In the heart of Valtellina, wedged between the Rhaetic and the Orobian Alps, lies the city of Sondrio. A small city, but with an indefinable charm, the result of a perfect union between buildings of different periods and styles.
A town in the heart of the Parco delle Orobie rich in nature and history, that enshrines one of the most beautiful Stüe in Valtellina.
Berbenno di Valtellina
A village that dominates the valley of the Adda river on the sunny Rhaetian side, rich in characteristic sights.
Caiolo is a small town of ancient origins that offers modern services: an airfield also frequented by gliding enthusiasts, camper service areas and a 9 hole golf course on a 25 hectare field.
Together with Chiesa in Valmalenco, Spriana, Lanzada and Torre di Santa Maria, Caspoggio (caspöc’) is one of the five municipalitiesof which Valmalenco is composed.
The quarters of Castello dell'Acqua are enriched by churches, frescoes and testimonies to the rural tradition.
On the terraced vineyards of Castione Andevenno the Nebbiolo grapes are grown, used to produce great wines: Valtellina Superiore DOCG, Riserva DOCG, Sforzato DOCG e il Sassella IGT.
The origins of Cedrasco date back to the 14th century, when mining, iron extraction and manufacturing where the leading industry.
Chiesa in Valmalenco
Chiesa Valmalenco is the main turist destination of Valmalenco, both in Summer and Winter. It was developed where the valley divides into two cracks: one heading towards the higher part of the valley, at the feet of Mount Disgrazia, and the other one towards the Lanterna valley and Piz Bernina (4050 m).
Chiuro is nowadays regarded as the "capital" of Valtellinese vinification. Here are produced renown red wines such as Valtellina Superiore DOCG and Sforzato.
The town, developed at the feet of piz Gerlo, is made up by several settlements that preserve valuable artistic and historic elements, in particular frescoes from the XIV Century depicting the Virgin with the Child.
Faedo is made up by several settlements with vestiges of the typical rural architecture.
Fusine is a town at the beginning of Valmadre, that once was the most important gateway to the Bergamasque region.
Together with Chiesa in Valmalenco, Caspoggio, Spriana and Torre di Santa Maria, Lanzada is one of the five municipalities of which Valmalenco is composed. Lanzada is the only town in Lombardy with an elevation exceeding 4000 m a.s.l.: the highest point is located on Piz Bernina (4.021). Its peak, with an elevation of 4.049 m a.s.l., is in Swiss territory.
Montagna in Valtellina
Montagna in Valtellina is one of the most picturesque towns in Valtellina, located along the well-known Road of Castles and offering wonderful sights of the valley floor and the Orobic Alps.
Piateda, a town rich in pastures and woods, is very interesting from an alpinistic point of view, as it has many routes leading to val Venina, val d'Ambria and the artificial Scais lake at an elevation of 1494 m.
Poggiridenti is the smallest town of the province of Sondrio, with an area of only 2,93 sq. km, and is nestled among the vineyards between Montagna in Valtellina and Tresivio.
Ponte in Valtellina
Ponte in an ancient village: two engraved boulders were found in Castionetto (part of Chiuro) and two in Chiuro, proving the existence of human settlements in the Prehistoric era.
Its name comes from the Lombard term "postales", meaning shopkeeper.
Together with Torre di S. Maria, Caspoggio, Lanzada e Chiesa in Valmalenco, Spriana is one of the five towns that make up Valmalenco
Torre di Santa Maria
Together with Spriana, Caspoggio, Lanzada and Chiesa in Valmalenco, Torre di Santa Maria is one of the five villages that make up Valmalenco.
Tresivio is a small mountain village nestled on the Rhaetian mountainside and crossed by the castles route.