Sondrio province hosts the highest mountains in Lombardy, belonging to the Rhaetian Alps adjoined by two vast valleys - Valtellina and Valchiavenna. This area always had fundamental historical importance connecting Italy and Central Europe to provide essential trade route and for this reason Sondrio has always been a place of interest for Roman and Celtic people.
The entire province makes tourism its main activity not forgetting about traditional vine production that for centuries has been the main source of Sondrio wealth. Culturally, the cultivation of vines preserves the important part of local traditions deeply rooted in small villages featured by typical terraces necessary for classic cultivating techniques in Valtellina.
Valtellina area preserves local cultural and family traditions handed down from father to son as the processing of a colorful carpets called Pezzotto, production of iconic Pizzoccheri pasta with buckwheat and cow's milk cheese Bitto as well as artisan traditions in processing of soapstone and wood inlay.
Besides rich cultural heritage, local nature will leave you stunned with breathtaking landscapes of local parks and mountains as well as ski resorts including Bormio, Livigno, Santa Caterina Valfurva and Chiesa in Valmalenco. Very popular is the municipality of Tirano, famous for its sanctuary dedicated to Madonna of Tirano and preserving picturesque railway line Tirano-Sankt Moritz.
Entire Sondrio province will become a perfect base for long hikes and summer outdoor sessions as well as for all lovers of ski slopes, blending valleys and mountains of unmatched beauty.