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The traditional stües and Castle, winery and red Sforzato wine. Discover the wonders of Sondrio 

Age-old traditions,
charming streets,
on foot or by bike, 
unique flavours.
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to discover Sondrio?

Sondrio is the place that makes the Valtellina even finer. Walking its streets you can go back in time and catch a glimpse, inside the buildings of the historic centre, of the town’s social life in ancient times. You will be surprised by hidden treasures like the old “stüe” made of Swiss stone pine that used to be the heart of alpine houses, or the stucco work and trompe-l’oeil in the spectacular 18th century ballroom of Palazzo Sertoli. Some masterpieces reveal the great passions that inspired them: it is the case of the priceless wealth of Renaissance frescoes dedicated to “Orlando Furioso”, the protagonist, at the Castello Masegra, of one of the most compelling 16th century “comic strip-like” murals. A precious testimony of Ludovico Ariosto’s love for the Alps, and theirs for him.

 

On foot or by bike. Along the Via dei Terrazzamenti, 70 km from Morbegno to Tirano, you are immersed in a landscape of ancient villages, wineries and farmhouses. It is the largest mountainous terraced wine-growing area in Europe, a place where 2,500 km of dry stone walls are the point of balance between man and nature.

A place of the soul. The Camminata alla Madonna della Sassella is...

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CULT CITY MAP/ Sondrio in ten things to do and see

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“A souvenir from Sondrio? A bottle of wine – made from Chiavennasca grapes grown along the Terrazzamenti, of course”.
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CULT CITY LIFE/ Sondrio THREE UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES

Sondrio / LOCAL DELICACIES

The wines of Valtellina are joined by cheeses, pizzoccheri pasta and bresaola in Sondrio, where foods are produced according to the 0 KM ethos

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Sondrio / ON THE UNESCO TRAIN

Twenty minutes from Sondrio, Tirano is the start point of the Bernina Express. Get ready for an experience through the Alps

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Sondrio / THE LEGEND OF ORLANDO

Head to Sondrio to see the frescoes of Castel Masegra, dedicated to Orlando Furioso

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CULT CITY GALLERY/ THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PICTURES OF Sondrio

Wooden Stüe, Sondrio
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Adda River, Sondrio
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Sentiero Valtellina, Sondrio
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Castello Masegra, Sondrio
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Madonna della Sassella, Sondrio
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Via dei Terrazzamenti, Sondrio
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Madonna dell'Uva, Sondrio
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Palazzo Sertoli, Sondrio
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Via Scarpatetti, Sondrio
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