15 October 2019

Green Bergamo

For the adventurous and gourmets looking to relax
For those of you who are looking for a place where you can immerse yourself in nature, play sports, discover the art of an ancient culture and eat well, look no further: Bergamo is your destination.
Come with us to discover the luxuriance of its gardens and parks, many of which are historic. Starting from the magnificent Upper Town, let yourself be embraced by the Parco dei Colli, created in 1977 and since then, the lung of Bergamo with its fauna and flora.
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To discover it, take one of the many cycle and pedestrian paths weaving throughout it and - after visiting jewels such as the historic Astino Monastery and the Sombreno Sanctuary - head towards the former Monastery of Valmarina, where every 1st Saturday of the month the Colli markets are held. Here you can taste typical, organic products obtained from the farms throughout the park: honey, fruit, sheep salami, Bergamasco endive, extra virgin olive oil, Brut, Valcalepio wine and typical Bergamo IGT wine.
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Are you looking for other km0 products?
Nature and sustainable food also meet at the Earth Market every 2nd and 4th Saturday, at the Piazza Cavour city park. The Slowfood Presidium in the territory select products from 35 local companies for these markets. They are selected according to the high standards set by the Coordination of Short Chain Markets, placing Bergamo in a high-ranking position nationally, for its policies on biodiversity and consumer health.
Continuing north you will be welcomed by our mountains, united by valleys which also offer gastronomic excellences.
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Lovers of the open air?
Follow the panoramic Orobie Trail from Stabina to the Presolana, staying in a mountain refuge at medium or high altitude. Or, mount your steel horse and discover the tracks by bicycle or mountain bike, taking advantage of a healthy agriturismo to replenish you.
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Love typical products?
Cheese production is one of our valleys’ strong points! Home to four of the nine D.O.Ps in the province, a record number in Italy. Between a walk and relaxing in a spa resort, in the Upper Brembana Valley you will get to know the Bitto and the Formai de Mut cheeses (blue label if from the mountain pastures).
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The Taleggio Valley will offer the medieval Strachitunt, with incredible flavour and history, produced together with the homonymous cheese.
Not enough? Fans and connoisseurs have an unmissable event in autumn. From 17th to 20th October the pavilions of Bergamo’s Trade Fair and the Upper Town will host the "Forme - Bergamo European Capital of Cheese" exhibition. This year, it will also host the World Cheese Awards. The experts say they will be ready to award the new "Oscars" of dairy excellence.
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With more than 3000 cheeses, 2500 companies and over 40 participating nations, there will be tastings and rare products, above all, those from Bergamo. Also, two years after the recognition of the Venetian Walls as UNESCO World Heritage, Bergamo could be crowned the head of the Cheese Valleys in the UNESCO Creative City for Gastronomy, of which it is currently a candidate.
With such a program, you can't miss it!
Edited by Alisè Vitri
Text: Copyright © Visit Bergamo Press Office
Photos for editorial use only - Copyright © Visit Bergamo
Published on Avion Tourism Magazine Special Edition for Milan Bergamo Airport N72
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