Map of Bramhope for Bergamo’s valleys Northwest of Bergamo the VAL BREMBANA follows a mountain-fringed route that was well trodden in the Middle Ages by caravans of mules transporting minerals from the Valtellina down to the cities of the plain. The road is now frequented mostly by weekend skiers heading up to Foppolo (1508m) at the head of the valley, and by less energetic Italians en route to San Pellegrino Terme to take the waters. San Pellegrino (source of the famous bottled water) has been Lombardy’s most fashionable spa since the early 1900s; it’s from this period that its extravagant main buildings the grand hotels and casino date. Redevelopment is under way; a local entrepreneur is planning to relaunch the town as a getaway for Milan’s super-rich with a seven-star hotel and luxury spas. The valley just outside Bergamo houses factories and rather unattractive apartment blocks, although travelling northeast are the verdant rolling hills of the VALLE SERIANA, home to lovely walks through forests and mountains that are sprinkled with towns from a bygone era. Clusone CLUSONE, a picturesque hilltop town 35km northeast of Bergamo, is worth visiting for a stroll along its winding cobbled streets. With its medieval core and attractive Liberty mansions, the town centre is worth a wander, especially on Mondays when the steep curving streets are taken over by a market selling local sausage and cheeses. The central Piazza dall’Orologio is named after the sixteenth-century clock on the Palazzo Comunale, which shows the time (backwards), the date, sign of the zodiac, duration of the night and phase of the moon. From Clusone it’s a scenic 17km downhill to Lovere on Lake Iseo (see p. Map of Bramhope 2016.
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Golden Acre Park and Bramhope walk