Nestled between Lake Iseo and Val Calepio, Sarnico is located on the south-western border of the lake, where the river Oglio receives its waters. Its airy piazzas, lakeside, shops, modern tourist facilities and its artistic and naturally beautiful surroundings make it a pleasant place to stay.

The Contrada – heart of the historic district which is home to the architectural vestiges of the old hamlet.
The Art Nouveau Villas – designed by architect Giuseppe Sommaruga at the behest of the Faccanoni family are amongst the finest examples of Art Nouveau architecture in the Lombardy region. Opened for events only.
Gianni Bellini Art-Gallery -150 works of art (15th/17th century) donated by Don Gianni Bellini to the community, on display at Gervasoni Palace (15th century), at one time a convent for nuns and completely restored in 2002. Open – from March to December: Saturdays from 14.30 to 18.30, Sundays from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.30 to 18.30.

It is good to know that in 1842 Pietro Riva, a young shipwright, opened a shipyard in Sarnico where he began to build the first Riva boats, world renowned for their class and personality.

Castles and hamlets – a truly fascinating historical route that from Sarnico leads to enchanting hamlets and castles:  Castelli Calepio, the medieval hamlet dominated by the Castle of the Calepio Counts, built around the year 1000; Castel Trebecco (10th century), in Credaro, located on a rocky spur, a medieval citadel with tiny courtyards and streets within the town walls; as well as the Castle of Grumello del Monte, which preserves the typical features of a manor house.
Paths of the Adrara Valley
– The Guerna torrent runs through this valley, from the high Val Calepio to the Hills of San Fermo, offering a variety of routes suitable for everyone. The map can be downloaded at Gruppo Sentieri Adrara
Corno Buco and Monte Bronzone –
for the more trained, a steep and panoramic trail leading first to the Forcella di Sarnico (400 m), then to the Corno Buco (2h – 966 m) and, finally, to the top of Monte Bronzone (3h – 1334 m).

By bus – from Bergamo line E, info and timetable: Bergamo Trasporti
From Iseo SIA line LS002 and from Brescia SIA line LS025, info and timetable: Arriva Italia
By boat – 
During summer, Sarnico can also be reached from the lake. Info and timetable: Navigazione Lago d’Iseo

Sport and nature in Sarnico

Cultural attractions in Sarnico

Accomodation in Sarnico

Where to eat in Sarnico

Iniziativa realizzata nell’ambito del bando Wonderfood & Wine di Regione Lombardia e Unioncamere Lombardia per la promozione di Sapore inLOMBARDIA

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