Come to Valtellina
Unique landscape and unforgettable places. Valtellina is definitely worth a visit! An alpine valley wide and cozy, that stretches for over 120 km in the northern part of Lombardy. Valtellina borders with Switzerland to the North, with the provinces of Bergamo and Brescia to the South, Lecco to the West and Bolzano to the East.
The highest point is Piz Bernina (4049 mt) and the lowest point is the natural reserve of Pian di Spagna (203 mt), nearby Lake Como.
How to reach the valley by car
Coming from Milan, take the highway directed to Lecco – Colico to the Fuentes crossroads from where you can choose to go whether to Valchiavenna (Trunkroad SS36 dello Spluga) or to Valtellina (Trunkroad SS38 dello Stelvio).On the Eastside of the lake, you can take the panoramic route to the Fuentes crossroads, while leaving from Como, on the Westside, you can take the Regina Trunkroad to the small village of Dubino. There are two important Alpine passes that connect Chiavenna to Switzerland: the Splügen Pass (2115 mt) and a few kilometers ahead, the Maloja Pass (1815 mt). It links Chiavenna to Sankt Moritz and the Engadin valley and to Val Bregaglia. You can reach Livigno through the Forcola Pass (2315 mt) not very far from Bernina and the Umbrail Pass (2500 mt) and Munt La Schera Tunnel.From Bergamo, you can reach Morbegno through the San Marco Pass (1991 mt).From Brescia, you can get to Aprica driving accross the Tonale Pass to the village of Edolo. It is also possible to go through the Gavia Pass (2621 mt) to get to Santa Caterina Valfurva, not far from the beautiful town of Bormio. The Stelvio Pass (2757 mt) is the easiest way if you are coming from Bolzano in the region of Alto Adige, and you want to reach Bormio. Remember that most of these passes are closed in the wintertime.
How to reach the valley by train
From Milan you can take a train directed to Tirano, passing along the evocative Lake Como. In Colico you can choose to get off and take another train to the little quaint town of Chiavenna, or you can go on to Morbegno and Sondrio. The last station is Tirano, where you can take the Bernina Express heading to Switzerland.
How to reach the valley by plane
The closet airports are Milan (Linate or Malpensa) and Bergamo (Orio al Serio). In Valtellina there is a little heliport situated in the small town of Caiolo, a few kilometers West from Sondrio.