Poschiavo - San Romerio - Viano

16.1 km
5:40 h
940 mhd
673 mhd
San Romerio
San Romerio

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Piazza Poschiavo
One of the most picturesque places of Valposchiavo is the Alp San Romerio with its Romanesque church. It can be reached on a hike through mountain forests and over Maiensässe.
Technique 0/6
Fitness 0/6
Highest Point  1849 m
Lowest Point  1008 m
Best Season
46.324764, 10.054638



At high altitudes, the air in Valposchiavo is often of almost dazzling clarity on sunny days. It is the light of the south that makes the landscape shine. A wonderful setting to experience this serene brightness is Alp San Romerio. It is located on a cliff-like promontory high above Lake Poschiavo. Wooden benches directly on the precipice invite you to a panoramic rest; in the neighbouring Ristoro you can fortify yourself with food and drinks.

This magical place can be reached on a longer hike. The ascent is initially easy, then increasingly steep and leads mostly through spruce and larch forests. At the end of the mountain forest, the view opens abruptly into the lower Valposchiavo and the neighboring Valtellina. A lot of views can be enjoyed during the mostly gentle descent into the mountain village of Viano, which until the 1970s was an important scene for the smuggling of sugar, coffee and tobacco to Italy.


The host at Ristoro San Romerio sells his own cheese and serves home-grown vegetables and salads.


The route is signposted as a mountain hiking trail (white-red-white, difficulty level T2). The starting point is the valley capital Poschiavo. On roads and gravel paths it goes first to Saltaplana, then on narrow forest paths in the Val da Terman up to the panoramic cliff of San Romerio. The descent via Piaz and Predasc runs mostly on gravel roads, in between also on footpaths. From viano there is an on-call bus to Brusio (reservation required in advance).

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