The 7 holes in front of the tower of Belvedere are called the 'Giants' Pot-holes'.
They are created by a natural fenomenon : the pressure of large glacier stones and water have created round holes in the rocks.
The largest hole is 11 meter deep and 16 meter broad. They are each surrounded by a fence.
The landmark of Maloja!
The construction of the tower and castle was started in 1882 and finished in 1903 as the residence of the (Belgian!) Duke de Renesse.
Later it was sold to the Swiss League for the Protection of Nature, and they pulled the castle down.
You can visit the tower during summer (july - october) and the christmas vacation. It is used for art exhibitions.
Pila is an area in Maloja that only has 6 houses. It's famous for the Graubünderfleish (pork.
You can recognise the pig stable :
it's a building with 2 floors, at the first floor is the actual stable where the pigs are. The second floor is a storage for the food.
After the pig is slaughtered, they salt and smoke the meat. At the ridge of the roof they hang the meat to dry.
The scenic road of the Maloja pass, deep into the green valley, will guide you through the valley up till Saint Moritz.