Sondalo (mt. 940)
Thanks to its dry climate and clean air, in Sondalo in 1901 stood a mountain of the first institutions for the treatment of lung disease, the Pinewood Sortenna, the first Italian sanatorium.
Among the pines themselves at the foot of Mount Sortenna stood in 1946 on the behest of fascist climate Eugenio Morelli Hospital with 2500 beds well.
An architectural gem, which is also surrounded by pine trees, is the Vocational Training Centre Vallesana.
The story screams still the desire of faith through its numerous churches, among which stands out for the artistic value of S. Marta the thirteenth century but in Baroque style, it restructured in 1787 (none the Romanesque bell tower).
Inside, several paintings signed by John from Sondalo (XV).
Arriving in Sondalo can not raise his eyes and admire, almost suspended in the Dosso Boffalora, the church of St. Agnes, documented in 1215, which also housed the "Romit", a crucifix of the twelfth century that bears the name of a hermit who lived there in 1600: a wooden sculpture of merit, the oldest in the entire province of Sondrio, now housed in the church of S. Francis.
Several frescoes on the walls of the houses and Home Bassanini (former rectory) is still a valuable stüa fine show.
But the wealth of Sondalo is also natural.
The pretty villages Front Fumero and lead directly in Val di Rezzalo, immersed in the Stelvio National Park, traversed throughout its length by a military road, a paradise for walkers and lovers of rural architecture, the river Rezzalasco sometimes flows in cascades, and following the trails can be reached by Gavia valley until the arrival of the lifts of Santa Caterina, or Val Grande in Brescia.
The territory of Sondalo Valtellina is the richest minerals, after Malenco Valley.
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