Val Gerola

Val Gerola (1050 m a.s.l.) was an ancient settlement of migrants from the Val Brembana and the Valsassina that came here for cattle breeding and iron mining. This valley is the undisputed homeland of the famous Bitto cheese – Dop-labelled and Slow Food presidium – which takes its name from the torrent that crosses it and gets down to Morbegno. The trails and routes of the Valgerola-Pescegallo skia rea are suitable for all ski mountaineering, Nordic skiing, snowboard and snow shoes lovers. The Valgerola is part of the Regional Park of the Orobie Valtellinesi (the slope of the Bergamasque Alps belonging to Valtellina) thanks to its rich unspoilt nature. Visit the Eco-museum in Gerola Alta and the “camera picta” (painted room) in Pirondini Street in Sacco, which contains a series of frescos of the XV Century representing one of the most beautiful picture of the “Homo Salvadego”, the typical inhabitant of these mountain valleys and symbol of the alpine country culture. Visit also the church of S. Bartolomeo, which has been known since 1307, and the oratory of the Confratelli (XVIII c.), as well as the very many churches and aediculae situated in the different hamlets. Enjoy nature on the paths and mule-tracks in summertime or try the suspense of flying hung on a steel cable with “Fly Emotion”.

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