Food & Drink Itineraries

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CHIURO

Chiuro  is considered the "wine-making capital of Valtellina": its agricultural tradition has always been founded on the cultivation of grapes for wine and on the production of the best red wines in Valtellina.

Our Valley is the largest terraced area in Italy: over the centuries, the terraces have transformed the entire Rhaetian side of Valtellina into vineyards, reaching altitudes of almost 1000 metres a.s.l..

This noble agricultural tradition dates back to a faraway past - the wine produced in the Valtellina was known and loved as early as before the year ten hundred - and has always been a source of wealth for the area, constituting the main source of income for a good part of the population.

A visit to Chiuro will surely be enhanced by its unique food and wine tradition which combines the poor man's dishes of long ago with the quality of D.O.C. wines, allowing the visitor to relive an atmosphere that can only be experienced here.

The vine cultivated in the Valley is a Nebbiolo, locally known as Chiavennasca, from which producers obtain DOCG Valtellina Superiore, DOCG Sforzato di Valtellina, DOC Rosso di Valtellina and IGT Terrazze Retiche di Sondrio wines.

The many wine-making companies that operate in the Chiuro area welcome visitors by appointment for guided tours of their wine cellars, where you can find the charm of the ancient architecture and the most innovative technologies living together.

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IL GRAPPOLO D'ORO

An unmissable date for wine lovers is the Grappolo d'Oro, held in the first week of September, a week entirely dedicated to the red wines produced in Valtellina.

The initiative offers guided tours of the wine cellars, strolls on the trail of the Valtellina grape production, conventions and MEETINGS, as well as musical performances and cultural events.

So for one week, the town transforms itself and celebrates its traditions: the streets in the town centre come to life with tasting sessions featuring characteristic products, markets and exhibitions; the ancient courtyards are opened to everyone, in a party atmosphere with the flavour of the past.

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THE SASSELLA RUN.

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SONDRIO TEGLIO.

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CYCLE PATHS.

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19-HOLE GOLF COURSE.

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AIRFIELD.

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SKI MOUNTAINEERING.

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ALPINE SKIING.