|Città di Tirano|
|Province||Province of Sondrio (SO)|
|Frazioni||Baruffini, Cologna, Madonna di Tirano, Roncaiola|
|• Mayor||Franco Spada|
|• Total||32 km2 (12 sq mi)|
|Elevation||441 m (1,447 ft)|
|• Density||280/km2 (730/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||Martin of Tours|
|Saint day||11 November|
Tirano (Lombard : Tiran; German : Thiran) is a town and comune (municipality) in Valtellina, located in the province of Sondrio, Lombardy (northern Italy). It has 9,053 inhabitants (2016) and is adjacent to the Switzerland-Italy border. The river Adda flows through the town.
Located nearby is the Catholic shrine of the Madonna di Tirano,a major tourist attraction. The shrine is dedicated to the appearance of the Blessed Mother to Mario Degli Omodei on September 29, 1504, an event religious pilgrims credit with ending a pestilence.
The Museo Etnografico Tiranese (MET) is an ethnographic museum and located nearby the Basilica Madonna di Tirano in an 18th-century Palazzo, the Casa del Penitenziere (Penitent's House).
The museum of Palazzo Salis in the old town of Tirano is an example of the use of trompe l'oeil to create the illusion of architectural features.
Tirano has two neighboring railway stations. One, a standard gauge station, is operated by Trenitalia, the state railway company, and is terminus of the Tirano–Lecco railway.
The other, a metre gauge station, is operated by the Rhaetian Railway (RhB). The line of the Bernina Railway connects St. Moritz (Canton of Graubünden/Switzerland) with Tirano. The complete line was opened in 1910. In 2008 the Bernina Railway as well as the Albula Railway were added by UNESCO to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The Rhaetian Railway, abbreviated RhB, is a Swiss transport company that owns the largest network of all private railway operators in Switzerland. Headquartered in Chur, the RhB operates all the railway lines of the Swiss canton of Grisons, except for the line from Sargans to the cantonal capital, Chur, which are operated by Swiss Federal Railways (SBB CFF FFS), as well as the line from Disentis/Mustér to the Oberalp Pass and further on to Andermatt, Uri, which is operated by Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (MGB). Inaugurated in 1888 and expanded from 1896 onwards in various sections, the RhB network is located almost entirely within Grisons, with one station across the Italian border at Tirano.
Edolo is a town and comune in the province of Brescia, Lombardy, northern Italy, located in the upper Camonica valley. Edolo is neighbour to the comuni of Corteno Golgi, Incudine, Lovero, Malonno, Monno, Ponte di Legno, Saviore dell'Adamello, Sernio, Sonico, Temù, Tovo di Sant'Agata, Vezza d'Oglio and Vione.
The Bernina Pass is a high mountain pass in the Bernina Range of the Alps, in the canton of Graubünden (Grisons) in eastern Switzerland. It connects the famous resort town of St. Moritz in the Engadin valley with the Italian-speaking Val Poschiavo, which ends in the Italian town of Tirano in Valtellina. The pass lies a few kilometres east of Piz Bernina, and south of Val Minor.
Campagna is a small town and comune of the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of Southern Italy. Its population is 17,148. Its old Latin name was Civitas Campaniae. Campagna is located in one of the valleys of the Picentini Mountains, at an altitude of 270 meters above sea level.
Poschiavo is a municipality in the Bernina Region in the canton of Grisons in Switzerland.
Poppi is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Arezzo in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 40 km east of Florence and about 30 km northwest of Arezzo.
Val Poschiavo is a valley in the southern, Italian-speaking part of the Swiss canton of Graubünden (Grisons). The main town is Poschiavo.
The Albula Railway is a single track metre gauge railway line forming part of the so-called core network of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB), in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It links Thusis on the Hinterrhein at 697 m (2,287 ft) and Filisur at 1,080 m (3,540 ft) with the spa resort of St. Moritz in Engadine at 1,774 m (5,820 ft).
The Bernina Railway is a single-track 1,000 mmmetre gauge railway line forming part of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB). It links the spa resort of St. Moritz, in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland, with the town of Tirano, in the Province of Sondrio, Italy, via the Bernina Pass. Reaching a height of 2,253 metres (7,392 ft) above sea level, it is the highest railway crossing in Europe and the third-highest railway in Switzerland. It also ranks as the highest adhesion railway of the continent, and – with inclines of up to 7% – as one of the steepest adhesion railways in the world. The elevation difference on the section between the Bernina Pass and Tirano is 1,824 m (5,984 ft), allowing passengers to view glaciers along the line.
Bernina Diavolezza railway station is a railway station in the municipality of Pontresina, in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. It is located on the Bernina line of the Rhaetian Railway, at the foot of the Diavolezza mountain, as well as near the Diavolezza and Lagalb ski region.
Poschiavo railway station is a railway station in the municipality of Poschiavo, in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. It is located on the Bernina line of the Rhaetian Railway. The station lies just outside the village of Poschiavo, and is linked to it by an avenue at right angles to the line.
Li Curt railway station is a railway station in the municipality of Poschiavo, in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. It is located on the Bernina line of the Rhaetian Railway.
Le Prese railway station is a railway station in the village of Le Prese, within the municipality of Poschiavo and canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. It is located on the Bernina line of the Rhaetian Railway.
Miralago railway station, previously known as Meschino railway station, is a station in the village of Miralago, within the municipality of Poschiavo and in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. It is located on the Bernina line of the Rhaetian Railway.
Brusio railway station is a railway station in the municipality of Brusio, in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. It is located on the 1,000 mmmetre gauge Bernina line of the Rhaetian Railway. Hourly services operate on this line.
Campocologno railway station is a railway station in the municipality of Brusio, in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. It is located at the border between Italy and Switzerland and is an intermediate stop on the 1,000 mmmetre gauge Bernina line of the Rhaetian Railway. Hourly services operate on this line.
Tirano railway station is one of two stations in Tirano, Italy. It is the southern terminus of the metre gauge Bernina line of the Rhaetian Railway from St. Moritz. Hourly services operate on this line. It is adjacent to the main-line Rete Ferroviaria Italiana Tirano railway station.
The Brusio spiral viaduct is a single-track nine-arched stone spiral railway viaduct on the Bernina Railway. It was opened on 1 July 1908.
The Palazzo Salis is situated in the heart of the historic centre of Tirano, a small town in the valley Valtellina in the north of Italy. The building got constructed during the second half of the 17th century by the noble family von Salis-Zizers, a branch of the important and well known grison family von Salis.
The Museo Etnografico Tiranese (MET) is an ethnographic museum in Tirano, a town in the valley of Valtellina in the Lombardy region. It was founded in 1973 thanks to the "Centro Iniziativa Giovanile (C.I.G.)" with the aim to document peasant life and culture of the mountain region of the Valtellina. The "Centro Iniziativa Giovanile" run the museum until the end of the year 2017, since then the municipality of Tirano took responsibility for the continuation and development of the museum.
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