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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

  • Mountains
Morbegno Bassa Valle
6.07 km

Morbegno e dintorni

  • Mountains
Morbegno e dintorni
6.07 km

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

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
14.07 km

Alpe Giumello

  • Parks
Alpe Giumello
14.91 km

Where to sleep

PIZZO TRE SIGNORI

Gerola Alta
PIZZO TRE SIGNORI
2.53 km

B&B IL GIRASOLE

Cosio Valtellino
B&B IL GIRASOLE
5.44 km

TRIESTE

Morbegno
TRIESTE
5.59 km

LA RUOTA

Morbegno
LA RUOTA
6.22 km

B&B BERSAGLIO

Morbegno
B&B BERSAGLIO
6.31 km

RIFUGIO FALC

Introbio
RIFUGIO FALC
6.52 km

IL CAPRETTO

Talamona
IL CAPRETTO
7.28 km

BARAGLIA

Mello
BARAGLIA
7.99 km

VALTELLINAGUESTHOUSE

Delebio
VALTELLINAGUESTHOUSE
8.87 km

STELVIO

Delebio
STELVIO
8.9 km

FERDY ORNICA

Ornica
FERDY ORNICA
9.03 km

GENZIANELLA

Mezzoldo
GENZIANELLA
9.35 km

RIFUGIO MADONNA DELLA NEVE

Introbio
RIFUGIO MADONNA DELLA NEVE
9.52 km

COPPA

Dazio
COPPA
9.62 km

LA PEPPA

Premana
LA PEPPA
10.25 km

VALLUNGA

Tartano
VALLUNGA
10.44 km

B&B CEDARWOOD

Premana
B&B CEDARWOOD
10.48 km

MIRALAGO

Tartano
MIRALAGO
10.67 km

B&B CA' HIUS

Ornica
B&B CA' HIUS
10.7 km

RIFUGIO ALPE SCOGGIONE

Colico
RIFUGIO ALPE SCOGGIONE
10.74 km