|Comune di Madesimo|
|Frazioni||Isola, Montespluga, Pianazzo|
|• Mayor||Franco Masanti|
|• Total||85.4 km2 (33.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,399 m (4,590 ft)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Isolani or Madesimini|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Madesimo (once known as Isolato) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sondrio in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 110 kilometres (68 mi) north of Milan and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Sondrio, on the border with Switzerland.
Madesimo is a popular place for winter sports, and offers a variety of slopes an hills for both skiing and snowboarding. It currently features over 30 slopes which range from beginners to expert level. Among the slopes present in Madesimo, there is the famous Canalone, an off-the-track slope considered to be one of the most beautiful and challenging in the Alps. During the summer, there are many hike-able trails and paths that run up the mountains. It is here that the Tuscan poet Giosuè Carducci would come in search of inspiration for his works. The main avenue in Madesimo is named after him.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- Media related to Madesimo at Wikimedia Commons
- Madesimo travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Official website
- Selection of videos of skiing in Madesimo
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