Your trip starts in Tirano, just few kilometres from the Swiss border. Tirano is one of the most picturesque towns in Valtellina. The famous UNESCO-listed Bernina Express railway starts its route from here and passes next to the majestic Basilica della Madonna di Tirano, the only Basilica in the province of Sondrio and one of the most monumental renaissance buildings in Valtellina. In Tirano there’s a warm, appealing atmosphere for gourmands, culture-seekers and outdoor enthusiasts to bask in. While meandering through Tirano’s picture book lanes, you can’t miss the ancient Sforza walls with the Bormina, Milanese and Poschiavina gates, the castle of Santa Maria, the bell tower of the Church of San Martino and the wealth of lavish buildings.
You can extend your stay and take the famous Bernina “red train” to experience a ride through the Alpine landscape.