ENJOY THE WONDERFUL SPRING ON COMO LAKE, VALTELLINA AND VALCHIAVENNA
Between April and May it is possible to disconnect from the routine and everyday stress thanks to the spring holidays (Easter, 25th April, 1st May). Among the many options, more or less exotic, why not consider a destination that is closer and just as fascinating?
The Hotel Maloia has the good fortune to be positioned a short distance from dream destinations, which the whole world envies us.
Como Lake, Valtellina and Valchiavenna: to you the decision of how to enjoy your time, choosing only the best that these places have to offer, without limitations.
What to do? Here are some useful tips for your holiday at the Hotel Maloia
Our advice is to visit the architectural beauties such as the Villa Balbianello, Villa Carlotta and Villa Serbelloni.
Even the historic churches, such as the Cathedral of Como and the Basilica of Sant’Abbondio are noteworthy.
For culture lovers it is possible to visit the Moto Guzzi Museum or the Paolo Giovio Archaeological Museum.
Do not miss the Lake Como Music Festival, for lovers of classical music and the Biennial of Contemporary Art of Como.
The most beautiful and romantic villages to visit are absolutely: Varenna, Cernobbio and Bellagio.
Not to mention the two cities from which the branches of the lake take their name: Lecco and Como (in this case, do not miss the spectacular view of the lake which can be enjoyed at the arrival of the Como-Brunate funicular).
There are also many offers related to sports, for the spring holiday period: from trekking routes to running, to cycling routes and kitesurf, windsurf, rowing and boat trips and also the main towns of the lake are connected by ferry service.
Nature is the landlady in Valchiavenna, there really is something for everyone! For example it is possible to book guided Nordic Walking tours.
Durinf Spring holidays it is possible to make trips along the ancient paths. For example, in the municipality of Codera, they organize guided tours in the moonlight: don’t miss it!
Unmissable are also the Marmitte dei Giganti in Chiavenna or the Acquafraggia Waterfalls.
For bike lovers it’s possible to rent e-bike in Madesimo.
For those who love art or even in bad weather, ideal is a visit to architectural jewels such as the Palazzo Vertemate Franchi or the traditional Mulino di Bottonera, Portico e Chiesa di San Lorenzo or San Martino (both are churches).
Not to be missed are museums such as the Historic Fire Department Gallery (ideal for those with children), the Via Spluga Museum, the Botanical Archaeological Park “Paradiso”, Caurga Museum or the Milk Museum.
In case of bad weather or if you have children, there are small but interesting museums to visit: in Morbegno the natural History Museum, the Ecomuseum of Valgerola or in Sondrio the Mineralogical Museum.
Then, the Valtellina Path, with its 114 km of length, connect Colico to Bormio. It’s perfect for a trip in the open air, on foot or by bicycle, following the course of the river Adda or along the wine route (Via dei Terrazzamenti).
Also the Via Priula, an ancient connection path, is delicious in spring for lovers of long walks in nature or a trip in the Val di Mello nature reserve (Val Masino) or again, really very close to the hotel, a walk in the Pian di Spagna nature reserve.
To be considered even more distant destinations, like the suggestive Park of Rock Engravings in Grosio.
Thrill seekers can have fun at Fly Emotion in Albaredo per San Marco.
Among the many architectural beauties we point out the remains of the fort Fuentes, Castel Grumello, Castel Masegra, the Palazzo Malacrida and a walk on the Ganda bridge.
The Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tirano and the Abbey of Piona are also worth a visit.
Cross the great passes of the territory along scenic and fascinating roads, especially for motorcyclists and cyclists: San Marco, Mortirolo, Gavia and Stelvio are all in Valtellina!