Historic palaces


Enjoy a journey into the past with a visit to the rooms and courtyards of historical buildings in Valtellina. Get your fill of art and culture inside Palazzo Besta in Teglio, surrounded by vineyards and gardens. On the first floor you will find the hall of honour decorated with scenes taken from the poem Orlando Furioso (The Fury of Orlando). Plan a trip to Valchiavenna, taking in Prosto di Piuro, home to the sixteenth-century Palazzo Vertemate Franchi, surrounded by a park with vineyard, orchard and vegetable garden. Do not miss the Giunone (Juno) room with its finely inlaid wood panelled walls and the Zodiac room. The move onto Tirano, with its seventeenth-century Palazzo Salis, home of the noble Salis von Zizers family, richly decorated with paintings.