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Rural settlement of Scilironi

Scilironi can be considered a rational production unit linked to the land.

Like other inhabited areas of Valtellina, the "town district" of Scilironi is characterized by a cluster of houses, built one next to the other, which gives the inhabitants of the small town feelings of security, defense and mutual help. More than a collection of dwellings, we can even speak of a single large house for more families of shepherds, peasants and artisans with rooms, ovens, stables and barns used in common. Scilironi can be considered a rational production unit linked to the land.
The district is clustered along the maximum slope of the mountain, just above Mallero stream, with very close, small and all dry-built with large irregular boulders dwellings.
Balconate, common covered spaces, passages, lanes, everything suggests a strong sense of community and openness to relations with neighbors. The buildings can reach three floors in height with rooms connected by stairs and external wooden balconies. The latter often appears as a lattice to dry agricultural products. Much of the upper spaces under the roof was dedicated to the function of dryers for forage, but also for chestnuts.
Until 1800, Scilironi continued to expand, while in recent years it has been almost entirely abandoned. This district, without its own church or cemetery, has always been inhabited from its origins by the Scilironi family. At the end of the XVIII century the district was inhabited by about thirty people with the surname Scilironi, subdivided into a dozen families, not directly related.
The cultivated fields are distributed in a ring around the village and they too are all owned by the homonymous families. Rooms, fireplaces, stables and barns of each family are often located in different buildings. More than a set of houses, in this case we can speak of a single large house for several families. A path crosses the district with fairly long stretches covered. There were three ovens used in turn according to need.
In winter the floodlighting around the roofs and windows of the houses makes Scilironi look like a real Nativity scene. It is easily seen along the Sondrio-Chiesa in Valmalenco provincial road.

 

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Places

Church of Santa Maria Nascente

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Church of Santa Maria Nascente
1.7 km

Church of St. Anthony

  • Art & Culture
Church of St. Anthony
4.25 km

Church of Saint Elizabeth

  • Art & Culture
Church of Saint Elizabeth
4.57 km

Vintage motorcycles museum

  • Art & Culture
Vintage motorcycles museum
4.89 km

Church of Saint Emily

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Church of Saint Emily
4.9 km

Rhaetian Alps

Valmalenco is embraced by majestic peaks, such as Mount Disgrazia, Piz Bernina, Piz Scalino
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Rhaetian Alps
5.14 km

Valtellinese History and Art Museum

  • Art & Culture
Valtellinese History and Art Museum
5.41 km

Ecclesiastical complex of St. George

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Ecclesiastical complex of St. George
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Bike rental - Rent Bike Palù

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Bike rental - Rent Bike Palù
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Sanctuary in Primolo

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Sanctuary in Primolo
6.09 km

Rif. Alpe Ponte 1521m

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Rifugio Alpe Ponte
6.59 km

Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Sassella

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Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Sassella
6.75 km

Bosco dei Bordighi Natural Reserve

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Riserva naturale bosco dei Bordighi
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Rif. Bosio Galli 2086m

Alpe Airale
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Rif. Bosio Galli 2086m
7.04 km

Church of St. Fidelis

A church surrounded by vineyards, offering visitors an amazing view of the valley floor.
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Church of St. Fidelis
7.16 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
7.21 km

Parco delle Orobie Valtellinesi

One of the largest and most significant protected areas in the region.
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Parco delle Orobie Valtellinesi
7.34 km

The Bagnada mine and museum

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The Bagnada mine and museum
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Sanctuary of the Holy House of Loreto

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Sanctuary of the Holy House of Loreto
7.55 km

Rif. Motta 2236m

Cima Motta
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Rif. Motta 2236m
7.81 km

Where to sleep

AL PRATO

Torre di Santa Maria
AL PRATO
640 mt

B&B BERNINA

Torre di Santa Maria
B&B BERNINA
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B&B CÀ MALENCA

Torre di Santa Maria
B&B CÀ MALENCA
2.71 km

B&B LA COTORNICE

Chiesa in Valmalenco
B&B LA COTORNICE
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PALU'

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KENNEDY

Caspoggio
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ROSEG

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COLOMBO

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RIFUGIO MOTTA

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DIETRO L'ANGOLO VALTELLINA DA SCOPRIRE

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CHALET REZIA

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CHALET REZIA
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FIOR DI MONTE

Caspoggio
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CASA ALPINA GIULIO DELLA TORRE

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TREMOGGIA

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TREMOGGIA
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CAMPEGGIO AL MULINO

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CAMPEGGIO AL MULINO
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B&B SCARPATETTI 45

Sondrio
B&B SCARPATETTI 45
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MOTTA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
MOTTA
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B&B BORGO ANTICO

Sondrio
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5.3 km

MIRAMONTI

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MIRAMONTI
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APPARTAMENTO VIA S. PIETRO

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