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DISCOVER THE PROVINCE OF BERGAMO

Discover the PROVINCE of Bergamo with a licensed Tourist Guide.

DISCOVER BERGAMASK LAKE

Iseo Lake tour is a nice trip to discover the natural landscape in the Bergamo surroundings, at about 38 minutes from Bergamo.

It takes only 40 minutes to cover the distance of 38 km (23 miles) that separates Bergamo from the Lake Iseo to live a unique experience. The calm emerald green waters of the lake reflect ethernally the stunning beauty of the steepy cliffs, high mountains, gentle hills that like a kaleidoscope compose the vision of harmony that this lake offers to every visitor.

Christo too, the world-wide famous American Bulgarian artist visited Lake Iseo and inspired by it, selected this place to create an incredible temporary art installation, a miracle that helped 1.2 million people walking on the water of the Lake in 15 days, between June and July 2016, as reported in the Art Newspaper Journal on 28th March 2017, an event that represented the most visited work of art in the world in 2016. 

The beautiful coastal villages represent an interesting attraction for all the visitors, as they conserve important traces of their medieval history, elegant witnesses of art nouveau style villas, unexpected art treasures in the well conserved parish churches. 

An unforgettable experience is the navigation of the lake Iseo around Montisola, the biggest island in a lake in Europe and the two minor islands of Loreto and S. Peter on board of a RIVA AQUARAMA motor boat tour or more simply enjoying the everyday ferry-boat connections to the central island.

Visit Lovere, its historical and artistic patrimony: the medieval traces of a surrounding wall, its medieval towers, Vittorio Emanuele Square, its churches and the Tadini Picture Gallery.

Reach the southern part of the lake driving along the amazing west coast and discover the natural beauty of its steep cliffs at Castro.

Enter the village of Sarnico and visit the old centre of the village, the small St. Paul Church, the S. Martino Parish Church, Umberto I° Square and the extraordinary few Liberty style villas, planned by the famous architectSommaruga .

Walk along the lake-side for a relaxing promenade.
Reach Iseo Village discover its picturesque historic center and then take the ferry-boat to Montisola to enjoy a stunning view in the central part of Lake Iseo.

Mountains and Valleys

A spectacular crown of very high mountains encircles Bergamo's territory in the northern part of it.

A spectacular crown of very high mountains stands like a natural background in the northern part of Bergamo.

Visit Brembana Valley, the medieval village of Camerata Cornello, on the way of the old "Via Mercatorum" which connected Bergamo to Valtellina and the Swiss Grigioni, along Brembana Valley.

Discover the homeland of the Tasso family, the Museum of the Postal Service, the beautiful small medieval church with fifteen century frescoes; not to far from here, San Pellegrino, the Liberty Style pearl of the valley, the old SPA center and meeting place of the international jet-set at the end of XIX° and at the beginning of XX° century.

Visit its elegant Liberty style monuments, the Grand Hotel, the Casino and the SPA Centre. 
Take another tour to the Val Seriana, to the north-east part of Bergamo. Reach the most important center in the valley, Clusone and its amazing medioeval city hall, look at the Fanzago watch that embellish the communal tower, visit the rich religious churches, the Oratory of the Disciplines where to admire a relevant fresco that represents "the Macabre Dance".

Low Lands 'La Bassa'

Discover the Bergamask plain in the southern area of Bergamo, a rural space spotted with old isolated farmhouses.

Pieces of cultivated lands in the southern area of the "Fosso Bergamasco" a water borderline which separated two different lands characterized by two different cultures, the Milanese on one side and the Venetian on the other.

Visit the Malpaga castle 
It was Bartolomeo Colleoni’s headquarter, a XIV Century Lombard building, the stage where several historic events took place. The beautiful and rich court where renowned protagonists of Reneissance life met the great warrior. It conserves inside interesting frescoes on the life of the great “Condottiero”.

Malpaga Castle is one of the most outstanding castle in the province of Bergamo. It overlooks 330 hectares of farmlands in the Park of River Serio, creating an amazing natural and architectural complex.

Reach Treviglio a crossing point village, half-way to Milano, Bergamo, Cremona. Walk for a nice promenade along its central Via Roma to reach the parish church of S. Martin. Discover inside its precious polyptic painted by Bernardo Butinone and Bernardino Zenale, a true masterpiece.

Sotto il Monte
Pope John XXIII

Visit the little village of Sotto il Monte at about 18 km far from Bergamo where Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli later Pope John XXIII, was born.

Enter his humble native house, a typical bergamask farmhouse with few rooms but a very serene atmosphere and a strong dignity.

Discover those places where he spent his childhood and breathed his first holyness.

Visit the small church of S. Maria in Brusicco where he received his Baptism. Reach the parish church of St. John the Baptist and the Museum dedicated to the "Good Pope" named "Cà Maitino" housing several portraits, gifts, personal objects collected by John XXIII in the five years when he was a Pope.

Crespi d'Adda

The industrial Village - Unesco Patrimony

Crespi d’Adda is the name of a company town of workers founded in 1878 by Cristoforo Benigno Crespi on the boarder between the province of Bergamo and Milan, separated by the river Adda.

An extraordinary example of a village of workers during the industrial revolution in Italy that today still conserves perfectly its urban set made with the worker’s houses, the big cotton-mill, ordered gardens and all the necessary public services.

This site entered the World Heritage List in 1995, as an "extraordinary example of the industrial archeological world”.
Address

Via Galileo Galilei, 4
24040 Osio Sopra
Bergamo (Bg)
Italy

Contacts

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