Sondrio, an alpine pearl, is the capital of Valtellina, among magnificent terraces of vineyards and paintings inspired by the Orlando Furioso, a paradise for those who love mountains, sports and typical gastronomy.
In these valleys, you can immerse yourself in the nature of the Stelvio National Park, climb to high altitudes with the Red Train of Bernina (whose railroad track was recognized as UNESCO Heritage), ride your bicycle on the Valtellina trail and ski down the many slopes of Livigno, Bormio and Ponte di Legno. Then discover the views of the Adamello Regional Park from one of the high altitude shelters, a magical place for those who love the mountains, in summer as in winter.
Not to be missed, the gastronomic specialties of the area, such as the Pizzoccheri buckwheat pasta, the Valtellina apples PGI, cheeses like the Bitto, Casera and Scimudin, all branded PDO, that you can taste at festivals and taverns. Then there are wines like the Sforzato di Valtellina PDO and the Valtellina Superiore PDO in all its versions, to be tasted at the great event Morbegno in Cantina.
Drive along the 48 bends of the Stelvio Pass and reach the pass itself, at 2,785 metres above sea level
Ski in the large resorts of Livigno, Tonale-Adamello Ski, Bormio, Aprica and Santa Caterina Valfurva
Discover the old town centre of Sondrio, from Masegra Castle to Piazza Garibaldi
Savour the Pizzoccheri where they were born, in Teglio
Stroll along the wonderful itineraries of the Adamello Park
Relax in the famous Terme di Bormio thermal baths
Pedal on the Valtellina Path, suitable for the whole family
Have fun in the Larix Adventure Park in Livigno
Visit the soapstone caves in Valmalenco
Take a trip to Lake Pantano d'Avio