Guided Tours

The guided tour through the Rock Engraving Park is like a journey through time from the prehistory to medieval periods of the Valtellina. Starting with the amazing rock engravings on the Rupe Magna, passing the Antiquarium with its archaeological small finds the journey ends with a walk through the Old Castele (Castello Vecchio) from the 11th century and the impressive walls from a stronghold (Castello Nuovo) from the 14th century.

The advantages of a guided tour with the staff of the archaeological park are:
– Exclusive access to the Rupe Magna, with explanations to its historical and cultural background.
– Access to the Antiquarium (small excavation-museum with archaeological small finds).
– Explanation of the site from Prehistory to Medieval Period in a concise way. The staff is open to questions and discussion.
– Leaflets and picture postcards.


The Rupe Magna, the largest rock with Petroglyphs in the Alpine range can only be visited with a guided tour.

on opening days

  • 1st  guiding at 10:30 a.m.
  • 2nd guiding at 2 p.m.
  • 3rd guiding at 4 p.m.

Meeting point: Infopoint (Ca‘ del Cap)
Duration: about 1 hour
Tickets: adults 5,00 Euro ( >18 years) – children and teenager 3,00 Euro (11 – 18 years)

The guiding is free for visitors under 11 years.


The Rock Engraving Park as an archeological and natural park is a unique combination of historical, archaeological, architectural and landscape heritage from different periods of the history of the Valtellina. The Rupe Magna, an outstanding rock with more than 5.000 petroglyphs from the 4th to 1st Millennium BC is the leading actress during this guided tour. Rock Engravings from the Copper, Bronze and Iron Age provides an insight into ancient cultures and the prehistory of this mountain valley. Next to the Rupe Magna two medieval castle ruins offer another fascinating historical attraction. The Old Castle (Castello Vecchio) from the 11th Century and the New Castle (Castello Nuovo) from the 14th Century were built by the feudal lords to keep the valley under their control, but finally were destroyed or abandoned during the 16th and 17th centuries. The tour offers even a glimpse of the slopes of the Castle Hill that represent a fine example of the local tradition in Valtellina to build systems of dry-stone walls to create terraces for growing wine.

All season long on reservation
Meeting point: Infopoint (Ca‘ del Cap)
Duration: about 1 ½ hours

Note: Offer valid for organised groups just upon reservation under and +39 346 3331405.