Discover the land of Nebbiolo... and more!
Churches and Historic Buildings
Palazzo Besta in Teglio
Among the most important Lombard Renaissance residences, the Besta palace contains real treasures between its rooms and its entrance halls. The inner courtyard is of immense beauty, framed by a loggia with agile columns and frescoed with scenes from the Aeneid.
Sanctuary of the Santa Casa Lauretana
Located among the vineyards of the Tronchedo hill and a short distance from the Retici Balzi Wine Hotel, the sanctuary, a place of devotion from all over the Valtellina, is one of the most impressive and characteristic buildings of worship in the valley.
Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tirano
The Basilica of Tirano is undoubtedly the most important monument of Valtellina from a religious, historical and artistic point of view. The external features of the Renaissance style are contrasted by the richness of stuccoes and sculptures inside, among which a colossal Baroque organ stands out.
Sondrio History and Art Museum
Located in the center of the town of Sondrio, in the Sassi de Lavizzari Palace, the Museum collects archaeological remains from prehistoric and Roman times that can offer an overview of the history of Valtellina art from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Cooking and Flavors
The “Storico ribelle cheese” in Valgerola
The Storico Ribelle, better known as Bitto and so named because of the strict disciplinary that regulates its production, is an extraordinary meditation cheese. Undoubtedly, the “Centro dello Storico Ribelle” in Gerola Alta deserves a visit as it represents a sensory and cultural experience with a strong emotional impact. The Orobie Prealps and Val Gerola, in fact, contain the essence of an original alpine context overflowing with ancient dairy traditions.
In the historic center of Morbegno, the Ciapponi brothers’ workshop is easily recognizable by the ancient sign “Drogheria – Grains – Cheeses – Cordami”. But above all you will be amazed by the back room, a surprising succession of vaults, columns and cellars well equipped with extraordinary local excellence .
The association, founded with the aim of protecting, promoting and spreading the Pizzocchero di Teglio, proposes various initiatives aimed at enhancing and increasing the knowledge of Valtellina food and wine. Numerous restaurants in the area that masterfully interpret the recipes proposed by the academy. Many poor dishes of the local tradition and modern reinterpretations await you: the taste is here!
Honey and Local Products
The sweet divine nectar that is produced in the Alps amazes for the intensity of the taste in the different varieties ranging from the very rare Rhododendron to the Chestnut, from the Dandelion to the inevitable mountain wildflower. Many small productions to discover and taste.
Visit Valtellina’s cellars
A small valley, but a large choice of wine. A wine region unique in the world that hosts more than 35 companies active in the area. A unique opportunity to get to know Nebbiolo delle Alpi guided by the experience of small and large producers. Request info at the hotel and book your visit.
The road of wine
A long route of 67 km, among the terraced vineyards, ancient villages and golden sunsets to experience the land of the Nebbiolo of the Alps up close.
Fun and Wellness
Bernina typical red train
Becoming part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, the famous “Bernina express” red train crosses – starting from Tirano – the Swiss territory to St. Moritz: the pearl of the Engadine. The highest alpine railway line is part of the spectacular mountain area of the Bernina glacier which, with its 2253 meters, offers an incredible scenery to be admired all year round and in any season. An experience to be lived at least once in a lifetime.
Thermal spa in Bormio
The thermal baths of Bormio are the ideal destination to switch off and get in touch with a unique territory. You can delight in the romantic atmosphere of the Terme Bagni Vecchi, already renowned in Roman times or enjoy the luxury of the Terme Bagni Nuovi center.
Sports and Nature
Adventure, emotions and lots of adrenaline … Live an active holiday in Valtellina, discover rafting on the Adda river and nature from a unique perspective!
Valtellina is a paradise for bikes! The Sentiero Valtellina, a cycle-pedestrian path of over 114 km crosses the territory from Colico to Bormio, with numerous equipped rest areas. Adventure lovers can instead choose the numerous trails in the Alps, perhaps with an e-bike!
Orobie is the first alpine chain going up from the plain to the north. A fascinating and wild landscape that testifies to the presence of man in the Alps with numerous refuges and mountain pastures. Ideal destination for rural tourism and adventure lovers.
Not far from the hotel opens the magnificent Valmalenco, with its imposing peaks and wide valleys, an ideal destination for hiking of all levels. Famous is the Alta Via della Valmalenco, a high-altitude trek that connects many alpine refuges.
La Via dei Terrazzamenti
A long cycle-pedestrian path crosses the Valtellina from Morbegno to Tirano on the Rhaetian side. A unique opportunity to discover the Valtellinese agricultural landscape and the interesting cultural heritage.
Playing golf immersed in the Valtellinese alpine landscape is a breathtaking experience. Located a few minutes drive from the hotel, the Valtellina Golf Club of Caiolo, offers a truly fascinating 18-hole course. Inserted in a luxuriant natural setting full of suggestions, you can admire, between one hole and another, the enchanting scenery of the terraced vineyards.