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The antiquity of the farming traditions

The territory of  Valdisotto, at the entrance to Bormio, extends along the path of the river Adda, and is composed of many small villages that lie both in the valley and on the slopes of the mountains Vallecetta and S. Colombano. In these small villages, among which is Cepina, seat of city government, it is easy to savor the spirit of the mountains and the farming culture.

To underline the antiquity of the human presence in this territory, there is the trail of the Coppellate Stones on Mount Vallecetta, where you can observe from close up, the ancient prehistoric stones. During the course of the centuries, Valdisotto, now an integral part of the district of Bormio, had a complex history of allegiance, first with Milan, then the Grigione (Swiss), and finally Italy.

Very high, very pure, Levissima

The recent socio-economic history in Valdisotto was influenced not only by the presence of the establishment of the mineral water Levissima, but also thanks to the intuition of Dr. Gaspare Piccagnoni, who in the thirties discovered the Organoleptic properties of the spring water source for his hotel, the Hotel Cepina.

The landslide of the Val di Pula

Finally, it should be remembered that natural disasters have ravaged the Valdisotto between July 18 and July 28, 1987: first there was the flood, and then the huge landslide of the Val di Pula buried the village of Sant’Antonio Morignone, and changed the geography of the valley. One of the few buildings that survived the landslide is the church of San Bartolomeo de Castelaz.