Bergamo’s beautiful upper town, the Città Alta (pictured above), is a magical place well worth visiting. Use this website to help you plan your trip to Bergamo in Northern Italy and find your way to some of the other lovely towns and villages in Lombardia that are perhaps less well known to tourists.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

What to see in Sarnico

Sarnico is at the most southerly point on Lago Iseo and is within easy reach of Bergamo.
It is a lovely place to visit on a day trip from Bergamo and you can enjoy walking at the side of the lake or taking a boat trip.
There are also plenty of things to see in the medieval part of the town, with its cobbled streets climbing away from the lake.
Just above Piazza Umberto in Piazza San Paolo off Via Tresanda is the 15th century church of San Paolo, while another church of interest, with a lakeside setting, is the Parrocchiale di Tours (pictured), an 18th century baroque style church with a marble altar.
Il Museo Civico Gianni Bellini has works of art from the period 1500 to 1700 on display in a restored 15th century palazzo.
To see a villa in the Liberty style take a look at Villa Faccanoni built by Milanese architect Giuseppe Sommaruga on the Via Vittorio Veneto leading out towards Predore.
Lago Iseo is the seventh largest lake in Italy and has Monte Isola, the largest lake island in Europe,at its centre.
For more information about what there is to see in Sarnico visit the Tourism Office in Via Lantieri.

Where to eat in Sarnico


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