The Wine and Food Road of the Valcalepio certainly has an unmissable stop at Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII where, in addition to the house where Pope John was born, one can admire the Abbey of Sant'Egidio (10th century).
Other interesting attractions are the Abbey of Pontida (11th century) and the Colli di Bergamo Regional Park, from where one can reach the city which, as is well known, consists of a lower, more modern part, and an upper part that is older and absolutely delightful.
At the foot of the nearby Monte Bastia is the cradle of the productions of Moscato di Scanzo, at Scanzorosciate. The road then proceeds toCenate Sopra, a town inside the Val Predina Nature Reserve, run by the WWF.
At Trescore Balneario, the Chapel of Santa Barbara in Villa Suardi, frescoed by Lorenzo Lotto, is popular with art historians and enthusiasts. Other important places to visit are Castelli di Calepio, with the 15th century Castel de' Conti, and the main attraction of the Valcalepio, for the joy of gourmet travellers, is Grumello del Monte.
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Wine and Food Road of the Valcalepio
Via Bergamo, 10
24060 - San Paolo d’Argon (BG)
TEL: +39 035 953957
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