To get to know Valtellina, we must travel into the past. The villages and small towns of the valley preserve extraordinary palaces and churches. These reveal During the XVIII century, with the strong growth of population we assisted to a boost in productivity of cultivated grounds and in the extent of the cultivated lands as terraced vineyard cultivations, a majestic and heroic man’s work, characterized by dry stone walls that still stretch for over 2000 km.
The terraced vineyards spread over the Rehtic side for about 50 kilometres and reach an altitude of 700 metres.Looking to the South, terraced vineyards have a very particular microclimate. In fact it is unlikely that in winter the ground freezes and the snow stands for long. Thanks to these conditions it’s possible that succulents and trees that are typical of warm climate, like Olive trees, oleanders and mimosas do survive and produce flowers and fruits in Valtellina.
To know Valtellina also means to visit its parks and natural reserves. The vast natural landscape offers pure air and pleasant walks framed by a splendour that has inspired many artists and writers. Valtellina is an undiscovered country of natural resources and green untouched spaces, where you can still see many species of Alpine fauna in their natural habitat.