Val d'Ossola is the extreme tip of Piedmont, in the north, with the territory of the province of Verbania is wedged in the Swiss Canton of Valais and Ticino west to east.

The environment of these valleys is kept of all untouched by any form of pollution, to the point that a considerable portion of the Ossola has been given to the establishment of the Natural Parks of Veglia and Devero and the National Park of Val Grande, wider area "wilderness" of Italy. But most of the Ossola is a natural spontaneous, because even these valleys have had to deal with the depopulation and abandonment and for this we propose the hiker as lands surprisingly intact from the point of view of nature and architecture.

The town of Masera is located not far from Domodossola, at the foot of the Valley Vigezzo.

The territory, mostly flat, is dominated by the river Toce, which here has its point of meeting with some of its tributaries, as the streams Isorno, Melezzo and Bogna.

Economy, crafts

The district is characterized by the presence of the vineyards and the wine tradition is very much felt in the area, which is home to many wineries that produce the "Prunent" noble wine from Piedmont, descendant from the vines and Barolo Spanna. However the entire catering industry is particularly developed, and offers among its most delicious specialties the many traditional sausages Ossola. Other activities in the area include economically important agriculture, breeding, working in the forest, trade, crafts and stone processing, all combined with a thriving tourist offer.