Introbio , situated in the center of Valsassina , has a very interesting historic village , thanks to its ancient origins and to the numerous historic testimonies that came to us.
Known since Etruscan and Roman times , Introbio preserves various artifacts , like objects , tombs and ruined walls of ancient fortresses. A good evidence is the ancient Palace of Pretorio’s front door , that was destinated to be the statehouse and the Podestà’s residence.
Walking through the historic village you can see religious buildings like the Church of St. Michele ( that it probably was the first in 1100 ) and the Church of St. Caterina ( 1539 ). But the most important is the Church of St. Antonio Abate , situated in the center and parish’ place , it was rebuilt during 1800 in neoclassical style.
Other important construnctions situated in the historic village are Arrigoni Tower: a medieval tower used to sight barbarians that hanging around the territories of Valsassina , it has some characteristic elements projected by Leonardo da Vinci , and the amazing Villa Migliavacca , that actually hosts the Municipality.
Photos by Graziano Peverelli