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Mazzo di Valtellina is located on the slopes of the Mortirolo pass, in the medium-high Valtellina. It is one of the richest villages in history and art in the whole territory. The territory of the village of Mazzo affects the two sides of the Valtellina, the southern one indicates the Mortirolo pass - which forms the border with the province of Brescia - while the western side indicates the Schiazzera pass, bordering on Switzerland.
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Mazzo di Valtellina
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Mazzo di Valtellina
A look at Mazzo di Valtellina
A look at Mazzo di Valtellina

About the village

Mazzo of Valtellina (Maz, in valtellinese dialect) is located on the slopes of the Mortirolo pass, in the province of Sondrio, in the mid-upper Valtellina. It is one of the richest villages in history and art of the whole Valtellina. During the period of fight between the Papacy and the Empire, between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines, in these lands dominated the Lordship of the Venosta under the name of Matsch, from which the name of Mazzo would derive.

The area of the village of Mazzo affects the two sides of the Valtellina, the southern one signals the Mortirolo pass - which forms the border with the province of Brescia - while the western side signals the Schiazzera pass, bordering Switzerland.The village of Mazzo, like few other inhabited areas of Valtellina, is a place where art, medieval history and the Renaissance combine. In fact, it presents itself as a real time capsule to be opened, rich in medieval architectural works to be discovered, such as the Romanesque baptistery, the gothic bell tower of the Parish Church, the fortified Contrada of Pedenale and Bellaguardia's Castle. However, there are innumerable works of the sixteenth century, such as the Casa Lavizzari, belonging to the Venosta's family of Match, with sixteenth-century graffiti and baroque ornaments, the Church of Sant'Abbondio a Vione and the Church of Saints Matteo and Filippo Neri designed by Lugano workers and founded in 1667.

Village of Mazzo di Valtellina
Municipality of Mazzo di Valtellina
Province of Sondrio
Lombardy region

Inhabitants: 1.050
Center altitude: 552 m s.l.m.

The Municipality is part of:
Valtellina mountain community of Tirano
ANCI

Municipality of Mazzo di Valtellina
Via Mortirolo, 5, Mazzo of Valtellina (SO)

Patronal Festival
Saint Stephen - December 26th

ON THE TRAIN

  • Tirano station
  • Sondrio station

BY PLANE

  • Bergamo Orio al Serio airport

Sleep, eat, buy...

Antica osteria Venosta
Piazza Santo Stefano, 3 - 23030, Mazzo di Valtellina
Cantina Contadi Gasparotti
Via dei Castelli - 23037, Tirano (Sondrio)
8.31 Kilometers from Mazzo di Valtellina

Mazzo di Valtellina is present in issue 1 of our digital magazine e-borghi travel.
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Events

saturday
26
december, 2020

Saint Stephen - Patron Saint

From the blog

Typical dish of the Valtellinese tradition, in particular of the Alta Valtellina, the manfrigole are a sort of crepes prepared with white flour and buckwheat flour, with a filling based on Casera cheese and bresaola, or other typical ingredients of the area. It is a main course of peasant origin, very caloric but very tasty, ideal for dinners with friends on cold winter evenings. Let's see how to prepare this delicious dish! Ingredients For crepes: (6 people...
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