Are you preparing a holiday with your family at the moment? Well, this is the article you were looking for, as I will suggest something to do in January in Italy. In particular I will present an interesting event that takes place at the museum of Valfurva which is located in Valtellina in the province of Sondrio. It is a treasure hunt to discover the many agricultural treasures preserved inside the museum halls that takes place on January 25th. Here I’ll explain what it is and how to get there and I will also suggest where to stay.
The Vallivo Valfurva museum, named in memory of Mario Testorelli, preserves a rich historical-ethnographic heritage within its exhibition spaces. The exhibition recreates the atmosphere and the environments of the past. In this way it documents the history and culture of the farming and artisan traditions. Here it is possible to take a journey into the past through domestic environments and old shops. Very interesting are the reconstructions of the mill and the oven that represent the section of the museum in which everything that is needed for the preparation and baking of bread is displayed.
But that’s not all: a very interesting exhibit section is also the one dedicated to finds from the First World War. In particular, it is dedicated to the battles carried out on Mount San Matteo by Captain Arnaldo Benni. There is also a part dedicated to old fashioned skiing. Here you can see the skier soldiers who were trained in special schools and were engaged only on certain fronts.
For those looking for something to do in January in Italy the Valfurva museum offers an interesting answer. In fact, Italian families can participate in one of the workshops that are organized in these spaces. On January 25th at 2.30 pm there is a special treasure hunt, dedicated to children between 6 and 12 years, to discover the wonderful agricultural treasures preserved within this structure.
These workshops are an opportunity to improve manual skills and also stimulate creativity and socialization
How to get access
Here’s another thing: to participate in the event you must register at the museum. This must be done strictly two days before the date on which this interesting activity is held. The cost of the workshop is € 1 for each child. To request more information you can write to this email: email@example.com or alternatively you can visit this page. As for the visit to the museum, admission prices are € 3 for the whole and € 2 for the reduced.
How to reach it and where to stay
To get to the municipality of Valfurva it is possible to use three means of transport. These are:
By car it can be reached via the SS 36 Milan-Lecco-Colico. From here you must then continue on the SS38 of the Stelvio towards Titano-Bormio-Santa Caterina Valfurva. From Valcamonica it is possible to reach Tirano and then from here reach the destination via the Aprica pass. The nearest train station is Tirano. From here, scheduled buses to Valfurva are available. The nearest airports are those of Milan Malpensa and Orio al Serio from which taxis and buses are available to reach the Valtellina.
As for the overnight stay I suggest the hotel I Rododendri which is located in the center of San Antonio Valfurva. The cost of a room is around € 70. Another interesting solution is also the Ables Residence, which is also in the center of the town. The price of a room is around € 60 per day. In Santa Caterina Valfurva, staying at Baita Sciatori means immersing yourself into breathtaking open nature and being welcomed and cared for by hotel managers who really know how to put the guests at ease in a family atmosphere.
As you have seen there are many reasons to visit. What are you waiting for? Pack your bags for 25th of January at the Valfurva museum which, as you have seen, offers interesting activities for Italian families, particularly for those looking for something to do in January in Italy.