Val Poschiavo, Poschiavo

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Val Poschiavo is a valley in the southern, Italian-speaking part of the Swiss canton of Graub├╝nden (Grisons). The main town is Poschiavo.GeographyVal Poschiavo can be reached from the Upper Engadin valley in the north via Bernina Pass (Passo del Bernina) and from the Italian comune of Livigno via Livigno Pass. In the south it stretches down to the village of Campocologno at the end of the valley, bordering directly on the Italian town of Tirano. Beneath Bernina Pass, the Val di Campo mountain valley leads up to Val Viola Pass in the northeast.The valley is drained by the Poschiavino river, flowing through Lago di Poschiavo. Smaller lakes in its basin include Lago Bianco, Lago di Saoseo, and Lago di Val Viola. From north to south, the valley descends from an altitude of 2300m to 550m, passing through different altitudinal zones. The surrounding mountains of the Bernina Range and the Livigno Alps include the Piz Pal├╝, 3901m, Piz Cambrena, 3606m, Piz Varuna, 3453m, and Piz Lagalb, 2959m.
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  • It's hard to pick the best scenery in this part of Switzerland, but I have to go with Val Poschiavo. Headed south on the train, when the valley comes into view it is breathtaking. I wanted to move....  more »
  • We visited Val Poschiavo for the day. The trip with the train from the Engadin is spectacular and Poschiavo itself is worth the visit with its ancient "Palazzos", and the medieval old town  more »
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  • Beautiful valley, very easy walk, also suitable for children, starting from the moorfield dam., There are free parking under the dam. Council.
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