Tourist Office Chiavenna

23022 - Chiavenna (SO) Piazza Caduti della libertà, 3
T 0343 37485
F 0343 37361

From monday to saturday: 09:00-12:40 and 14:00-18:50
Sunday and national holiday: 09:00-12:00 and 14:30-18:00


Tourist Office Madesimo

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

From 07th September to 22nd November

From Monday to Friday: 09.00 - 12.30  and 14.30 - 18.00
Sunday: 9.00 - 12.30
On Wednesday infopoint available by email or phone


Tourist Office Campodolcino

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

Opening time from 01st october

Monday - Wedsneday - Sunday  9.00-12.30
Friday 15.00-18.00
Saturday 9.00-12.30 and 15.00-18.00

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"A Mediterranean touch in an alpine valley"
In Valchiavenna, honey, of unmistakable purity, comes from the typical flora of the area, where rich blossoms give their product to bees throughout the eseason. The Lake of Como, mitigating the climate, allows the most typical mediterranean scents to settle down, giving this valley products a particular and unique touch. This special combination of botanical species covers the whole Valchiavenna and affects honey made from flower essences of different kinds.
Robinia, chestnut and lime bloom downstream and on the side of the mountains in May. These three kinds of tree are very important to bees: their nectars produce very different aromas such as vanilla, bitterish and aromatic and they can give life to amazing ...

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Il violino di capra

Flavoursome fiddling

Leafing through the on-line content dedicated to Slow Food, sooner or later you’re bound to come across the legendary violino di capra della Valchiavenna. Here we have a very particular cured ...

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Typical salami and cold meat

Bresaola of Valtellina IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) and “Brisaola” of Valchiavenna
This food is the fruit of our mountain people’s experience, who are extremely simple, hiding the skill and care necessary to ...

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Hermau vini biologici
Cantina vini, agriturismo b&b Ca´ Pianazòla Un luogo speciale immerso tra i vigneti terrazzati  di Pianazzola. Da qui, una vista incantevole sulla Valchiavevenna e la Val Bregaglia.   Nel 2012, dopo anni a peregrinare per cantine e vigneti di tutto il mondo, ho deciso di produrre un vino ...
Local cheeses
Local cheeses Some of the most characteristic elements of our valleys are the cheeses produced at the dairy farms or on the mountain pastures, which together with the excellent local butter exist as quality ingredients used to prepare typical local dishes. The maturing process is important and for many cheeses it ...
Where the Cheese hangs out
In the crotto at San Giovanni in Chiavenna, Eleonora and Sofia reveal the fine arts of cheese maturation which has made their business a local flag-bearer.  Maturation represents an essential step in the highly complex and structured process of cheese production. It’s a delicate phase ...
Between 1820 and ´30, the first breweries started up together with cotton mills in Chiavenna, giving birth to the local industry. When Valchiavenna belonged to the Austrian Lombardo -Veneto Reign, Austrian craftsmen opened their factories in the area inspired by good air and water as well as by famous crotti, perfect ...
Typical cakes
"One might think that cakes play a marginal role, actually, the human mind has been able to use natural ingredients available to the very best, to succeed in satisfying the glutton wishes.The flour is an element common to all these products and, in the historic centre of Chiavenna still today we find a splendid ...
I Grapat della Val San Giacomo
Fino alla meta dell’ottocento gli abitanti della valle di S.Giacomo, più che dallo scarso allevamento e agricoltura, traevano sostentamento dal trasporto delle merci. Quella dei "porten" era, infatti, un’associazione italo - grigiona di corrieri. Dopo l’apertura dei trafori ...
Patate di Starleggia
Starleggia è una frazione di Campodolcino che, collocata sul versante destro della valle in posizione panoramica, si trova a 1565 m di quota su uno dei ripiani minori sotto la grande scarpata rocciosa che tronca a Est il Pian dei Cavalli e la piana di San Sisto. Da qui si gode un bel panorama sul Pizzo Stella, ...

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