Chiavenna

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






consorzioturistico@valchiavenna.com
www.valchiavenna.com

Madesimo

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

info@madesimo.eu
www.madesimo.eu

Campodolcino

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


campodolcino@valtellina.it
www.campodolcino.eu

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Lanterna Verde shining bright

Family managed, strong links with the territory, meticulous attention to detail. This represents the formula that has made the Michelin -starred restaurant in Villa di Chiavenna a highly successful and respected reference point for quality.
 
The style is practically the same that has made La Lanterna Verde rather special for 25 years now. The restaurant is a genuine benchmark of the very highest standards within the vast panorama of gastronomy on offer in Valchiavenna. At the head of affairs in the kitchen, chef Roberto Tonola represents the third generation within an impressive history and tradition.
Roberto, 33, clearly has a very real creative inspiration that has made the Lanterna the force that it has become over the years. During his ...

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Cittàslow Tourism Outdoor

CHIAVENNA TRAINO DI CITTASLOW INTERNATIONAL PER IL TURISMO ALL´ARIA APERTA
 
Da sempre membro attivo di Cittaslow, Chiavenna ha ora un ruolo fondamentale nella stagione del dopo covid-19 per il ...

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Chef tech

SCHOOL FOR CHEFS
 
The world of gastronomy is proving an ever more popular attraction for young enthusiasts, serving up genuine employment opportunities. Nowhere is this more evident than regions which have their own ...

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Seen from high
Autumn’s the ideal time to enjoy some of the classic corners of Valchiavenna, and excitingly now you can - via a new perspective enriched by an infinite colour spectrum.  We invited a number of photographers who specialise in aerial shots to capture some of the most magnificent views for us. This is their ...
Halt! Van Camp Land
A rest area for vans and campers that combines the comforts of a place surrounded by greenery with the philosophy of partaking in a respectful, original and fun-packed holiday. It’s becoming a model to be duplicated. Germany, Sweden, Holland, Austria, and England. These are just some of the nations represented ...
Alpine ways
by Enrico Minotti   Every summer the pilgrimage of animals towards the upper pastures is repeated. The lush, open grasslands above 1800 metres provide the ideal terrain for their long sojourn under the sun. Old tales and tradition, behind which man’s endeavours and sacrifice are often obscured. Hikers ...
Retreat at altitude
By Nicola Rizzi   “I went into the woods because I wanted to live wisely [...] and not to discover that I had never lived”. In harmony with the American philosopher Henry David Thoreau, but with different motives, I went up to the Pian dei Cavalli on the 27th May with the intention of staying there ...
Vota per il Paradiso
Da 20 secoli al centro della storia della Valchiavenna Da 70 anni luogo di sviluppo dell´idea oroginaria del Prof. Corbetta OGGI UN PERCORSO ARHEOLOGICO - BOTANICO - SENTIMENTALE vota per il Paradiso come LUOGO DEL CUORE 2020 VOTA CON UN CLICK Scarica e leggi il volantino
Luoghi del cuore
Ognuno di noi è emotivamente legato a luoghi unici che rappresentano una parte importante della nostra vita e che vorremmo fossero protetti per sempre. Votali al Censimento I Luoghi del Cuore, contribuirai ad offrirgli un futuro. Per sempre, per tutti.   Il tuo voto può fare la ...
Fruit of the alps
Beautiful, delicious and our very own mountain’s summer fruit. The blueberry, a delight on the palate, very fine indeed if eaten alongside a quality ice cream, but totally amazing when taken straight from the little plant, one by one, with hands that turnn purple and a mouth that simply won’t say ...
Shared Experiences
Discovering a magical spot, ideal for anyone in search of a destination within the “respect to distancing” formula. Those who are already aware of the charms of Val Codera would surely confirm that in this current “distancing” period there couldn’t be a better destination. A valley of ...
A safe valley for everyone
Dear visitor we are facing a great challenge and we are doing it together. We represent a strong, industrious and formidable valley. Thank you for your collaboration and the resolution with which you will respond to the rules and new regulations during this difficult period. The health emergency continues and we ...
Valchiavennabike
Mountain bike, cicloturismo, downhill: Valchiavenna è il paradiso delle due ruote   VALCHIAVENNABIKE: DAL FONDOVALLE AL PASSO SPLUGA, ITINERARI PER TUTTI I GUSTI. I CONSORZI TURISTICI VALCHIAVENNA E MADESIMO PRESENTANO IL NUOVO SITO E LE PROPOSTE PER L´ESTATE 2019 Ami la bicicletta? Su ...
Il sentiero della fiaba
Come convincere i più piccoli a camminare e vivere la magia della natura? Semplice, grazie al Sentiero della Fiaba.   Un percorso che parte lungo il fiume Scalcoggia e si percorre ad anello sul versante degli Andossi, suddiviso in varie tappe. Lungo il tragitto, infatti, i piccoli troveranno dei pannelli ...
Follow us on Instagram
We landed on Instagram! Now we can share what our valley has to offer. Follow us and share your experiences with us. Stay tuned!   #valchiavennaturismo
Learning through fun and games
Intriguing games and activities along an engaging itinerary for the little ones all come together at Villa di Chiavenna. There’s an expansive maze on a table divided into four coloured sections where the youngsters have to negotiate the way out for their marbles. And a circuit made from wood on which toy cars run. ...
Characters a natural calling
Gabriele had always dreamed of being a shepherd. Morethan a line of work, his is a genuine vocation. Not an easy choice, and full of sacrifice. Here’s his story.    Gabriele Arrigoni was born in Bergamo 46 years ago, into a family which had always bred and reared animals. It was perfectly natural ...
Mountain mascots
Foto di Cesare Contin   Cute little visage, stocky body and with a surprising speed and agility inherited from distant ‘cousin’ squirrel, the marmot is readily identifiable in summer basking in the sun with friends on the upper Alpine slopes. Its very particular ...
A flavour of valle di lei
The expansive valley may sit firmly on Italian soil but in fact by car it’s accessible only from Switzerland. Historically a disputed territory, it produces exquisite and flavoursome cheeses the like of which few environs manage. It’s accepted that every mountain pasture has its very own grasses and herbs. And each ...
Back to the future
When you think of the products that best represent the pride of Valchiavenna’s territory, Acqua Frisia, produced in Santa Croce di Piuro, occupies a rather special place. Production ceased back in 2014 bringing the threat of both the loss of a veritable economic heritage and a previous standard bearer for the ...
Crotto Quartino authenticity itself
Il Quartino is not simply a crotto but a great deal more. It was undoubtedly the forerunner to the crotto as we know it today, a characteristic and genuine Valchiavenna “local” which then becomes an enterprise open to the public and evolves into a reference point for visitors and locals alike. Santa Croce di Piuro. A ...
Una coperta contro ogni virus
Pro Chiavenna propone questa iniziativa Creiamo una coperta che ci unisca e scaldi i nostri cuori per ripartire insieme! Partecipa anche tu! Crea una o più piastrelle di lana, ad uncinetto o maglia misura 18x18 Contatta i referenti di Pro Chiavenna per maggiori informazioni
Reveled: the ristoCrottoBar
Highly original to say the least. And the name itself speaks volumes. A veritable hybrid of style and innovation proving a welcome and novel addition to Chiavenna’s manifold delights. And yet it’s a winning formula based on respect for tradition with a keen eye on raw materials. Setting trends and ...
In the right frame
Madesimo and Campodolcino have unveiled 18 points from which it will be able to take advantage of some truly memorable photo opportunities. Magical spots from which to discover some of the most enchanting corners in Valle Spluga, a case of marveling at them and then taking a photographic souvenir with a frame already ...
Crafts paper workshop
In Chiavenna, paper is by no means restricted to cultural environs, but it’s actually produced here. And a paper workshop is following a truly historical tradition. An ancient paper mill existed as long ago as 1763: in fact even today the back street “vicolo della Cartara” bears genuine witness. During the course of ...
The last surviving hero
A true story becomes a novel in Mark T. Sullivan’s latest book. And as it’s set in the Italian Alps near Madesimo, it’s a volume that’s tempting readers from all over the world to visit this extraordinary Alpine location. There’s little more magical than relaxing with a good book. Curled up on the sofa, in front of an ...
A family affair
It was as far back as December 1960 when the Hotel Conradi on Chiavenna’s very threshold threw open its doors. Yes indeed, very nearly 60 years have passed since then and over the course of that time the Cervieri family has welcomed many thousands of guests offering hospitality and a restaurant service of the very ...
Any good thing to make us all merry
SOUL CAKE “Any good thing to make us all merry”. This is the pay-off in English chosen by the Soul Cake patisserie, actually borrowed from the popular 2009 Sting song which just happens to have “Soul Cake” as its title. And it’s with this ambitious spirit to make everyone just a little happier, that Nicola Rizzi, ...
In perfect harmony
My intense passion for animals is clearly down to my grandfather. At the beginning there were the dogs. Hence my education was to develop around a love in particular for English Pointers and Dalmatians, and resulted in me emerging as a significant presence within the breeding world, backed up by considerable successes ...
Adopted Olympians!
Once again this year the international athletic champions are back, adopting Chiavenna’s municipal running track as their second home! From high altitude training in the Engadine, to track testing in Chiavenna.  The programme has been repeated for several years now, and the results obtained on the international ...
Via spluga tra storia e turismo
Documentario di Romano Venziani a cura di RSI - Radio e Televisione Svizzera Passato e presente di una strada di valico, che è stata fino ad Ottocento inoltrato uno dei più importanti collegamenti di tutto l´arco alpino. Dopo secoli di commerci, di passaggi di eserciti e viaggiatori alla ...
SANCTUARY
The etymology of the place appears to derive from the dialectal forms of “mut” or ”mott”, a reference perhaps to its particular geographical position. I have to say I prefer the version by Don Luigi Re, a Milanese priest whose initiatives during the ‘20’s transformed Motta from a ...
The station hotel
The station hotel It was in September 1886 that the railway finally made it to Chiavenna and the same year that the couple Matteo Vanossi and Rosa del Curto decided to construct the Helvetia&Spécola Hotel. The first part of the name clearly refers to the intention – at that time – to continue the railway line to St ...
Standing proud in pratogiano
Standing proud in pratogiano Stone, wood and iron combine to create soft and elegant lines, replacingthe previous barriers with gentle green slopes. The initial impression as you wander through Pratogiano today, is that of an homogenous, welcoming space which has finally been incorporated within the urban context ...
La Vecchiascuola
La Vecchiascuola    Introducing the new Vecchiascuola and restaurant La Terrazza overlooking our magnificent Alpine valley. Turning up in Chiavenna the visitor’s eye is immediately drawn towards the valley side above with its sprawling vineyards. And further up represented by an intimate cluster of habitations ...
Autumn delights for all
Autumn delights for all The days are closing in, temperatures dropping, summer sounds of bells ringing out across the pastures and the whistle of a watchful marmot are becoming increasingly rare. And there’s a tangible restlessness about the colours too; green is making way for a cornucopia of orange, yellows and ...
Nighthawk
CARLO DONATI HAS A PASSION FOR NATURALISTIC NOCTURNAL PHOTOGRAPHY. HERE’S HOW IT ALL CAME ABOUT. Carlo “discovered” photography around seven years ago. During the succeeding years his images began to embrace social media as he appreciated just what a revolutionary impact this modern phenomenon has had in bringing ...
Regolamento UE
Gentili utenti ricevete questa comunicazione in quanto vi siete liberamente iscritti in precedenza alla stessa e pertanto non vi chiediamo specifici ulteriori consensi. Assicuriamo che i vostri dati vengono utilizzati solo dal nostro Consorzio esclusivamente per la comunicazione di eventi e novità riguardanti ...
A genuine alternative
The idea from which Krene first surfaced in 2006 was simple, but seriously ambitious: to salvage a clutch of Alpine dwellings located in an environment still untouched by today’s anthropogenic pollution, at the same time respecting their typological conceit. So far so good. But what exactly do we mean by ...
A PASSION WHICH UNITES
Roberto “Sysa” Moiola is the founder of Clickalps, the agency which specialises in naturalistic photography. The project started out almost as a bit of a lark years ago at Cosio Valtellino but over time it attracted a whole host of enthusiasts, up until becoming a real point of reference for trade magazines, travel ...
Landscape Fit for Artists
Landscape Fit for Artists Discovering the extraordinary cultural and artistic heritage of ValBregaglia   Not everybody knows that the celebrated artist Alberto Giacometti was born in Borgonovo, Bregaglia in 1901. His hugely expressive face, a combination of bemusement and melancholy stares out at you from the Swiss ...
Mountain man of many parts
Mountain man of many parts You don’t meet the likes of Oreste Forno every day of the week. A quite extraordinary talent. Mountaineer, author, documentary filmmaker – and finally, wait for it – keeper of dams!. 65 now, his has been a life genuinely lived to the full. Oreste represents one ...
En a hidden world
His passion for entomology – the science that concerns itself with insects  would seem to stem directly from photography. Fabrizio Corbari, 29, native of Chiavenna, has discovered the fascination of the microsphere that populates the world beneath our feet, observing it through the viewfinder of his camera ...
Secret glimpses
ALPEGGI SOPRA ISOLA The high pastures of Isola, forming part of the municipality of Madesimo are along the climb from the village towards Val Febbraro. Fantastic views await once you’re up and away as Marcello’s camera illustrates perfectly: Stabisotto, Vamlera, Cascata della Val Febbraro, Borghetto, outings to Lago ...
Tradition and innovation combined
There are any number of elements which can make a winter vacation in the mountains really rather special. A blunder out in fresh snow, the silence of the woods at dusk, or the odd satisfaction of blooming health despite aching limbs after a long, intense day on the ski slopes. Madesimo knows very well how to offer its ...
A strictly family affair
Chiavennna – and when there’s any mention of pasta – one name immediately springs to mind – that of MORO. The story of the family and pasta factory are inextricably intertwined within the social and economic fabric of the little town. Ever since 1867, the year in which Moro established the ...
Un libro sulla storia del Passo dello Spluga
Un libro sulla storia del Passo dello Spluga Con traduzioni in tedesco e italiano di Gian Primo Falappi, Bernadette Hautmann e Marcella Pult, è da poco uscito un interessante volume che ripercorre la storia del Passo dello Spluga.  Il libro è stato curato da Georg Jäger, al quale si deve ...
Bandadram
The brainchild of Roberto Lisignoli,Bandadram is a “street band” made up of percussionists guaranteed to grab everyone’s attention thanks to their engaging rhythms, movement and a choreography which almost immediately brings to mind the Samba Batucada, a style of music that might be Brazilian in origin but which owes ...
Trigger Happy
I haven’t known Andrea “Shooter” Resta for that long at all. But our friendship came about because of a shared interest in photography. It’s actually an overwhelming passion for the pair of us, more than a hobby - almost an obsession – it ...
Cloudbusting
Fabio Cucchi is a highly respected photographer who in Valle Spluga has produced an extravagant series of images devoted to water in all its shapes and forms. It’s easy to understand the attraction. A night sky above becoming a star-crusted crown, the valley adopting the soft blur of fleecy ...
Apartments in Valchiavenna
If you would like to rent out an apartment in Valchiavenna, Consorzio Turistico Valchiavenna propose you to buy an  advertisement on our web sites: www.valchiavenna.com www.campodolcino.eu www.madesimo.com    The cost is euro 40 for one year.   Into the section ACCOMODATION, everyone can check the list of ...
Mysteries Miths or Martians
Vho. An odd name indeed. It brings to mind an old black and white TV series of the 70’s, “Doctor Who” now a cult film niche. Science fiction at its best featuring an enigmatic character, a reality-transforming time-traveller cloaked within an aura of genuine ...
Via Spluga Guide available on Ipad
App-solutely fabulous!!! Via Spluga Guide available on Ipad.   This recent initiative from the Consorzio Turistico in Valchiavenna means that information, images and tips for the Via Spluga are always to hand. All you need to know about the historic Alpine pathway covering the 70km from Thusis to Chiavenna. Totally ...
Butterflies: the wonders of nature
Nothing stands still in the constantly changing natural world. As we wander through forest, field or along mountain paths in summer the actual cycle that Nature represents, through flower, insect, bird and wildlife might go relatively unnoticed but the dramatic explosion of life that results from ...
Reflex action! Michele Iosi Photographer
I’ve known Michele for many a year. Since we were kids at play. In the 80’s we created Valchiavenna’s very first websites together. But I can honestly say via genuine friendship and affection that I never imagined in those long-gone days the poetic and philosophical ...
Paola
Yes indeed “Paola’s Corner” has become a veritable touchstone for any visitor to Chiavenna who has clear ambitions in hunting down a souvenir – but don’t anticipate anything trivial! Of all the names which Paola Giuriani might have featured above her shop window, “Paola’s Corner” has a genuine ring to it. In the via ...
Everything under the sun
A popular feature of the week in Chiavenna is Saturday’s market in Pratogiano area. Popular with residents and visitors alike - full of character, colour and all-year-round bargain opportunities. The market sets out its stall early in the day: everything from fresh fruit and vegetables, sweets and biscuits of every ...
Glimpses of light and shadow
Strangely enough Ivo’s talent owes much to his wife Donata. Or rather to a gift he made several years ago which he then adopted for himself. It began with a neatly wrapped Reflex camera tied with a bow on the occasion of his wife’s birthday, and the idea of her learning the basics of ...
Hotel Vittoria in Montespluga
Whether down from Brabant or Bavaria, Jutland or the Ardennes To the rhythm of the pedal or leisurely plod Or even rocking and rolling round twist and turn. Of course Rovigo’s only a donkey ride away, and a Charabanc from Molfetta might suit¸ or even A scooter ride up from Reggio Emilia. Whatever ...
A Natural Combination
Holidays of a lifetime. Literally. In Vallespluga. It’s not overstating the case to say that Enrico Minotti might well have actually taken his very first steps in the meadows and woods around the village of Fraciscio. Fast forward a few years and once school had finished for the summer it was routine to head ...
Snapping away in the Val di Giust
Elio Selvatico, perhaps better known in art and by habitué of social media as Elliott Wild, followed up his passion for football – as coach within the junior sector – by discovering the joys of photography. He describes himself as enthusiast rather than professional, but his snapshots with their attention to detail ...
Magical, Mystical Montespluga
“It’s not easy to comprehend that one’s ego is a particular constraint and that planet earth is the way to experience the infinite”. (Yogi Bhajan) “Kundalini, literally “the lock of hair of the beloved” in Sanskrit, is a yoga technique of self-therapy rooted in an ancient ...
For 60 years the benchmark for quality
Since 1955 the Sala family have provided an impeccable service to the many tourists who have made this particular place a quintessential point of reference.   At the Albergo della Posta it’s as though time stopped still at the beginning of the 19th ...
Boyhood Memories
Our story begins way back in 1462 when the Piuro authorities acquired the rights regarding the Val di Lei from Counts Erdenberg- Sargans for the sum of 101 gold florins. At that time no-one imagined the strategic importance that this mountain territory was to assume here, 2000 metres up on the ...
A safe pair of hands
Flavio “Cico” Del Giorgio is a dynamic 60 yearold mountain fanatic who CAI has entrusted with the overseeing of the Chiara and Walter bivouac situated at 2660m at the Passo di Lei.  He’s a natural choice and totally committed to the task. Dedicated to Chiara Giuriani ...
Classic Models on Parade
The historic gallery of Chiavenna’s Fire Department is opening a new room dedicated to Claudio Persenico’s fire engine models. That’s me – a retired fire department head who served in the Chiavenna base from 1975 – 2008. My spare time was devoted to the construction of models on a scale of 1:14. It was a passion for ...
Storia e storie di Fraciscio
Testo a cura di Guido Scaramellini Centro studi storici Valchiavennaschi Credo che nessun toponimo abbia subìto da chi non è del posto tante storpiature quanto Fraciscio. Molto spesso ne si “addolcisce” la pronuncia introducendo una “n” e facendolo diventare Franciscio, ...
Carden: architectural gems
The architecture of the central Alps has long held a fascination for many. We’re not talking now about the splendid mansions or villas that feature in small northern town or city. We’ve gone all rustic. Styles of rural dwellings can of course differ hugely but in our local valleys there’s a pattern. Up until the ...
Procession of the faithful
This Good Friday, as ever, will see the Chiavenna Faithful celebrate Easter week with an elaborate, evocative procession through candle-lined narrow streets, from S. Fedele to S. Lorenzo halting in squares before continuing past the town’s elegant, frescoed homes, bell towers and churches. History and religion ...
The great migrants back on the wind
Silence reigns in the vast expanse of land surrounding the Lago di Mezzòla. It’s Autumn and something has changed. You note the colour of the vegetation, the gentle and constant lapping of waves on the sandy shores. But above all it’s the silence which prevails over a territory which until only very ...
Guardian angels amidst the mountains
The National Mountain Rescue Team is ready and active within Valchiavenna itself, with bases at Chiavenna and Madesimo. Staffed by highly qualified and experienced volunteers, the squad is capable of intervening quickly to undertake rescue operations in the mountains, incorporating activities such ...
Ufficio Turistico e Biblioteca di Campodolcino
Un servizio molto utilizzato e apprezzato dai turisti che soggiornano a Campodolcino è l´Internet Point attivo presso l´Ufficio Turistico in Via don Romeo Ballerini, 2. L’Ufficio Turistico mette a disposizione degli utenti una postazione per la navigazione Internet e la connessione Wi-Fi ...
Celebrating old values
The celebration of San Bernardo is a much-awaited feature of Bodengo’s year. The little church (15th C.) in the village is dedicated to the saint and the penultimate weekend in August sees the entire populace gather in the crotto area of this extraordinary alpine retreat. In years gone by it remained a ...
The chamois in winter
Curiosity plays a big part in my passion for photographing nature at its purest. And chamois in the snow in the upper reaches of Valle Spluga were a natural attraction. It’s impossible not to be impressed by their capacity to endure even the most hostile of winters. On my regular photo excursions throughout the ...

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