the over 60 alpine huts lying among forests, pastures and peaks that are part
of the history of mountaineering such as the Berina, the Badile and the Gran
Zebrù. Enjoy the height of mountaintops and reach these little pearls nestled
among the rocks by walking on the many trekking routes: in the refuges here in
Valtellina you will experience the real mountain as well as feeling yourself at
home welcomed by true hospitality and lulled by the best traditional cuisine.
You will have a onetime and unforgettable day in the refuge or spend a real
touring holiday from a refuge to another surrounded by landscapes of
incomparable beauty. Because the mountains of Valtellina are really #wonderful!
Aprica (1180 m a.s.l.) lies on the Alpine Pass
of the same name, which connects the Valtellina with the Valcamonica, in the
province of Brescia. This was an ancient communication route for pilgrims,
soldiers and merchants that came down from the Bernina and were directed to the
Po valley. Today Aprica is a both winter and summer vacation resort that spreads
on a green basin surrounded by the nature of the Park of the Orobie
Valtellinesi (the slope of the Bergamasque Alps belonging to Valtellina) with the
botanic treasures of the Pian di Gembro Natural Reserve and of the Observatory of
the Alpine Eco – Fauna that hosts a marvellous specimen of brown bear. Choose Aprica
for alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, ski mountaineering and snowshoes: lifts, ski
runs and trails, ski-schools and routes can satisfy any desire of yours. In
summertime you can dive into the most unspoilt nature choosing among trails and
routes to walk or to ride on. If you are not afraid of, then mount and climb
uphill the length of the Aprica, Mortirolo and Santa Cristina passes, which hosted
the Giro d'Italia many times. Visit the church of the Assunta, the church of San
Pietro and the modern murals on the walls of the different quarters painted by
a local artist.
Info: www.apricaonline.com / www.valtellinaturismo.com
Enjoy Valtellina bresaola Delicious, healthy cured beef, guaranteed by PGI marking, compliant with strict production rules and regulations and respect for tradition. Taste PGI apples from Valtellina, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious and Gala, excellent products with all the characteristics of mountain apples: crunchy, fragrant, aromatic and juicy. Discover the flavour of Bitto cheese, with all the aroma of mountain grass or savour Valtellina Casera cheese, a semi-fat dairy product with ancient tradition.