Tirano is located in the mid-Valtellina area. It was a historic crossroads for travel to Switzerland, due to its proximity to the Canton of Grisons. In recent years, the town has experienced a significant increase in international tourism. In fact, the famous red Bernina Express train departs from Tirano. This scenic rail line offers views of the Albula landscape and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The nature, culture and cuisine feature a variety of unique interpretations and combinations depending on the zone and altitude. This area is also home to the Aprica ski area, an ideal destination for winter sports enthusiasts that offers skiing, snowboarding, alpine ski touring and snowshoeing. Another must-see attraction is the tranquil peat bog landscape in the Pian di Gembro Nature Reserve. Food lovers will enjoy stopping in Teglio, the homeland of pizzoccheri. Teglio is a charming village that has historical significance for the Valtellina area. The historic centre is well worth a visit, with its ancient religious buildings and Besta Palace, a historic noble residence.