• Art & Culture

Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Sassella

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Sassella is nestled on a rocky spur at the gates of Sondrio. It is surrounded by the terraced vineyards that are the birthplace of the renown Valtellina Superiore DOCG  - Sassella red wine .

The origins of the Sanctuary date back to the XVth Century and the porch was added at the end of the XVIIth Century. This building is interesting for several reasons, such as the lunette made of white marble with a Nativity in high-relief attributable to the Rodari brothers or the frescoes depicting scenes from the life of Mary by Andrea De Passeris (1511) in the apse.

The apse is decorated with a central frescoe depicting the Annunciation by De Passeris, while on the right side a small polychrome window - a rarity in Valtellina - portrays the Nativity.
The inhabitants of Sondrio once used to walk up to the Sanctuary along the mule track that at the beginning lays at the foot of the mountain and then climbs the slope through rocks and vineyards up to the Sanctuary.

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House in via Roi

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House in via Roi
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St. Victor's church

A nice mule track leads to this massive building, located on a promontory overlooking the creek Livrio
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St. Victor's church
1.87 km

Rural settlements in Caiolo

Cà di Rosa - Cà Rosse
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Parrocchia S. Vittore di Caiolo
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Paribelli Castle

A watch-tower that was turned into an austere noble palace, which now hosts one of the most beautiful stüe in Valtellina.
  • Art & Culture
Paribelli Castle
2.13 km

Churches in Albosaggia

  • Art & Culture
Churches in Albosaggia
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Valtellina Golf Club

Valtellina Golf Club is surrounded by beautiful nature to the north of Lake Como and near Sondrio.
  • Golf
Valtellina Golf Club, Caiolo (SO)
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Via dei Terrazzamenti

70 kilometers, from Morbegno to Tirano, to be covered on foot or by bicycle. In the middle of nature, vineyards, history and art
  • Active & Green
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2.49 km

Vintage motorcycles museum

  • Lifestyle
Vintage motorcycles museum
2.62 km

Piazza garibaldi in sondrio

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Piazza garibaldi in sondrio
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In Valtellina, for wineries

A tour in the wineries of Valtellina. From Sondrio to Teglio. The paradise of a glass of 'Inferno', the famous local red wine
  • Food & Wine
In Valtellina, for wineries
2.94 km

Valtellina museum

Where the uses and costumes of the mountain people are handed down and the Valtellina art is preserved
  • Art & Culture
Valtellina Museum
3.06 km

Valtellinese History and Art Museum

  • Art & Culture
Valtellinese History and Art Museum
3.06 km

Castel Masegra

Masegra Castle is the only castle in the town of Sondrio wich wasn't destroyed during the invasio of Valtellina in the 16th century.
  • Art & Culture
Castel Masegra Sondrio
3.09 km

Masegra Castle

  • Art & Culture
Masegra Castle
3.12 km

Mount Rolla Ecomuseum

  • Art & Culture
Mount Rolla Ecomuseum
3.41 km

Sondrio Valmalenco

  • Mountains
Sondrio Valmalenco
3.41 km

Rusina's Mill

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Rusina's Mill
3.52 km

Grumello Castle

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Grumello Castle
4.86 km

Bosco dei Bordighi Natural Reserve

  • Parks
Riserva naturale bosco dei Bordighi
5.01 km

Pyramids of Postalesio natural reserve

  • Parks
Pyramids of Postalesio natural reserve
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Activities

Hydrospeed Fun

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Hydrospeed Fun
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River Sup - Superhero

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River Sup - Superhero
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River Sup - Superman

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River Sup - Superman
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Kayak Fun - Boater Xtreme

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Kayak Fun - Boater Xtreme
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Kayak Fun - Survival X

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Kayak Fun - Survival X
2.91 km

Kayak Fun - Into the Wild

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Kayak Fun - Into the Wild
2.91 km

Hydrospeed Extreme: Are You Ready For a True Challenge?

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Hydrospeed Extreme: Are You Ready For a True Challenge?
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Hydrospeed Adrenaline: Upgrade to The Next Level

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2.91 km

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2RunDoubleFun: The Best Rafting Experience
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Adrenaline Rafting: Master the Waters

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2.91 km

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Face the Adda River With this Great Rafting Experience
2.91 km

Where to sleep

B&B IL TOCCO

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1.25 km

STELLA OROBICA

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1.29 km

B&B CA' VIRO'

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1.31 km

B&B CA' MURADA

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1.32 km

CANVI

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CANVI
1.87 km

B&B MINOTTI

Caiolo
B&B MINOTTI
2 km

VITTORIA

Sondrio
VITTORIA
2.1 km

SCHENATTI

Sondrio
SCHENATTI
2.13 km

SCHENATTI DIPENDENZA

Sondrio
SCHENATTI DIPENDENZA
2.35 km

B&B VALTELLINA

Castione Andevenno
B&B VALTELLINA
2.54 km

B&B PANEMIELE

Sondrio
B&B PANEMIELE
2.68 km

RIBUNTA'

Caiolo
RIBUNTA'
2.73 km

GRAND HOTEL DELLA POSTA

Sondrio
GRAND HOTEL DELLA POSTA
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EUROPA

Sondrio
EUROPA
2.78 km

CASA DELLA CANOA

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RESIDENZA IL CASTELLO 2

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CAVAL BIANCO RESIDENCE

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CAVAL BIANCO RESIDENCE
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B&B ANTICA CORTE PARRAVICINI

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