Valtellina: at the heart of the Alps
Valtellina is an alpine region at the border between Lombardy and Switzerland. Located in the middle of the Alps, it unfolds along the Adda river basin north of Lake Como. The area offers a multitude of environments: from the valley bottom, wide and sunny, where farmers grow apples and fodder, we climb to the typical terrace vineyards and the forests that, little by little, make room for mountain pastures and magnificent mountain peaks.
Thus Leonardo da Vinci described the area in his Codice Atlantico (page 214, 1483-1518):
"Voltolina, as it is called, a valley surrounded by high and ominous mountains, makes plenty of powerful wines, and raises so much cattle that the natives deem they have even more milk than wine.”
Among the most popular tourist venues we have Livigno, Bormio, S. Caterina Valfurva, Madesimo, Aprica, without forgetting Teglio and the Valmalenco, Valmasino and Valgerola valleys.
For further information on Valtellina’s sports, delicious cuisine, culture, events e traditions see Valtellina: www.valtellina.it