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15 - Chiavenna ( 333 m A.M.S.L )

Chiavenna lies at the foot of the Alpi Retiche, at the point where Valle Spluga meets Val Bregaglia.

A stroll through the little town´s centre will throw up a whole host of references to its historic past. Of enormous interest is the Treasure Museum adjacent to the San Lorenzo rectory where there is an extensive array of sacred vessels, vestments, paintings, sculptures and work by goldsmiths on permanent display. ´La Pace´ (The Peace) is an absolute masterpiece of the medieval goldsmith´s art.

Situated in the old artisan district of Chiavenna, the Bottonera Mill is a fine and rare example of industrial architecture. Now a museum the building is still alive with the atmosphere of the unremitting work of the miller and his team in the 1800´s.

Certainly not to be missed are the characteristic ´crotti´ within the town. These are naturally formed caverns within which visitors can enjoy typical local cuisine. A short distance from the historic town, at Prosto di Piuro, the Palazzo Vertemate Franchi, a Renaissance mansion is a huge attraction.


Palazzo Vertemate Franchi
Situated in Piuro, just a couple of kilometres outside Chiavenna, the mansion is a splendid monument to the Renaissance, located in a genuinely natural and enchanting environment; elaborately frescoed walls and ceilings depict huge scenarios from Greek mythology; Stüe (wood panelled rooms) and intricate inlays form part of the wonders of the place.

OPENING HOURS
From March to November
Every day: 10-12 and 14.30 - 17.30
 
Closed on Wednesday (except festivity)
During August opened every day: 10-12 and 14.30 - 17.30


Mulino di Bottonera
Situated in the old artisan district of Chiavenna, the Bottonera Mill is a fine and rare example of industrial architecture. Now a museum, the building lives on with inside the atmosphere of the unremitting work of the miller and his team in the 1800´s.
Spread over four floors visitors can appreciate some masterful carpentry work as the vast majority of the old mill was constructed with wood.

OPENING HOURS
From April to mid-June: Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays, from 14.30 to 17.30
From mid-June to mid-September: Daily from 15.00 to 18.00 (Closed Tuesday)
From mid-September to 1st November: Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays from 14.30 to 17.30



Hotels

Hotel Crimea
Tel. +39 034334343
Email: info@hotelcrimea.net
www.hotelcrimea.net
Hotel Conradi
Tel. +39 034332300
Email: info@hotel-conradi.com
www.hotel-conradi.com
Hotel San Lorenzo
Tel. +39 034334902
Email: info.sanlorenzo@yahoo.it
www.sanlorenzochiavenna.it
Ostello Al Deserto
Tel. +39 3317492468
Email: info@ostellochiavenna.it
www.ostellochiavenna.it
Vecchia Scuola Pianazzola
Tel. +39 349 3435130
Email: platzer99@hotmail.com
www.vecchiascuola.info


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