The identity of Valtellina in its lifestyle


Visiting somewhere also means savouring its pace of life. A journey through little mountain hamlets, folklore and tourist-centric facilities.


For those who love shopping, Valtellina offers unique retail experiences. One of the best-know is Livigno, a huge open-air shopping mall, with more than 250 stores set against the fabulous background of the Alps. Livigno is home to the main fashion stores, with exclusive and single-brand boutique, quality bespoke outlets and those linked to both tradition and modernity; all consecrated by the elite labels and with a vast assortment of the main brand names. One big advantage is the good value of duty free purchases (product limits can be checked). 

It is worth shopping in Bormio as well for some retail therapy: its central Via Roma is packed with fashion boutiques. Stop in Tirano, with its shops in the old town centre, and in Sondrio, on a quest for glamour purchases or excellent food and wine products, accompanied by personalized advice from the local retailers. Finally, Morbegno and Chiavenna, with their lovely little shops and typical stores in their beautiful pedestrianized old town centres.