Oira, the garden of Ossola
A route in an area rich in history, architecture, culture
and natural beauty. An area where you will walk among typical houses, old
furnaces ,the aroma of wine, wash houses and wine cellars.
From up high one can look down on Ossola. If you are fond of wine this is the
outing for you.
An excursion to Oira with a visit and
tasting of wine at the wine cellar Cà d’Matè’
Departure is from Solaro towards the village of Oira.
Starting from the centre of Oira, from the parking place
in Via Val Formazza, one can reach the church of Saint
Mattia in the middle village and also Saint Sabastian
Oratory and the ancient square. The walk continues to
the lower village, the village of Canova which is of
great architectonic interest and where there is an old
oven, which has recently been restored.
It has been pointed out that the route of the ancient
Via Francisca is under the mule track leading to Preglia
The walk continues in La Gera, a locality where there is
the Cappella della Madonna della Gera (Chapel of Our
Lady of La Gera). Inside there are the grave stones of
fallen soldiers. Not far away there is the cemetery and
the monument of the band player.
Returning to the main road one can admire the ancient
ice-house. Then we follow the mule track to the mill and
to the Riale (brook) Tapin where there are drinking
troughs and washing houses along its way. Going up we
reach the ancient village of “Villa Superiore”. On the
way down you can see the equipment of the new dairy.
In the Village in the middle there is the ancient dairy
and the refining cellars. Wine tasting in Garrone’s Wine
€ 150 per person (up to 4 people)
€ 90 per person (for groups of more than 4 people)
Bookings to be made
15 days ahead
From Tuesday to Saturday
Requests will be considered
• payment of 30% deposit at time of booking
• payment of 70% deposit 7 days before tour date
Reservations made between 1 and 7 days before the tour:
payment of the full amount
Cancellations incur the
• up to 7 days before tour date: bank transfer fee
• between 1 and 7 days: 30% (deposit + bank transfer
• no shows and cancellations 1 day before the tour:
IBAN: IT33 V050 3548 9202
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