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Sondrio

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Civic Centers · Wineries & Vineyards · Castles
Sondrio is an Italian town and comune located in the heart of the Valtellina., Sondrio counts approximately 21,876 inhabitants and it is the administrative centre for the province of Sondrio. In 2007, Sondrio was given the Alpine Town of the Year award.HistoryFormerly an Ancient Roman military camp, today's Sondrio was founded by the Lombards: in their language Sundrium meant "Exclusive property", referring to the status of free men of the holders of the city and the surrounding land.After the fall of the Lombard Kingdom in Italy, Sondrio became part of the Holy Roman Empire. The Capitanei of Vizzola, who controlled much of the Valtellina, had it in 1040 from the emperor Henry II. From 1310 to 1335 the city was involved in the war between the Guelph and Ghibelline factions of the nearby Como, and its war against Milan. After having resisted several attacks by the Comaschi, in 1335 Sondrio and Valtellina became part of the Visconti Milanese dominions.From the second half of the 16th Century to the end of 18th Century, Sondrio was governed by the Tre Leghe Grigie ("Three Grey Leagues") of the Grisons, as the capital city of Valtellina. After the Reformation, Sondrio was the centre of heavy struggles between the Catholic Valtellinesi and the Protestant Grisons. In 1620 the citizens, led by Giacomo Robustelli, killed 180 Protestants and declared the independence of the Valtellina.
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Hidden gems in Sondrio

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Winery / Vineyard
Azienda Agricola Alberto Marsetti
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Il Camino di Motta
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Outdoor Activity
Lago Nero
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
MVSA - Museo Valtellinese di Storia e Arte
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Sondrio

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Garden
Villa Carlotta Tremezzina
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona Colico
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Wildlife Area
Riserva Naturale Val di Mello Val Masino
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Water Body
Lago dei Caprioli Pellizzano
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Popular things to do in Sondrio

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Park
Parco Adda Mallero Renato Bartesaghi
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Gift & Specialty Shop
Fuoriluogo Interior Design
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Civic Center
Piazza Quadrivio e Scarpatetti
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Architectural Building
Grand Hotel della Posta
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Sondrio

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Historic Walking Area
Palazzo Sertoli
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
santuario della Madonna della sassella
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Historic Walking Area
La Collegiata dei SS. Gervasio e Protasio
3.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Castle
Museo Castello Masegra
2.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Sondrio

Gift & Specialty Shop
Emozioni di Cioccolato
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Civic Center
La piazzetta dell'Angelo Custode
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
Civic Center
Piazza Garibaldi
2.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Outdoors in Sondrio

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Outdoor Activity
Sondrio Wellness Club
3.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Places to visit with Sondrio

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