Madesimo is located at 1550 meters above sea level and is in the province of Sondrio in the famous Vallespluga. It is part of the Mountain Community of Valchiavenna and is the most Italian village far from the sea, the Ligurian Sea is at 294 km far away.
Famous for its winter sports, Madesimo boasts over 60 km of ski slopes, skiing and many circuits for snowmobiling and snow kiting all in its ski area.
Alpine village of Montespluga is part of Madesimo and it is located at 1,908 meters above sea level along the highway that goes from Chiavenna to Splügen, which is only 3 km from Madesimo. Madesimo has always been a place of transit along the route of the Via Spluga borders and is therefore the ideal starting point for hiking destinations, mountaineering and ski touring.