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Comune di Madesimo
Madesimo in Summer.JPG
Madesimo is located in Italy
Location of Madesimo in Italy
Coordinates: 46°26′N 9°21′E / 46.433°N 9.350°E / 46.433; 9.350
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Sondrio (SO)
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[1])
 • Total 597
 • Density 7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Isolani or Madesimini
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 23024
Dialing code 0343
Website Official website
Madesimo in winter

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 borders the following municipalities: Campodolcino, Ferrera (Switzerland), Medels im Rheinwald (Switzerland), Mesocco (Switzerland), Piuro, Splügen (Switzerland), Sufers (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.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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