This valley has several towns: Albogasio, Castello, Dasio, Drano, Cressogno, Oria, San Mamete, Puria, and Santa Margherita.
Valsolda was made famous by Antonio Fogazzaro‘s book “Piccolo mondo antico”, which is set here, and the writer’s home is still in Oria.
The municipal area stretches from the lake to the mountain plateau.
The valley has many churches: the Santuario di N.S. della Caravina (right before the state road between Cima and Cressogno), S. Ambrogio in the upper area of Albogasio, the parish church of the Annunciazione in the lower area of Albogasio, the parish church of S. Bartolomeo, the parish church of S. Martino, the parish church of S. Maria Assunta, and the parish church of S. Mamete.
The castle, with its unique setting, is also noteworthy.