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Scenic train operates between Locarno,Switzerland and Domodossola, Italy, traveling through the breathtaking "Centovalli".
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Mizzoccola 9, 28845 Domodossola, Italy
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+39 0324 242055
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 19, 2009

From Ascona in our case or other lake based towns take the bus (if required) to Locarno then the Centovalli railwaywhich runs from the lower station platform. You will be treated to a lovely ride through the "hundred valleys" alighting at Domodossolo. Change trains here...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

We had very high expectations from this train but it was a big disappointment because of below reasons - The train is not fully operational from Domodossola to Locarno - It is only upto village by name "RE" in Italy - We inquired about this...More

10  Thank VikramVI
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

I have used this railway about 5 times I the last two years. The scenery and views are excellent and stunning, but the operation of the railway is not. On each occasion the train was at least 10 minutes late at the final destination, making...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2018

I read so much about this scenic railway and was a bit disappointed nothing wrong with the service or train but on my trip in June all the trees were overgrown and you had to strain your neck to see anything I have been on...More

Thank eric s
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Superb train journey from Domodossola to Locarno. Most amazing scenery. Look up Lago Maggiore Express! This is the second leg of the trip, which includes an express train from Stresa (or other stations), to Domodossola, and a boat trip of almost 3 hours from Locarno...More

1  Thank MaryBarryJackson
Reviewed June 26, 2018

The train carriage is a little tight (but then they often are) for this scenic journey that can take a couple of hours as it slowly climbs up to Re and then descends into Switzerland

1  Thank An_Old_Burian
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We had very high expectations from this train but it was a big disappointment because of below reasons - The train is not fully operational from Domodossola to Locarno - It is only upto village by name "RE" in Italy - We inquired about this...More

10  Thank VikramVI
Reviewed February 24, 2018

If you like a thrilling train ride...use the Centovalli Railway. I have done so several times. The price for a return ticket to Domodossola is very reasonable and an easy day trip from Locarno. Try to get a window seat on the left side (out...More

5  Thank Brigit B
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Punctual railway with excellent panoramic viewing cars. Beautiful area close moving through the clouds. Spotless carriages with friendly staff.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed November 11, 2017

This is a really good train journey that takes you through beautiful mountain ranges & many scenic valleys & deep gorges. The journey starts from Domodossola in Italy & travels to Locarno in Switzerland, situated at the tip of Lake Maggiore. It takes around 2.5...More

1  Thank C_and_H_11
Reviewed September 26, 2017

We did the Lago Maggiore Express triangular trip that includes a lake trip and rides on two railways. This section is the most interesting with mountain and gorge views. We travelled a couple of days after heavy rain so the waterfalls were in spate. Just...More

1  Thank Jim R
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Exiting train ride between Locarno and Domodossola. A must when you are travelling by train trough Switzerland.

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VikramVI
April 12, 2018|
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Response from C_and_H_11 | Reviewed this property |
We were there last October & it was wonderful but as the previous person said, be careful & check to be sure it will be running when you plan to visit. We booked in advance as it's very popular but I'm not sure if it will be... More
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JimRiesterer
March 21, 2017|
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Response from DirezioneStruttura | Property representative |
Dear Jim, we saw your e-mail in our inbox this morning, thank you so much. We remain at your disposal for any further information here, via e-mail and on Facebook! Hope to welcoming soon aboard of our trains. Kind regards
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