The village of Monno, immersed in the countryside, offers an incredible peaceful and tranquil location. It’s as if time stands still and the rhythm of life slows down.
From Monno it is possible to reach Passo Mortirolo, where Val Camonica joins the Valtellina. At Mortirolo the battle took place in 773, between the Longobardi led by Adelchi and the Franchi led by Carlo Magno. (mentioned in the tragic poem by Manzoni).
The chronicles of the ‘Giro d’Italia’ Mortirolo is one of the most ambitious and demanding trails in mountain bike competiotions.
Mortirolo’s vegetation is typical of the high altitude, with the last Larch trees making way for the small bushes and the alpine moorland. In the month of June, the flowering rhododendrums offer a fascinating spectacle.
In the winter Mortirolo provides a meeting place of mountaineer and alpine skiing enthusiasts.