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Pedesina Discovering Italy's Liliput

Where
Valtellina

With a population of just 33 inhabitants, comrprising 19 women and 14 men, Pedesina, in the province of Sondrio has been recently declared as the smallest village in Italy.

This small corner of paradaise is located at the base of Pizzo Rotondo in the Bergamasque Alps is worth a visit.

Its houses, clinging to the steep slopes of the valley and immersed in the lush greenery of the forests make it look like a mountain Nativity scene. 

You can admire from the lower part of town the XVIIth century oratory of San Rocco and the Church of Santa Croce e Sant'Antonio, which hangs on the steep side of local houses and lawns.

It sits at a 1032 meters altitude and was once renowned by the weaving of pezzottos, typical carpets from the Valtellina, a handcrafted item made by using handmade scraps sewn together in a machine.

Another local product that is still made to this day is the Bitto, an exquisite mountain cheese that also is labelled by the Slow Food Presidium. 

How can you reach Pedesina? By getting into the steep switchbacks that start at Morbegno in the lower Valtellina, which go uphill to the villages of Sasso and Rasura, and going through the impressive Pic Gallery, a cave that seems to come out straight out of a fantasy film.

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Places

Morbegno Bassa Valle

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Morbegno Bassa Valle
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Morbegno e dintorni

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Morbegno e dintorni
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Village of Morbegno

  • Villages
Morbegno
6.07 km

Valtellina, Sampling Cheeses

In Valtellina, the king of mountain cheeses, Bitto is told in many ways. Guide to dairies (and cellars) not to be missed
  • Food & Wine
Valtellina, Sampling Cheeses
9.05 km

Valtorta

A wide ski area in Valsassina to enjoy skiing at the foot of the highest peak of the eastern Pre-Alps Orobie.
  • Mountains
Valtorta
9.59 km

Excursions on Monte Legnone

Paths and walks for everyone on Lake Como
  • Mountains
monte legnone
10.39 km

Troggia Waterfalls

Troggia is a torrent that flows out ofLake Sasso
  • Active & Green
Cascata della Troggia
13.87 km

Trekking around Piani di Bobbio

Discover Valsassina and Lake Como Mountains: itineraries for families, in 10 minutes from Lecco and in less than an hour from Milan
  • Active & Green
Trekking around Piani di Bobbio
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Alpe Giumello

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Alpe Giumello
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Events

Anello dei Forti by Bike

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Anello dei Forti by Bike
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Where to sleep

BAITA AL RONCO

Rasura
BAITA AL RONCO
2.09 km

B&B LA BETULLA

Gerola Alta
B&B LA BETULLA
2.45 km

PIZZO TRE SIGNORI

Gerola Alta
PIZZO TRE SIGNORI
2.53 km

RIFUGIO CA' PRIULA

Albaredo per San Marco
RIFUGIO CA' PRIULA
3.87 km

PINETA

Gerola Alta
PINETA
4.46 km

RIFUGIO TRONA SOLIVA

Gerola Alta
RIFUGIO TRONA SOLIVA
4.86 km

B&B CA' DLA PIA

Cosio Valtellino
B&B CA' DLA PIA
4.91 km

B&B IL GIRASOLE

Cosio Valtellino
B&B IL GIRASOLE
5.44 km

B&B IN CIMA AI CA'

Morbegno
B&B IN CIMA AI CA'
5.58 km

TRIESTE

Morbegno
TRIESTE
5.59 km

B&B PORTOBELLO

Cosio Valtellino
B&B PORTOBELLO
5.73 km

B&B ALPI

Cosio Valtellino
B&B ALPI
5.98 km

MARGNA

Morbegno
MARGNA
6.09 km

LA RUOTA

Morbegno
LA RUOTA
6.22 km

B&B BERSAGLIO

Morbegno
B&B BERSAGLIO
6.31 km

RIFUGIO FALC

Introbio
RIFUGIO FALC
6.69 km

CESARE BENIGNI AL LAGO PIAZZOTTI

Ornica
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IL CAPRETTO

Talamona
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B&B CASA 199

Civo
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B&B AL CAROTIN

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