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Chiavenna

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Chiavenna (SO)

Chiavenna (333 m a.s.l.) is a small town probably of Etruscan origin and was a Roman station situated on the shortest route linking the Po Valley with central Europe.

It lies between the San Giacomo valley – in direction to the Spluga Pass – and the Val Bregaglia – towards the Maloja Pass – and is an important crossroads between Italy and Europe. The routes of the Spluga and of the Bregaglia get to Thusis and to Maloja in the Canton Grisons. These are two cross-border routes full of history and culture where you can meet many “xenodochi”, old hospices for pilgrims and travellers. If you are a keen biker, do not miss the cycle path of the Valchiavenna.

Let yourself be surprised by the spectacular Acquafraggia waterfalls in Borgonuovo di Piuro. Visit also the collegiate church of S. Lorenzo (XI-XVIII c.) with the font of the year 1156, the Museo del Tesoro (Museum of the Treasure) with the  “Pace di Chiavenna” (“Peace of Chiavenna”) - a precious Gospel cover of the twelfth century - the Palazzo of the Counts Balbiani (XV c.), the Palazzo Salis (XV  III c.), the Palazzo Pestalozzi and the Palazzo Pretorio (XVI c.), the Roman soapstone quarry “Caurga”, the mill of Bottonera (XIX c.), the archaeological museum and botanic garden “Paradiso” and the “Cort di Asen”  as well as the marvellous Palazzo Vertemate Franchi in Piuro, one of Lombardy’s most splendid villas of the Sixteenth Century.

Then the “crotti”, the typical  natural caves where the “sorèl” blows, a fixed-temperature current of air, which is best for the seasoning of the “bresaola” and other sausages and for the aging of wine, the protagonist products of the famous "Sagra dei Crotti" (Fest of the Crotti). Chiavenna is a certified "Città Slow" (Slow Town).

Info: www.valchiavenna.com

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Places

Palazzo Vertemate Franchi

Palazzo Vertemate Franchi is without a shadow of doubt one of the most charming 16th-century noble residences in Lombardy.
  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Vertemati Franchi
836 mt

Acquafraggia Waterfalls

The source of the Acquafraggia torrent is Pizzo di Lago at an altitude of 3,050 m asl
  • Active & Green
Cascate Acquafraggia
2.79 km

Canyoning around Lake Como

Canyoning in Val Bodengo, close to Lake Como, in the middle of the Mountains, to fight with water and rocks
  • Active & Green
canyoning val bodengo
8.75 km

Madesimo

  • Mountains
Madesimo
12.64 km

Events

Dì de la Brisaola

Chiavenna (SN)
06/10/2019
  • Food & Wine
Dì de la Brisaola

Activities

Valchiavenna SightEating tour

  • Active & Green
Valchiavenna SightEating tour
836 mt

Where to sleep

SOFI APPARTAMENT - VANINETTI SILVIA

Chiavenna
SOFI APPARTAMENT - VANINETTI SILVIA

CA' ROSIN ALLA SPECOLA

Chiavenna
CA' ROSIN ALLA SPECOLA

APPARTAMENTO ALLE QUATTRO STRADE - CERFOGLIA ANNAMARIA

Chiavenna
APPARTAMENTO ALLE QUATTRO STRADE - CERFOGLIA ANNAMARIA

B&B LA SIESTA

Chiavenna
B&B LA SIESTA
408 mt

AURORA

Chiavenna
AURORA
446 mt

BEB CENTRO STORICO - C.S. CARTARA

Chiavenna
BEB CENTRO STORICO - C.S. CARTARA
491 mt

B&B AL CASTELLO

Chiavenna
B&B AL CASTELLO
606 mt

B&B ARCOBALENO

Chiavenna
B&B ARCOBALENO
606 mt

APPARTAMENTO FRIGERIO FRANCESCA

Chiavenna
APPARTAMENTO FRIGERIO FRANCESCA
678 mt

B&B IL BORGHETTO

Chiavenna
B&B IL BORGHETTO
678 mt

B&B AL PONTE

Chiavenna
B&B AL PONTE
690 mt

B&B LA SELVATICA

Chiavenna
B&B LA SELVATICA
725 mt

B&B PALAZZO SALIS

Chiavenna
B&B PALAZZO SALIS
744 mt

LA SCIORA OLIVA

Chiavenna
LA SCIORA OLIVA
744 mt

B&B PLONCHER

Chiavenna
B&B PLONCHER
744 mt

B&B CENTRO STORICO

Chiavenna
B&B CENTRO STORICO
744 mt

MARAFFIO

Chiavenna
MARAFFIO
744 mt

FLORA

Chiavenna
FLORA
744 mt

CAV FLORIS CORRADO

Chiavenna
CAV FLORIS CORRADO
758 mt

DE LINK SRLS - FLORIS CORRADO

Chiavenna
DE LINK SRLS - FLORIS CORRADO
758 mt