In Val Bregaglia, picturesque and authentic villages line up side by side. They are mostly located down in the valley, or, like Soglio (1080 m) and Roticcio (1267 m), on the southern slope of the steep peaks. 2010 they were united into one municipality, but still each village has its own character: Vicosoprano (1067 m), for example, was for a long time the main town in Val Bregaglia, here was the court seat, and still today you can admire the impressive Pretorio. Stampa (994 m), on the other hand, is the home of the Giacometti family of artists, and it is here that most of Bregaglia's museums can be found.
Soglio is famous for the magnificent view of the Bondasca Group and also for the Salis Palace, which has been used as a hotel for over 100 years. Casaccia (1458 m) is located at the foot of two passes: the Maloja Pass and the Septimer Pass, and was once an important post station.
Maloja (1809 m) is the highest village in the municipality of Bregaglia and is situated on the shores of the vast Lake Sils. During winter, numerous kilometres of cross-country skiing are waiting to be discovered, and on the second weekend of March Maloja is the starting point for the famous Engadin Ski Marathon. Maloja has given its name to the "Region Maloja" (Upper Engadine and Bregaglia) and the Maloja sports brand. The popular excursion resort of Isola belongs to the village of Maloja and thus also to the political municipality of Bregaglia. And Castasegna (690 m), the most south-westerly village, already radiates a warm Italianità.
In 2015, the Bergell was awarded the prestigious Wakker Prize by the Swiss Heritage Society. The award recognizes that "a valley community on the edge of Switzerland draws its strength from its architectural heritage to promote independent development. The will to preserve one's own identity enables independent and creative solutions to challenges such as the construction of second homes, migration or the emptying of village centres". We are proud of this award and see it as a mission for the future.