Immersed in the high Rhaetian and Orobie peaks, where Mount Rolla stands out, stands the historic town of Sondrio, in the homonymous province in Lombardy. From the dense and populous historical center it will be possible to get lost in the narrow streets that lead to the ancient Masegra castle: the historic and imposing fortress in the highest part of the municipality. Discovering the city center of Sondrio is really a recommended choice for visitors who want to fully enjoy the neat and evocative "Valtellina" style. From Palazzo del Governo, near the monumental Piazza Campello, it will be possible to reach Scarpati, a characteristic district with flowered squares, wooden balconies and ancient stone porticoes. And for lovers of history and beautiful walks in the open air, it will be possible to walk along Via dei Terrazzamenti where you can enjoy a breathtaking view that ranges between "vertical vineyards" and the high peaks of the Orobie Alps. And there is no shortage in Sondrio culinary proposals, events and activities that can satisfy adults and children, such as the party of Scarpati district "ScarpatettiArte", during the month of July, which offers visitors art exhibitions, theme games and cultural evenings Even the food, mainly home-made, is at the center of the typical life of Sondrio.At the main dishes, you can not miss a taste of the "taroz" (potato pie, string beans and cheese), the "sciatt" (cheese polpettine) and to the typical apple pie, strictly Valtellina.
The city of Sondrio is well connected with the main national and international locations through the airports of Bergamo "Orio al Serio" (about 116 km) and Milan-Malpensa (about 170 km). Also provided efficient connections by train or bus in the direction of Milan and Lecco. Reaching the center of Sondrio is in fact easy for travelers who come from the capital of Milan or the main European locations.
The city of Sondrio is easily reachable by air both with flag carriers and low cost. To reach the city center from the "Milan Malpensa" and "Orio al Serio" airports , there is the Gianolini Trasporti shuttle service.
The Sondrio train station (Piazzale Giovanni Bertacchi) is served by the Trenitalia and Trenord companies which offer connections to the main regional stations. Scheduled daily trips also with high-speed trains to Milan and Lecco. To find timetables, destinations and to book the ticket, we recommend that you consult the website of the transport companies.
The city of Sondrio is connected to many localities of the province thanks to a dense network of suburban buses that depart and arrive at the city station of Via Tonale (near the railway station). The extra-urban transport service is managed by the STPS company. Urban transport, on the other hand, is served by the company Gianolini Trasporti and the ticket price for a single ride is € 1.30 valid for 90 minutes. For details on timetables and itineraries, you can consult the company's website.
If you plan to spend a few days in the beautiful town of Sondrio, the car is probably not the best choice. Much of the historical center of the city is in fact forbidden to cars but there are public parking areas: the main one is near the railway station.