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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

Val Gerola

  • Active & Green
Val Gerola
2.22 km

Morbegno Bassa Valle

  • Mountains
Morbegno Bassa Valle
6.07 km

Morbegno e dintorni

  • Mountains
Morbegno e dintorni
6.07 km

Village of morbegno

  • Villages
Village of 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

Alpe Giumello

  • Parks
Alpe Giumello
14.91 km

Events

Taste the Valgerola flavours – Mascherpa cheese and hops

Gerola (SO)
24/06/2018
  • Food & Wine
Taste the Valgerola flavours – Mascherpa cheese and hops
2.5 km

Bitto Cheese Festival

Gerola Alta (SO)
15/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
  • Food & Wine
Bitto Cheese Festival
2.5 km

Giir de Mont

Premana (LC)
29/07/2018
  • Active & Green
Giir de Mont
10.32 km

Formaggi in piazza

Sondrio
27/10/2018 - 28/10/2018
  • Food & Wine
Formaggi in piazza Sondrio
12.09 km

Palio delle Frazioni Primaluna 2018

Primaluna (LC)
23/06/2018 - 24/06/2018
  • Art & Culture
Palio delle Frazioni Primaluna 2018
14.13 km

Where to sleep

BAITA AL RONCO

Rasura
BAITA AL RONCO
2.1 km

B&B LA BETULLA

Gerola Alta
B&B LA BETULLA
2.45 km

RIFUGIO TRONA SOLIVA

Gerola Alta
RIFUGIO TRONA SOLIVA
2.53 km

RIFUGIO SALMURANO

Gerola Alta
RIFUGIO SALMURANO
2.53 km

MEZZALUNA

Gerola Alta
MEZZALUNA
2.53 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

RIFUGIO ALPE PIAZZA

Albaredo per San Marco
RIFUGIO ALPE PIAZZA
3.94 km

PINETA

Gerola Alta
PINETA
4.46 km

B&B CA' DLA PIA

Cosio Valtellino
B&B CA' DLA PIA
4.61 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 QUI GATTA CI COVA

Cosio Valtellino
B&B QUI GATTA CI COVA
5.75 km

BELLEVUE

Cosio Valtellino
BELLEVUE
5.84 km

RIFUGIO DELLA CORTE

Cosio Valtellino
RIFUGIO DELLA CORTE
5.95 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