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Trip Planner Europe  /  Italy  /  Lombardy  /  Province of Sondrio  /  Grosio

Grosio

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Ruins · Churches · Landmarks
Grosio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sondrio in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 130km northeast of Milan and about 35km northeast of Sondrio, on the border with Switzerland. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 4,790 and an area of 127.0km2.The municipality of Grosio contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Tiolo and Ravoledo.Grosio borders the following municipalities: Grosotto, Monno, Poschiavo (Switzerland), Sondalo, Valdidentro, Valdisotto, Vezza d'Oglio.Culture and TourismRock Engraving Park-GrosioSpecial and unique is the Rupe Magna at the Rock Engraving Park of Grosio. A large rock which has more than 5.000 engraved figures from the 4th to the 1st millennium B.C.The Rupe Magna is with a length of 84 mts and a width of 35 mts one of the biggest engraved rocks in the Alpine range. Various themes like human figures, including “orants” or armed men, animals, geometrical shapes and cup-marks are incised on its surface.On the "Dosso dei Castelli" (Castle Hill) even the impressive ruins of two castles can be visited. The Castello Nuovo was built in the 14th century by the family of Visconti. The Castello Vecchio (o San Faustino) was constructed in the 11th century by the Bishops of Como. Churches
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