Protasius
  • Palazzo Silva. A 14th century building housing a civic museum containing Etruscan and Roman remains, fragments of Egyptian mummies and so on.
  • Sacro Monte Calvario. One of the Sacri Monti (Sacred Mountains) of Piedmont and Lombardy, which together are a World Heritage Site.
  • Sempioniano Civic Museum. A museum on the history of the Simplon Pass and the Simplon Tunnel.



  • Street market. Sa 8am–3pm. Day trippers come from Switzerland just for this big market.





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