Teglio’s luxurious Palazzo Besta should be on the map for every traveller to Valtellina. Dating back to the end of the fifteenth century, this aristocratic jewel, which has been decorated over the years with a series of paintings depicting mythological, religious and historic themes, is considered one of the most important examples of Renaissance architecture in Lombardy.
At the heart of the building, the internal courtyard reveals two rows of arches supported by columns and lavish frescoes on the upper loggia depicting scenes from the Aeneid. Don’t miss the ground floor’s Antiquarium Tellinum on the ground floor, which houses a collection of prehistoric stelae from the Bronze Age, namely the three Caven stones, of which one is the Mother Goddess. Scale the grand stairs to see the Hall of Honour on the first floor, resplendent with scenes from Orlando Furioso, the sala della Creazione (Creation), the study with its handsome umbrella ceiling, and the sala romana (Roman).
First opened to the public in 1927 as a state museum, Palazzo Besta was handed over to the Polo Museale della Lombardia in 2015, who carefully protect and conserve this fine historic site.
Where art, culture, the outdoors, and wellbeing converge: Teglio is a captivating local town at an elevation of 900 metres.
Teglio has a long history of many settlements from various groups, dating back to antiquity, which must be due to its strategic position and richness of the landscape, be it through its