Festa dell'alpeggio

WHERE Valmalenco
WHEN 13/09/2024 - 14/09/2024

Two days at the end of the summer grazing period celebrating the return of the mountain farmers and their livestock as they come down from high altitude pastures. 

 

True to tradition, Chiareggio comes out in force to celebrate the return of the ‘bacàn’, the mountain farmers who live a life of solitude for three months on the mountain pastures as they guard over their herd. This two-day festival brings you up-close with the passionate characters who have dedicated themselves to this humble lifestyle.

Opportunities to celebrate the Festa dell’Alpeggio aren’t limited to Chiareggio – all over Valmalenco you’ll find tastings of cheese, dairy produce, and other typical delicacies to indulge in, as well as the chance to discover a slew of artisanship and traditional crafts that are being handed down from generation to generation.

For more info, visit the official website of Sondrio e Valmalenco