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Bergamo and the surrounding territory up to Lake Iseo

Bergamo and the Bergamo plain are inserted in a naturalistic context of rare beauty: there are numerous springs of spring water and canals, including the best known that of Brancaleone and Caravaggio, the protected green oases, including that of the Parco del Serio Nord near Seriate, as well as the marvellous landscapes of the Brembana and Seriana valleys until reaching the imposing peaks of the Orobie Alps. There are numerous cultural offers organized throughout the year in Bergamo, very modern ski centres and facilities equipped to meet every need of winter tourism, a dense network of paths and shelters for trekking and mountaineering enthusiasts in the summer months and varied itineraries ideal for a fun picnic out of town. A few kilometres from Gazzaniga, Lake Endine is the ideal destination for relaxing walks or bicycle rides or to practice numerous water sports including canoeing and timeless fishing.

Also famous Lake Iseo is just 30 kilometers away, nestled between the Prealps, from the Bergamo to Brescia shores, it is a destination that conquers all year round thanks to the mild climate and the varied offer of activities offered by the territory.

Our NephroCare Gazzaniga dialysis centre, just 30 km from Bergamo city, is the ideal destination for travellers interested in staying in the capital and an ideal starting point for discovering the surrounding area. Open all year round, it offers three shifts (morning, afternoon and evening) on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and two shifts (morning and afternoon) on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Activities & Sights

Bergamo is a city with a thousand faces and a thousand cultural proposals, capable of satisfying everyone's needs. Porta Nuova, a monumental gate, formed by two imposing neoclassical buildings from which the entry of goods into the city was once controlled, is now the fulcrum of the Lower Town. In the back gardens of Piazza Matteotti stands the famous Monument to the Partisan, the work of famous sculptor Giacomo Manzù. The Academy and Picture Gallery of Carrara, one of the most important artistic institutions in the city, houses the works of masters of the size of Raphael, Botticelli, Mantegna, Tiziano, Tiepolo and Canaletto.

Bergamo "the most beautiful spontaneous example of medieval architecture" (cit. Frank Lloyd Wright)

The heart of the Upper Town, reachable via the San Vigilio funicular, is Piazza Vecchia which overlooks the most evocative sculptural and architectural masterpieces of Bergamo: The "Campanone", the civic tower of the city; the octagonal Gothic Baptistery; the Palazzo della Ragione, the ancient town hall and the Contarini fountain. Dedicated to the captain of fortune Bartolomeo Colleoni is the majestic Colleoni Chapel, a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance. Inside the equestrian statue of the leader, the sarcophagi inlaid in marble and the tomb of the beloved daughter Medea.

Located nearby is the sumptuous Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, whose red and white marble lions majestically guard the entrances. Frescoes, stuccos and tapestries designed by Lorenzo Lotto, decorate the building which houses the monument to Gaetano Donizetti, the famous Italian composer. Surrounding the fortified city are the sixteenth-century Venetian Walls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from which it is possible to enjoy a breath-taking view of Bergamo and the gunboat of S. Giovanni, a precious testimony of military technique in Bergamo under Venetian domination.

Bergamo and its mountains

Val Seriana is the ideal combination of nature, history and millenary tractions: There are numerous alpine tourist resorts that dot the area. An oasis of peace is Selvino, a few km from Gazzaniga. Numerous activities and offers are available in the area. From Monte Purito to nature trails up to the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Perello, from mountain bike excursions, to the famous mini walk organized for children up to the numerous paths of the Adventure Park.A few kilometres away also the famous Terme di San Pellegrino attracts visitors. Not far away on the plateau that stretches from Monte Cimiero to Pizzo Formico and then to Presolana, stands Clusone, a well-known tourist resort known for its numerous aided paths through verdant pine forests and the most demanding hikes in the Pre-Alps and Orobic Alps.

Crespi D’Adda, strolling through a workers' village of the late nineteenth century.

Crespi D’Adda, less than 20 km from Seriate, is the only example of industrial archaeology classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as an illustrious example of a workers' village, an environmental and architectural jewel. A day at the Crespi D’Adda cotton mill is a dip into a place out of time, the unique opportunity to identify with the life of the last century.

Abbazia Sant’Egidio in Fontanella, the charm of the Middle Ages

About 30 km from Seriate in the woods of Mount Canto stands the Abbey of Sant'Egidio. Founded a thousand years ago in Romanesque style and embellished with wonderful frescoes and a mysterious sepulchre it is an enchanting place to relive an era of knights and crusades.

Lake Iseo and its islands

Pearl of rare beauty nestled between the Prealps, from the Bergamo to Brescia shores, Lake Iseo is a destination that conquers all year round thanks to the mild climate and the varied offer of activities offered by the territory.

From cultural tourism to naturalistic, seaside and sports, from wellness to spa, from food and wine tours to the numerous events organized for families with children. Recognized as one of the "most beautiful villages in Italy", Montisola is the pearl of Lake Iseo, characterized by a timeless atmosphere and the absence of car traffic. It is possible to walk the paths surrounded by olive trees to discover the characteristic fishing villages of Peschiera Maraglio, Carzano and Novale, until you reach the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Ceriola, a sacred place and a panoramic point from which to enjoy the surrounding landscape.


Bergamo confirms its international vocation paid off every year by a high number of tourists from all over Europe. The tourist accommodation throughout the area is very good and accessible at medium prices, despite that, for the most demanding, there are luxury facilities and wellness centres especially in the city and in the thermal areas of San Pellegrino and Trescore Balneario. Booking a stay in one of the many equipped refuges and campsites, immersed in the quiet, between valleys and mountains, is an excellent opportunity to enjoy a holiday to discover the area. There are also numerous charming beds & breakfasts, small pensions and family-run holiday homes as well as the possibility of seasonally renting comfortable apartments located in the most famous mountain villages.

Culinary & Culture

Simple traditional dishes

In this land, prestigious restaurants have established themselves, ranging between tradition rooted in local cuisine and experimentation. Cuisine is rich in flavours thanks to the numerous mountain pastures, excellent cheeses including Quartirolo, Formaggella della Val di Scalve, Taleggio and Selvino di Grotta being served with honey and delicious local jams. These can be enjoyed accompanied by rich platters of cold cuts, Risotto with Bagoss, casoncelli, beef in oil, tasty roasts based on aromatic herbs or polenta.

Also delicious are the desserts, including Torta Donizetti, Torta di Treviglio and delicacies based on stracciatella. In the mountain area there are numerous typical restaurants where you can taste the flavours of the past as well as small shops where you can buy delicious local products.


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