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Tirano(tērä`nō), town (1991 pop. 8,919), Lombardy, N Italy, on the Adda River, in the ValtellinaValtellina
, Alpine valley of the upper Adda River, c.75 mi (120 km) long, in Lombardy, N Italy, extending from Lake Como to the Stelvio Pass. The main towns are Sondrio and Tirano. The valley is a fertile agricultural region, known for its wine.
..... Click the link for more information. , near the Swiss border. It is an agricultural and silk market. Nearby is the Church of the Madonna di Tirano (1503), a popular place of pilgrimage. The Bernina railroad, the highest in the Alps, runs from Tirano to St. Moritz, Switzerland.
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