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Valsolda is a comune (municipality) of c. 1,600 inhabitants in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 km north of Milan and about 25 km north of Como, on the border with Switzerland. Valsolda consists of Cressogno, San Mamete, Albogasio inferiore, Oria, and Santa Margherita on the shores of Lake Lugano, as well as Loggio, Drano, Puria, Dasio and Castello on the mountains above. It was the set of the works of Antonio Fogazzaro, including Piccolo mondo antico and Malombra; his house in Oria is still visitable.
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