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Art and culture

Inaugurated in 2005, the Textile Museum is an important testimony of Val Gandino’s textile tradition. The Museum is managed by the Associazione Ricerche tessili Storiche, A.R.T.S. a non-profit organisation. It is more than just a simple collection of mementos in that it recreates a complete (and functioning) cycle of textile…
The co-patronal church of San Martino in Leffe, which in recent years has served as a parish church, houses several important pictorial works and sculptures, including a large altarpiece by Tommaso Pombioli (renowned painter from Cremona) depicting the glorification of the Madonna, as well as other prestigious bronze statues by…
The provostal church of San Michele Arcangelo in Leffe was built in the 18th century according to architectural design of Francesco Muttoni. It offers a number of pictorial works and sculptures including the wooden simulacrum of the revered Madonna Addolorata (Our Lady of Sorrow) by Andrea Fantoni. There is a…
The parish Church in honour of Saint Andrew in Cazzano is from the 18th century. The bell tower was carefully restored in 2010. From the year 1000 onward, the church was expanded and embellished thanks to the Counts of Greppi (the noble mansion of the Counts of Greppi who later…
Oral history tells us that once a dancing gypsy wandered through Cazzano in olden times. We find that same figure on the town coat of arms in which the Torrione is depicted, a symbol of the town and its town hall today. It is a fortress dating to 1200. Cazzano…
It is located in the middle of the historic centre, built in varying phases between the first half of the 1500s and the 1600s. The building still has its historic gabled façade. It is connected to the Confraternity of the White Disciplines, who had it built at their behest and…
The Casnigo community is strongly connected to the Sanctuary of the Madonna d’Erbia in remembrance of the appearance of the Virgin Mary in 1550. The tradition says that a highly revered image of the Madonna was found in a farmer’s farmstead in a mountain community not far from the Sanctuary.…
The 18th century sacristy of the archpresbyterial church of S. Giovanni Battista in Casnigo is a jewel of the Bergamo region’s wooden art. The walnut and burled wood cabinets which entirely cover the four walls of the room located behind the high altar are the work of Ignazio Hillipront, who…
The Sanctuary of Ss.Trinità in Casnigo (departure point for the [Crossing of the Peaks](lBQbFEDxsT) is a trove of extraordinary artistic treasures. The inhabitants here proudly remember the epithet “the Bergamo area’s Sistine Chapel” given over the years to the Romanesque-Gothic church. The reason is immediately clear upon entering the sanctuary…
The Fratellanza Theatre of Casnigo was built at the beginning of the 20th century in the building housing the Fratellanza Circle, an irreplaceable benchmark in the town’s cultural and social life, especially since the Theatre has been recently restored: a tiny yet beautifully frescoed gem. Of the personages who have…
The Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie houses an exquisite Madonna from the 16th century and a fresco by Pietro Servalli. The inhabitants of Peia are all fond of this church and are numerous and devout in the celebration taking place each year on 5 August around the church. The…
Construction began in 1429 and it became a parish Church, gaining autonomy from Gandino in 1561. Consecrated for the first time in 1614 after the structure was renovated during the 1700s, it was reconsecrated by Bishop Gian Paolo Dolfin on 25 April 1780. Outstanding pictorial works include a pietà by…
The nativity scene tradition is deeply rooted in the communities of the Bergamo area. In the specific section of the prestigious [Museum of Sacred Art](bdiDgR1LJr), Gandino holds one of the most remarkable and extensive collections of Christmas compositions, a destination for experts and tourists from all over the world. Gandino’s…
The Basilica Museum, which serves to house numerous works of art belonging to the parish, was inaugurated in 1929 (it was a forerunner of its kind and strongly backed by Monsignor Angelo Roncalli, who became Pope John XXIII). It primarily holds the extraordinary treasures that merchants and noble families donated…
Click here for download the complete brochure The first section of the Museum (set up in the Convent on Via Castello) tells the story of the Ursuline Sisters through works of art, objects used in daily life, and reconstructed settings and documents. A second section is dedicated to the missionary…
The old conduit of the Valle Concossola was once vital for the factories on the valley floor. Water supplies were guaranteed by an old conduit. Recent preservation work has restored bridges and canals creating an educational tour but also a fascinating itinerary for hikers.
La grande piazza Emancipazione è il cuore della comunità poiché non solo è il luogo dove , davanti alla cittadinanza convocata “more solito” e cioè “ad tolam ba-tutam et ad campanas sonatas” venne firmato l’atto di emancipazione dalla ser-vitù feudale (1233), ma anche perché è il centro della vita religiosa…
Dedicated to Saint Joseph, the church is located on the old Mirandola road, and is one of the oldest in the parish, dating back to the 16th century. The Confraternity of Saint Joseph, which each year coordinates festivities in honour of Saint Francis of Paola, is found there. It is…
We find the 16th century church of Santi Gottardo and Bartolomeo Apostolo above the town of Gandino in the hamlet of Cirano which has been an autonomous parish since 1969. Celebrations are held in devotion to the Blessed Virgin of Good Health, yearly between the end of July and beginning…
The Church of San Lorenzo in Barzizza (a parish church once) is dedicated to the saint martyred in 258 A.D. and patron of deacons, cooks and firefighters. The area where the Church is located above the current parish church of San Nicola, was once a hermitage and is now a…
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