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Rural settlements in Berbenno

Maroggia - Motta Bassa (Monastero)

Maroggia

The rural settlement of Maroggia has a peculiar location, on top of a natural spur cultivated with vineyards. Its origins date back to the early Middle ages, as proven by some architectural elements on the facades of the buildings. 

A loop route links the whole settlement: this structure was envisaged in order to grant a good sun exposure to all buildings. the birth of the town is linked to vine cultivation and wine making: the settlement is surrounded by terraced vineyards. The construction techniques are typical of the rural houses: stone walls, wooden roof frames covered by stone tiles, wooden galleries, stone staircases that lead to higher floors. Each building has a huge cellar, used to preserve the "Maroggia" wine, of the oldest and most esteemed wines of Valtellina. 

Nowadays, the settlement is almost abandoned, but some homes in the North-Eastern part of the settlement have been renovated and are now inhabited. 

Motta Bassa (Monastero)

The rural settlement of Motta Bassa is close to the church of St. Benigno. The distinctive feature of the settlement is the closeness of buildings, many of which share walls. The buildings are crossed by a series of cobblestone paths and staircases. The stone buildings, with wooden roof frames covered by stone tiles, have two or three floors. 

On the ground floors there were barns and haylofts (which are still partially used), while homes were on the higher floors, many of which had a fireplace. In one of the buildings there is still a room with a vaulted ceiling. The settlement developed from East to West: both houses and roads were built along this axis. Nevertheless, a covered passage allowed to cross the settlement from North to South and this is where the entrances of the homes are located. Nowadays the settlement is almost entirely abandoned, the houses are mostly damaged and in some cases even unstable. 
The barns on the ground floors are still in use, as well as the deep cellars used to preserve food. 

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See also

Berbenno di Valtellina

Berbenno di Valtellina

A village that dominates the valley of the Adda river on the sunny Rhaetian side, rich in characteristic sights.

Places

Church of St James

Built on a hump above the town, this is a very ancient Church that reminds of the rural houses of the past.
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Church of St James
2.87 km

Piccioli House

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Piccioli House
2.98 km

Parravicini House

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Parravicini House
3.17 km

Ranzetti House

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Ranzetti House
3.25 km

Negri House

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Negri House
3.25 km

St. Peter's church

A Church of very ancient origin dating back to the end of the 10th century
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St. Peter's church
3.97 km

Pyramids of Postalesio natural reserve

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Pyramids of Postalesio natural reserve
5.28 km

Parish church of St. Augustine

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Parish church of St. Augustine
6.06 km

Oberti Mill

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Oberti Mill
6.22 km

Rusina's Mill

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Rusina's Mill
6.87 km

Church of Saint Martin

Built on a preexisting edifice dedicated to the same Saint, it dominates the town.
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Church of Saint Martin
7.42 km

Rif. Bosio Galli 2086m

Alpe Airale
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Rif. Bosio Galli 2086m
8.39 km

Rural settlements in Caiolo

Cà di Rosa - Cà Rosse
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Parrocchia S. Vittore di Caiolo
9.15 km

St. Victor's church

A nice mule track leads to this massive building, located on a promontory overlooking the creek Livrio
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St. Victor's church
9.43 km

Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Sassella

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Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Sassella
10.32 km

Paribelli Castle

A watch-tower that was turned into an austere noble palace, which now hosts one of the most beautiful stüe in Valtellina.
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Paribelli Castle
12.01 km

Churches in Albosaggia

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Churches in Albosaggia
12.11 km

Vintage motorcycles museum

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Vintage motorcycles museum
12.29 km

Church of Santa Maria Nascente

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Church of Santa Maria Nascente
12.71 km

Valtellinese History and Art Museum

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Valtellinese History and Art Museum
13.05 km

Where to sleep

IL DOSSO MAROGGIA

Berbenno di Valtellina
IL DOSSO MAROGGIA
61 mt

B&B LE RUOTE

Berbenno di Valtellina
B&B LE RUOTE
3.04 km

TRAVERSI

Berbenno di Valtellina
TRAVERSI
3.14 km

VILLA DEI TIGLI

Colorina
VILLA DEI TIGLI
3.27 km

AURORA

Berbenno di Valtellina
AURORA
3.39 km

SALYUT

Berbenno di Valtellina
SALYUT
3.68 km

RIFUGIO DORDONA

Fusine
RIFUGIO DORDONA
4.93 km

B&B IL GHIRO

Cedrasco
B&B IL GHIRO
6.12 km

B&B IL VIGNETO

Castione Andevenno
B&B IL VIGNETO
6.88 km

RIFUGIO LONGONI

Chiesa in Valmalenco
RIFUGIO LONGONI
7.49 km

CASA DELLA CANOA

Castione Andevenno
CASA DELLA CANOA
7.53 km

B&B VALTELLINA

Castione Andevenno
B&B VALTELLINA
7.81 km

GATTI AURO

Castione Andevenno
GATTI AURO
8.16 km

RIBUNTA'

Caiolo
RIBUNTA'
8.59 km

B&B MINOTTI

Caiolo
B&B MINOTTI
9.23 km

B&B CA' MURADA

Albosaggia
B&B CA' MURADA
11 km

STELLA OROBICA

Albosaggia
STELLA OROBICA
11.15 km

B&B IL TOCCO

Albosaggia
B&B IL TOCCO
11.46 km

B&B CA' VIRO'

Albosaggia
B&B CA' VIRO'
11.63 km

CANVI

Albosaggia
CANVI
11.84 km