Valtellina, the alpine valley of the upper Adda River, is 120 km long and is located in Lombardy in northern Italy, extending from Lake Como to the Stelvio Pass. The main towns are Sondrio and Tirano. The valley is a fertile agricultural region, well-known for its wineries and artisanal products.
The province of Sondrio boasts excellent local gastronomic products which are available all-year round. The gastronomic routes of Valtellina and Valchiavenna stretch across snow-covered mountains and lush valleys. One can visit vineyards, wineries, farms, restaurants, as well as local producers of honey, IGP bresaola, DOP cheeses, apples and other local products.
Sondrio's food and wine routes extend to other resort areas such as:
Chiavenna renowned for salami, cold pork meat and IGP Bresaola
Val Gerola and Val Albaredo famous for Bitto cheese since ancient times
Valtartano and Val di Mello for the production of Patalos cheese, which is matured in red wine and Valtellina Casera cheese
Teglio, home to buckwheat, offers Pizzoccheri, a wide tagliatelle pasta served with potatoes, spinach and Bitto cheese.