• 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

B&B IL VIGNETO

Castione Andevenno
B&B IL VIGNETO
2 km

CASA DELLA CANOA

Castione Andevenno
CASA DELLA CANOA
2.39 km

B&B VALTELLINA

Castione Andevenno
B&B VALTELLINA
2.68 km

TRAVERSI

Berbenno di Valtellina
TRAVERSI
2.77 km

B&B LE RUOTE

Berbenno di Valtellina
B&B LE RUOTE
2.82 km

GATTI AURO

Castione Andevenno
GATTI AURO
2.94 km

SALYUT

Berbenno di Valtellina
SALYUT
3.17 km

AURORA

Berbenno di Valtellina
AURORA
3.23 km

B&B IL GHIRO

Cedrasco
B&B IL GHIRO
3.58 km

RIFUGIO DORDONA

Fusine
RIFUGIO DORDONA
3.74 km

RIBUNTA'

Caiolo
RIBUNTA'
4.28 km

B&B MINOTTI

Caiolo
B&B MINOTTI
4.65 km

VILLA DEI TIGLI

Colorina
VILLA DEI TIGLI
4.7 km

IL DOSSO MAROGGIA

Berbenno di Valtellina
IL DOSSO MAROGGIA
5.31 km

B&B CA' MURADA

Albosaggia
B&B CA' MURADA
6.12 km

STELLA OROBICA

Albosaggia
STELLA OROBICA
6.23 km

B&B IL TOCCO

Albosaggia
B&B IL TOCCO
6.43 km

B&B CA' VIRO'

Albosaggia
B&B CA' VIRO'
6.51 km

SCHENATTI

Sondrio
SCHENATTI
6.89 km

VITTORIA

Sondrio
VITTORIA
6.9 km