Chiavenna

Tourist Office Chiavenna

23022 - Chiavenna (SO) Piazza Caduti della libertà
T 0343 37485
F 0343 37361

Opening times from 10.09.18 till 09.06.19
Working days: 09:00 - 12:40 and 14:00 - 18:50
Sundays and national holidays: 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:30 - 18:00

Closed: 25th December, 01st January and 21st Aprile






consorzioturistico@valchiavenna.com
www.valchiavenna.com

Information and requests for groups, meetings and events Chiavenna

23022 - Chiavenna (SO) Piazza Caduti per la libertà
T 0343 37485
F 0343 37361

Opening times
From Monday to Saturday 09:00 -12:40 and 14:00 - 18:50. 
Sundays and bank holiday 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:30 - 18:00.

consorzioturistico@valchiavenna.com
www.valchiavenna.com

Madesimo

Tourist Office Madesimo

23022 - Madesimo (SO) Via alle Scuole
T 0343 53015

Every day:
09.00 - 12.30 / 14.30 - 18.00



info@madesimo.eu
www.madesimo.eu

Campodolcino

Tourist Office Campodolcino

23022 - Campodolcino (SO) Via D.R. Ballerini,
T 0343 50611

Monday and Wednesday CLOSED
Tuesday,Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9.00-12.30 and 15-18.30
Sunday 9-12.30




campodolcino@valtellina.it
www.campodolcino.eu

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Paradiso Botanical - Archaeological Park

The new entrance of the Park is in Via IV Novembre (where the Chiavenna´s cemetery is located).

Rising on the eastern edge of Chiavenna are two hills "Paradiso" and "Castellaccio", both providing a magnificent panorama over the city and the surrounding countryside.

These two hills make up a botanic and archaeological park of the same name that is a part of a larger, protected natural reserve area called "Marmitte dei Giganti".

Remains of Chiavenna´s thousand year old fortress dominate the summit of this park which was established in 1955 and which today is part of the Museum of Valchiavenna.

The two hills, separated by the deep ravine of the "Caurga" , are joined by a spectacular foot-bridge and thanks to a dense networh of well set-up paths visitors can just enjoy the park, or climb to the highest points each o f which give different views over the area as well as get to "Torrione", the nature museum.

The park/museum is staffed and can be visited during opening hours or with prior reservation.

There are many attractions justifying a visit to the "ParadisoCastellaccio" botanical archaeological park. On the two craggy hills you will find:
-distinctive environmental features, the unusual geo-morphology of the over-hanging rock that has been smoothed, rounded and excavated by glacial exaration (with small glacial basins or "potholes", and erosion channels);
-botanical variety: flowers and plants, including rare species and exotic vegetation and an informative nature walk;
-various archeological and historical remains - the ruins of the wall and fortress already documented in 995, it was the pivotal point of the city´s defensive system. Enclosing walls were built in 1400 under Sforza rule, however these walls were first destroyed in 1525, then again in 1639 when the Creson dominated the area. A contemporary, the Balbiani palace ("Il Castello") -situated at the foot of Paradiso hill and restored in the thirties - suffered the same fate. There is also the Caurga (an ollare stone quarry from Roman times that was later re established for defensive purposes and shows clear evidence of ancient excavations), artistic and architectural articles made from ollare stone, and floors in "boton" (discarded pieces of the same stone).
-at Torrione (rising from the rubble of an old tower of the wall) the naturalist section of the Valchiavenna museum, with exhibitions of minerals and fauna, illustrating the natural environment of the valley. (Nearby in other museum sections are an ex-brewery and the mill of an old pasta factory). Besides all this, from the very moment you enter "Ca Rossa" and follow any of the many paths in the park, interesting views appear presenting different vistas of the city below (with its historical centre, the San Lorenzo complex, and the natural rock cellars of the Pratogiano area) and of the surrounding villages and valleys.


OPENING HOURS 2019

Winter

Till 31st March 
From Tuesday to Sunday: 10 - 12 and 14 - 17
Monday closed

Summer
From 2nd April till 27th October 
From Tuesday to Sunday: 10 - 12 and 14 - 18
Monday closed

Winter
From 29th October 2019 till 29th March 2020
From Tuesday to Sunday: 10 - 12 and 14 - 17
Monday closed
 
The "Torrione" (naturalist section of the museum): it can be visited with prior reservation at the entrance of the Paradiso Park.


PRICES

Adults: € 3,00
Kids, Students, Groups: € 1,50


Contacts

For information:
Comunità montana della Valchiavenna
T: +39 0343 33795
cmvvalchiavenna@provincia.so.it
www.cmvalchiavenna.gov.it

Consorzio per le promozione turistica della Valchiavenna
T: +39 0343 37485
F: +39 0343 37361
consorzioturistico@valchiavenna.com

 




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