The Scarpatetti Arte Cultural Association is hosting the 22nd edition of the famous “Scarpatetti Arte” art
event. During the two-day
event, the historic Scarpatetti
neighbourhood in Sondrio is transformed into a veritable open-air
exhibition space, with numerous works exhibited in the streets,
courtyards, and traditional stone houses.
Visit the official website of Scarpatetti Arte
The neighbourhood of Scarpatetti, which is thought to have been named after a family from the Grison canton in Switzerland many generations ago, or from the dialectal word “sgarba tec” or “uncovers roofs”, is without a doubt the most well-preserved neighbourhood in Sondrio. From Piazza Quadrivio you can stroll through this picturesque corner of the town and up to Castel Masegra, which offers a spectacular view of the provincial capital. Rural architecture, internal courtyards and capitals honouring the Madonna, stonework and wooden railings combine to create a unique architectural landscape.