• Parks

Pyramids of Postalesio natural reserve

The reserve, on the sunny side of middle Valtellina, in an area between 700 and 800 meters above sea level called "Il Prato" in Postalesio, consists of a small moraine deposit with debris of different sizes. Here the phenomenon of the "Pyramids of earth" is manifested, it arises from the erosive action exerted by rainwater that, falling, erodes and crumbles the soil made up of debris, leaving intact only the compact boulders. This is the origin of these columns surmounted by boulders of different sizes. The process is still active today. Alongside the existing ones, some formations can be seen at the initial stage. The existence of small valleys dug between the pyramids creates a particular microclimate that allows the development of a dense forest with the simultaneous presence of species of cold climates, including larch, spruce, silver fir, scots pine; alongside species that prefer warmer climates.
In addition to the 7 main Pyramids, it is possible to observe new Pyramids in the formation phase and moraine deposits that lead to the formation of other Pyramids. It is also possible to see numerous boulders emerging from the ground, which, in the near future, will be able to act as "hat" of new Pyramids.

 

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Places

Rusina's Mill

  • Art & Culture
Rusina's Mill
1.7 km

Church of Saint Martin

Built on a preexisting edifice dedicated to the same Saint, it dominates the town.
  • Art & Culture
Church of Saint Martin
2.24 km

Parravicini House

  • Art & Culture
Parravicini House
2.64 km

Negri House

  • Art & Culture
Negri House
2.67 km

Ranzetti House

  • Art & Culture
Ranzetti House
2.69 km

St. Peter's church

A Church of very ancient origin dating back to the end of the 10th century
  • Art & Culture
St. Peter's church
2.84 km

Piccioli House

  • Art & Culture
Piccioli House
2.95 km

Oberti Mill

  • Art & Culture
Oberti Mill
3.59 km

Parish church of St. Augustine

  • Art & Culture
Parish church of St. Augustine
3.61 km

Rural settlements in Caiolo

Cà di Rosa - Cà Rosse
  • Art & Culture
Parrocchia S. Vittore di Caiolo
4.56 km

St. Victor's church

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

Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Sassella

  • Art & Culture
Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Sassella
5.21 km

Rural settlements in Berbenno

Maroggia - Motta Bassa (Monastero)
  • Art & Culture
Rural settlements in Berbenno
5.28 km

Rif. Bosio Galli 2086m

Alpe Airale
  • Mountains
Rif. Bosio Galli 2086m
6.38 km

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.
  • Art & Culture
Church of St James
6.97 km

Vintage motorcycles museum

  • Art & Culture
Vintage motorcycles museum
7.01 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.
  • Art & Culture
Paribelli Castle
7.13 km

Churches in Albosaggia

  • Art & Culture
Churches in Albosaggia
7.22 km

Valtellinese History and Art Museum

  • Art & Culture
Valtellinese History and Art Museum
7.79 km

Rural settlement of Scilironi

Scilironi can be considered a rational production unit linked to the land.
  • Parks
Scilironi in Valmaleno
8.33 km

Where to sleep

RIFUGIO DORDONA

Fusine
RIFUGIO DORDONA
3.74 km

RIFUGIO BOSIO GALLI

Torre di Santa Maria
RIFUGIO BOSIO GALLI
6.33 km

DIETRO L'ANGOLO VALTELLINA DA SCOPRIRE

SONDRIO
DIETRO L'ANGOLO VALTELLINA DA SCOPRIRE
7.44 km

B&B PANEMIELE

Sondrio
B&B PANEMIELE
7.64 km

B&B BORGO ANTICO

Sondrio
B&B BORGO ANTICO
7.66 km

B&B ANTICA CORTE PARRAVICINI

Sondrio
B&B ANTICA CORTE PARRAVICINI
7.7 km

WINEBNB

Sondrio
WINEBNB
7.84 km

CAV RESILVA SRL - VIA PIAZZI, 88

Sondrio
CAV RESILVA SRL - VIA PIAZZI, 88
8.04 km

B&B BERNINA

Torre di Santa Maria
B&B BERNINA
8.44 km

AGRITURISMO CÀ ROSSA

Montagna in Valtellina
AGRITURISMO CÀ ROSSA
9.2 km

B&B SGUINCIO

Piateda
B&B SGUINCIO
10.97 km

CA' ERMINIA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
CA' ERMINIA
11.91 km

PIGNA D'ORO

Chiesa in Valmalenco
PIGNA D'ORO
11.98 km

DEL BOSCHETTO

Poggiridenti
DEL BOSCHETTO
12.08 km

GENZIANELLA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
GENZIANELLA
12.18 km

MIRAGE

Lanzada
MIRAGE
12.63 km

CAMPEGGIO PRADASC

Lanzada
CAMPEGGIO PRADASC
12.82 km

RIFUGIO VENTINA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
RIFUGIO VENTINA
12.84 km

RIFUGIO GERLI PORRO

Chiesa in Valmalenco
RIFUGIO GERLI PORRO
13.22 km

RIFUGIO ALPE PONTE

Lanzada
RIFUGIO ALPE PONTE
13.36 km