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Romantic tours in Italy: the Valtellina valley by helicopter

21 April, 2020
Seeing the Valtellina valley north of Lake Como by helicopter would be a special trip, and Sondrio’s most exclusive hotel, the Romantik Grand Hotel della Posta has an offer of accommodation, dinner and a helicopter ride around the valley.The offer…

Where to go in Italy: Touring Club awards Lombardy tourism

15 April, 2020
The Touring Club Italy with its orange flags is a kind of Italian tourism equivalent of Michelin stars. Since 1999 it has been awarding towns with less than 15,000 inhabitants according to rigorous selection criteria. Local councils must have important…

Day trips from Milan: Savogno, Val Bregaglia 's ghost town

4 April, 2020
Ghost towns have always fascinated me, so just a few days ago I visited Savogno, a picturesque village in Val Bregaglia, not too far from Sondrio in Lombardy. To reach the deserted village (only few family still live there) from…

Last snow in Italy: Valtellina Madesimo excursions

20 March, 2020
After low temperatures and even some more snow over the Easter break, a little excursion through the Valtellina in a snow mobile could be just the thing to enjoy the snow-white landscape of the Italian mountains, but with warmer temperatures.…

Last winter snow in Italy: sleddog in Valtellina

16 March, 2020
While not normally an Italian tradition, winter sports and skiing in Italy are joined by the possibility of a sled dog ride in the Valdidentro, in the Valtellina region of northern Lombardy. The Valdidentro is in the province of Sondrio…