Simplon Pass Route
Take a trip on the Simplon Pass Route, trace the footsteps of Napoleon, and experience an unforgettable journey from the Alpine city of Brig via the Simplon Pass to the small Italian town of Domodossola.
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On the Sacred Mountain Domodossola, and sanctuary on the Mattarella Hill overlooking Domodossola, nature, faith, history and art harmoniously merge. The crucifix path, followed through the ages by pilgrims, winds its way up to the chapel– and the sacred Sacro Monte Calvario site naturally shares a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
The «Kleinen Simplon Express» takes you on a leisurely journey of discovery through Brig and Naters. Not only do you see the sights, but learn a lot of interesting facts during the comfortable train journey. Saturdays in summer provide an additional highlight, with possible visits to the Swiss Papal Guards museum above Naters.
With the extension of the trade path over the Simplon Pass, Kaspar Stockalper established an excellent basis for his trade imperium. Trace back history on the ViaStockalper path that leads from Brig to Domodossola. Here, at times, you find yourself treading on the old, original plastering of the notorious Alps pass crossing.