10 January 2020

Bergamo, gateway to a magical winter kingdom

Explore Bergamo’s mountains, the real snow queens
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Looking for the perfect destination for your winter getaway? Bergamo is the perfect balance between outdoor activities, wellness and culture!
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If you love sport you can choose from countless adventures. Not only altitude and cross-country skiingsnowboarding and freeriding, but also bobsledding, climbing and bouldering, without forgetting ski mountaineering and snowshoeing - a unique way to explore the mountains on snowshoes. In the Bergamo area, there are over 300km of ski slopes, served by 55 ski lifts and a rich corollary of facilities.
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Come to the Seriana Valley and be overcome by the dolomitic Presolana-Monte Pora area near the beautiful Castione, by the Spiazzi di Gromo, by Lizzola, by Selvino with Mount Poieto-Aviatico. Then discover the nearby Scalve Valley with Schilpario and the Colere Ski Area, the only one to boast ski runs approved for international supergiant and downhill competitions with an altitude of 1200m and lengths of up to 8km.
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Ready for more peaks? The Brembana Valley awaits you to entertain you in breathtaking landscapes. Its most famous slopes are Foppolo and Carona, and the Piazzatorre Ski Area. The Piani di Bobbio-Valtorta are equally appreciated, where you can find heights of up to 2000m and can admire the magnificent Pizzo dei Tre Signori up close.
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After enjoying yourself on all these slopes, snow parks and trails, you will have quality accommodation and facilities at your disposal to rest while awaiting the next challenge. In Bergamo’s valleys, sports, wellness and relaxation go hand in hand. Enchanting mountain shelters, chalets and spas await you to pamper yourself with all that the province has to offer.
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Treat yourself to a wellness break in Sant’Omobono Terme (Imagna Valley) or in the Art Nouveau spa in San Pellegrino (Brembana Valley), where the Belle Époque is never really over. Fresh and relaxed, you will be ready to discover Bergamo’s surprising cultural heritage, made up of masterpieces of sacred and secular art, by illustrious names such as Fantoni and Lorenzo Lotto, and villages located along the historic merchants’ routes such as the beautiful Cornello dei Tasso, Gromo and Oneta.
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Your journey won’t be lacking in delicious stopovers. Restaurants and agriturismi will be ready to delight you with Bergamo’s food and wine masterpieces. Typical products such as the nine D.O.P. cheeses, the excellent local cured meats, without forgetting casoncelli and scarpinòcc, the famous stuffed pastas to savour accompanied by a good glass of Val Calepio D.O.C. wine.
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Published on Avion Tourism Special Edition for Milan Bergamo Airport N73/2019
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