Its name comes from the Lombard term "postales", meaning shopkeeper.
64,18 inhabitants/sq. km
10,58 sq. km
516 m a.s.l.
Saint Anthony the Abbot
Postalesio is located on the Rhaetic alps, between Berbenno di Valtellina and Castione Andevenno and is renown for its pyramids of earth pyramids.
Made up of several quarters, Postalesio lies at the feet of Pizzo Bello and is renown for the earth pyramids that formed in the morainic area called "il Prato" (m 743). The area is a Natural reserve, a site of great natural and geological interest. The earth pyramids are the result of a combination of particular geological, environmental and climatic features,
such as water erosion: rainwater erodes the debris and leaves rocks intact. The village developed around the parish Church dedicated to Saint Anthony the Abbot, which hosts 18th Century frescoes and an altar designed by Cesare Ligari. At higher altitudes there are several pastures: Pra Leone (m 1028), Ca Moroni (m 832), Pra Montesanto (m 1027),
Alpe Colina (m 1947) and its lake (m 2047). The economy of the village is based on agricolture and farming. Here is located the seat of the main farmers' cooperative of the province, which takes care of collecting and supplying milk and producing butter and typical cheeses.