Hamlets

The hamlets

The hamlets mark the locations of the most ancient settlements, which were built halfway up the slope on the side most exposed to the sun, safe from the frequent floods of the Mallero torrent and the Adda river.

It is still possible to admire them while walking along the terraced slope of the Rhaetian Alps that surround the city, thanks to a number of well-marked hiking and cycling trails.

These clusters of houses have remained largely unchanged, with their stone structure, wooden staircases and terraces, common wash houses, fountains, ancient votive chapels, art naf religious frescoes and tiny churches.

Strolling along their ancient lanes immerses The hamlets mark the locations of the most ancient settlements, which were built halfway up the slope on the side most exposed to the sun, safe from the frequent floods of the Mallero torrent and the Adda river. It is still possible to admire them while walking along the terraced slope of the Rhaetian Alps that surround the city, thanks to a number of well-marked hiking and cycling trails. These clusters of houses have remained largely unchanged, with their stone structure, wooden staircases and terraces, common wash houses, fountains, ancient votive chapels, art naf religious frescoes and tiny churches. Strolling along their ancient lanes immerses the visitor in an atmosphere of times gone by, and their strategic positions yield breathtaking views, like the ravine of the Cassandras on the Mallero torrent, or the Adamello massif from Triangia.

Characteristics
  • Suitable for families with children
  • Cyclabile trails
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Where
Around Sondrio
Accessibility
Wheelchair-not accessible
Not to be missed

Around Sondrio. A visit to the glacial erratic of Triangia or to the striking Sanctuary of the Madonna della Sassella.

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