Things to do in Chiavenna

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  • shirleyhr
    Neuchâtel, Switzerland8 contributions
    Quaint museum with a collection of hand made clerical fabrics and jewels found on site.
    Video in several languages explain the jewels in detail. The intendant was very hospitable.
    Chiavenna is a small Italian town worth visiting for its caves and natural cauldrons.
    Written 25 August 2019
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  • GregorRon
    Florence, Italy845 contributions
    After seen many of Italy's cities, you may want to escape to the green and lush areas. This park is perfect with its marked trails leading to various caves and look out points above Chiavenna.

    I decided to take off after lunch and have a hike. It was not planned. In my normal shoes and jeans, I felt comfortable. If you are in Chiavenna and have two hours or more, this is a must-do.
    Written 5 June 2016
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  • Ra The Gawd
    Letchworth, UK280 contributions
    Nice garden with an entrance of only 3 Euros.

    Brings a nice bit history to the small town.

    Would recommend for couples.
    Written 14 November 2015
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  • Winklight
    London, UK189 contributions
    Regular tours in Italian and English bring the mill to life. Fascinating slice of industrial history.
    Written 14 October 2015
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  • chickandbeast
    Southgate, Canada8,523 contributions
    Scavi di Piuro historical site is currently still being excavated,
    MUSEUM OF PIURO
    The Museum of Piuro excavations aims to preserve , exhibit and promote the relics found during the archaeological excavations made in the area affected by the landslide of 1618.
    Written 16 June 2017
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  • chickandbeast
    Southgate, Canada8,523 contributions
    Portico of San Lorenzo or porch entranceway is located at the base of the alp sin Chiavenna Italy, rather spectacular.
    Written 15 June 2017
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  • Eisha K
    2 contributions
    No trip to the exquisitely-preserved Alpine Renaissance town of Chiavenna is complete without a visit to the atelier of Kim Sommerschield - who has developed a style of painting in watercolour that approaches the intensity of oil painting. Mountainscapes from the surrounding valleys and local characters are depicted with a fresh, dynamic and bold approach to colour and form. Kim himself is personable and often on-site to talk about his paintings. These will be collectable one day. You will be amazed!
    Written 5 September 2017
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  • Jos Brem
    2 contributions
    The hike is outstanding in its own way. The trail kind of follows the normal motorway from Thusis towards Chiavenna. That's why around 30% of the time you can hear the engines in the distance. However, to me that was part of the experienice. More than I normally I stood still by the the essence of the modern era. I mean I was walking on ancient roads, feeling the heat of the sun and the tiredness of my legs whereas in the distance I heard the cars driving to the top. Who was feeling more worthy? The ones riding in their cars playing music on Spotify or me, confronted by the mointains, drinking water from a mountainstream, wondering about Roman people who'd witnessed the same stones and edges as I was. To me, I was the lucky one.
    Morover, the trail is unique in its variety; steep hills. rocks, forests and lakes all are on the Via Spluga. I understood why Goethe fancied this road so much..
    Written 24 August 2020
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  • Mauro V
    Pembroke Pines, FL472 contributions
    We broke our journey for a rest stop here. Walked the narrow streets and sat for a while in the square enjoying coffee and biscotto. Delicious. Pleasant service.
    Written 18 July 2018
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  • saronic
    Zurich, Switzerland23,620 contributions
    Located at the western end of Chiavenna's long pedestrian alley with changing names the Bar Enoteca Grapperia Micheroli was my choice for a late evening drink, but for once not a wine or a grappa, but a beer. There was indoor seating, also a terrace above the river Mera, but I sat down at one of the few tables in the attractive cobblestoned alley itself.

    From a friendly looking, but rather monosyllabic waiter I asked about 'Birra alla Spina' (draft beer). 'Si'. 'Anything local'? 'Yes'. 'Lager?' 'No, IPA'. 'Okay'. 'Medio?'. 'Yes'. The beer was served in a glass with the name 'Birrificio Valtellinese' on it. Checking about it I found out that it comes from a microbrewery from Berbenno di Valtellina, a small town to the west of Sondrio. Although not a great fan of Indian Pale Ale, this one was quite pleasant and original with a strong berry flavor.

    The price for this medium draft beer was 6€ Euros, which surprised me, considering the fact that I paid much less for a Prosecco with plenty of antipasti everywhere here. Maybe it has to do with the fact that it was a 'Birra artigianale' from a microbrewery.

    There is another entry at Tripadvisor for this place under restaurants with just the name 'Micheroli'. In fact some food like Hamburgers, Pulled Pork or Formaggio gets served here too.
    Written 22 October 2021
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