Suggestions for enjoying Valtellina with the whole family
At the Observatory of the Alpine Eco-Fauna of Aprica you can see many animals, such as deer, ibexes but also diurnal and night birds.
It is possible to visit the Observatory of the Alpine Eco-Fauna just through a guided tour: the reservation is required. For more info, contact the Tourist Office of Aprica (tel. +39 0342 746113 | firstname.lastname@example.org)
Alpacas are gentle, curious, tame and quite
simply adorable! They make wonderful companions for children – and adults – to
spend a day walking and enjoying other activities with them.
Alpacas la Foppa: via S. Elisabetta, 70 - Caspoggio (Valmalenco) | +39 348 8893857| email@example.com | www.alpacaslafoppa.com
La Bella Vita Alpaca: via dei Fossi 12, Loc. Busteggia Piateda (vicino a Sondrio) | +39 392 2329786 (Stefano) | +39 393 4360308 (Davide) | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.labellavitaalpaca.com
Guided visit to the Malga dell’Alpe with traditional snack and workshops for children
Every Wednesday in July and August, the barns are open so that visitors can help with milking and interact with the animals. Then, what could be better to finish the day than a delicious afternoon tea with local products? Every Friday in July and August, children can participate in educational workshops to collect and transform raw materials into authentic farm produce for tasting.
Info: Malga dell’Alpe, Strada del Gavia (SO) Tel. +39 0342 935544 (tourist office) | +39 347 2570023 | email@example.com | www.santacaterina.it
Guided visit to the Malga Vago and milking
Every Monday and Wednesday from 17 June to 4 September visitors can learn about and try their hands at milking and taste the fresh, raw cow’s or goat’s milk.
Guided visit of the calf shed
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 18 June to 5 September you can enjoy a unique hands-on experience at the Azienda Agricola Alpe Livigno getting to know the workings of the calf shed and feeding the calves. The visit ends with a tasting session of 100% fresh and natural products.
Info: Tourist office of Livigno, Plaza Placheda | Tel. +39 0342 977800 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.livigno.eu
Childhood experiences last a lifetime, and Valtellina’s many educational
farms offer a world of authentic, natural experiences to explore. Living
amongst nature, learning what it means to be a farmer or producer, respecting
the animals and looking after them, gaining a better understanding of (healthy)
food life cycles – these are just some of the many themes that are covered in
an entertaining way.
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In Valdidentro, both in Winter and Summer, you can feel the emotion to drive a sled drawn by husky dogs. From 13 years on, you will drive your sled on your own after a detailed briefing, while children aged 3 to 12 will be transported into the sled bags exclusively by the instructors.
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ASD PICCH nonsoloasini (“not just donkeys”) offers short- and medium-length excursions around Teglio
Cà Frigeri 17 - loc. Picch nei pressi di Cà Frigeri lungo l’antica strada romana | Tel. +39 339 1920484 | email@example.com
Every Friday from 19 July to 23 August you can embark on an excursion with donkeys in the exquisite Val Viola (optional lunch in a refuge). The excursion includes readings and animated storytelling along the way.
Info: Tourist Office of Valdidentro, piazza IV Novembre 1 | Tel. +39 0342 985331 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.bormio.eu
Horse riding in Valtellina is an absolute must
if you enjoy interacting with animals. Throughout the region, numerous
equestrian centres offer excursions and lessons.
Contact the Info Points of the territory for more information
In Somaggia (Valchiavenna), Dartemis Villa
Contis Kennel raises animals such as zebras,
parrots, dromedaries, camels, llamas, birds of prey, cranes and mongooses – thanks to the area’s unique microclimate.
Here you can enjoy a slice of Africa and other exotic destinations in
Info: Dartemis Villa Contis Kennel, loc. Zocchi 1 Somaggia (Samolaco) | Tel. +39 338 8045656 | email@example.com | www.dartemisvillacontiskennel.it