Lovers of trekking and slow walking can undertake paths in nature of all kinds and difficulties. On foot from the Picchio you can walk around the lake of Mergozzo, the paths to Alpe Vercio, Ompio and Mount Faiè, at the gates of Valgrande, or to reach Montorfano, rich in history and curiosities. The surrounding mountain area has splendid valleys, each one different in terms of characteristics, history and traditions. Just think of the harsh and fascinating Valgrande, the Val Formazza of Walser origins, the less known and wild Antrona and Bognanco valleys, the Vigezzo Valley, home of painters and chimney sweeps, the Anzasca Valley at the foot of Monterosa, the splendid natural parks of Veglia and Devero ...

Upper Piedmont with the lake district is a unique area of ​​rare beauty. Let yourself be enchanted by a boat trip on Lake Maggiore with a visit to the Borromean islands, or on Lake Orta with the island of San Giulio.
The mild climate allows the luxuriant growth of flowers and plants, which you can admire in the splendid and interesting lakeside botanical gardens, in particular the Villa Taranto and the garden of Isola Madre. There are also numerous Sacri Monti Calvario which invite to a pause of silence and meditation.

Do not miss a swim or a dip in the waters of Lake Mergozzo of one of the cleanest lakes in Europe, or rent canoes, pedal boats and sup, practice sport fishing. The sports activities that can be practiced in the vicinity are truly varied: cycling, horse riding, climbing, skiing, canoying, paintball .... In the area there are also various golf courses (Stresa, Verbania and Arona). Unique experiences are the spas (Premia and Bognanco ) and the various adventure parks, which offer opportunities for all tastes: water slides, ziplines, suspended paths, trampolines. The more daring can try paragliding or a helicopter ride to explore the area from above!

The typical products of the area, a combination of lake and mountain, will surprise you in every season. An aperitif by the lake, a gourmet tasting or a typical dinner in a farmhouse are an opportunity to try!

Possibility to visit an artisan ceramic workshop and to purchase entirely handmade creations, for a unique and original thought.

Shopping opportunities are satisfied by the weekly open-air markets, by the shopping centers of Gravellona Toce and by various outlets, mostly of household items, including the prestigious brands Alessi, Lagostina, Bialetti and Piazza.

Il Picchio


A walk in the village and its collected hamlets will amaze you in every season! Mergozzo is located halfway between lakes and mountains, between Ossola and Verbano.