Valdisotto (1139 m a.s.l.) was an ancient and
strategic military passage due to its position (visit the Forte Venini) and it remained
under the Grisons’ domination up to 1797 together with Bormio. Today Valdisotto
shares the ski runs and lifts of the
Vallecetta with Bormio, and the ones of the mount San Colombano with the
Valdidentro becoming in this way part of one of the most important ski area of
the province of Sondrio. Bormio and Valdidentro have their hot healing waters, while
Valdisotto produces one of the most famous mineral water in the world: the Levissima.
Here nature is supreme and intense as it was rocked by the natural disaster of 1987.
Despite this calamity, the landscape and the environment have regained all
their charm even though they have changed a lot. Skiing and nature within the
Natural Reserve of the Paluaccio, but also a refined alpine culture. The Romanesque
church of S. Bartolomeo de Castelàz is worth visiting with its three
interesting paintings and the archaeological excavations that brought to light
the foundations of the original apse. In Cepina visit the parish church of the Assunta
and the adjoining charnel house of the Eighteenth Century, which is decorated
with the frescos by Pietro Ligari, the parish church of Santa Maria Maddalena
whith a triptych of the 1590 by C. Valorsa and the church of Santa Lucia with
the frescos by the Valorsa.
Info: www.bormio.eu / www.visitvaldisotto.it