Leonardo da Vinci recorded “Voltolina, it is said, surrounded by valleys and magnificent mountains makes powerful and distinct wines, but with so much livestock, it was concluded by villagers, that there was more milk than wine .. " The Hotel Funiva sits in the heart of the Valtellina valley, full of history, art, culture and ancient traditions. Bormio sits on the banks of the River Adda which flows down the valley from Cancano, a place loved by bikers and mountain walkers. The Alta Valtellina is the top part of this valley in which you will find Bormio, Livigno, Santa Caterina. Nearby Switzerland is connected by the famous Bernina Express Train, the Red Train which winds through beautiful mountain villages from Tirano to St. Moritz.
The Valtellina is famous for its wines and its hearty mountain food. Pizzoccheri is today appreciated both in winter and summer alike as a tasty meal for all.
See the Valtellina Images: http://www.altavaltellina.eu/ryanair/galleria.htm