Tourist Area Crossed
The cultivation of vines has ancient origins on the hills of Franciacorta, as evidenced by the findings of prehistoric grape seed and the writings of classical authors such as Pliny, Columella and Virgil. Vine cultivation has been a constant in Franciacorta, where grapes were grown from Roman times to late antiquity and the Middle Ages, thanks to its favourable climatic and soil conditions. Though it experience good and bad periods alike, viticulture in these lands never stopped.
A diamond of rare beauty from the wonderful facets on which is reflected the blue sky and the red of the summer sunsets, set in a precious crown of mountains and hills adorned with color schemes and antique engravings. We do not speak of a jewel, we are on Lake Iseo, where you can lose yourself in the magic of ancient villages, where ampoules of scents of flavors from the kitchens of the quaint restaurants and voluptuous taste of traditional cuisine are able to turn the tide of the day.
Try to walk barefoot in the cool waters of a brook, to spend a romantic night in a mountain cabin or a swim in a sea of white snow and soft: a holiday in Presolana is an adventure to discover a new freedom! A window on nature, its contrasts, its harmonies, discovering the romantic Valley of the Mills and the ancient Via del Latte, the huts and flowering alpine huts, tasty dishes full of delicious. You meet horizons and unforgettable views... And silence that is a real philosophy of life.
The Vivione Pass is a mountain at an altitude of 1,828 m s.l.m. that connects the valley of Paisco, secondary valley of Camonica Valley, the Valley of Scalve, natural continuation of camuna valley. The pass is located entirely within the province of Bergamo.
The passage is found in the Alps and pre-Alps Bergamo and the orographic point of view separates the Bergamo Alps in the north by the Bergamo Prealps south. For motor racing it is an almost unprecedented route.
Malonno and the church of S.S. Faustino and Giovita
The Cathedral stands on a rocky cliff not far from the town of Malonno. The original church dates back to the XI - XII century. by the Benedictine monks of the Monastery of San Faustino Brescia. The building was enlarged in the fifteenth and sixteenth century. The building is characterized by the clearness architecture of the facade but above all for the excellent spatial articulation of the interior and the brightness of the whole. In downtown of Malonno can be seen even three noble towers, with stone masonry irregular, beautiful portals, some more complex and machined, others with simple granite lintels, arches and bundles, remains a bit 'neglected houses important or clear Private farmers, as well as an interesting melting furnace.
Situtated on the border of Lombardy and Trentino Alto Adige, and surrounded by the Adamello-Presanella, Ortles-Cevedale and Brenta mountain groups, Passo Tonale is a natural amphitheatre, open and panoramic which rises from 1884m to 3100m in altitude. A top quality winter resort, which with the Presena glacier will give you a guarantee of snow for a long and enjoyable season. Totally exposed to the sun is an ideal location for learning to ski, with purpose made slopes for beginners. During the summer is an ideal place from where you can begin long walks, or mountain bike excursions around the Adamello Bike Arena. The Paradiso and Presena cable cars which go up to the glacier, are also open during the summer months and are available to mountain climbers and anyone else who wishes to enjoy a day in the mountains.
With its 2,621 meters above sea level, the Passo Gavia is one of Europe's most spectacular Alpine passes. Access from Vallecamonica through a road that starts just after the town of Ponte di Legno in the locality S. Apollonia and salt for about 13 km, with the ability to reach Santa Caterina down from the north side for about 10 km. The road, which reaches gradients of up to 16%, can be covered (summer only) easily by car, but the beauty of its nature each year attracts cyclists and motorcyclists from around the world.
Defined by a recent poll for the world's second spectacular, the road crosses the Stelvio Pass was the scene of major battles in history and now it is important races on foot or by bicycle, on all the Tour of Italy.
The Stelvio Pass gave birth to winter tourism in Alta Valtellina, and today presents itself in all its international importance for summer skiing from May to October, the glaciers of the Book of Geister and Nagler have the opportunity Skiing in security along extended runs of any difficulty, modern hotels know how to welcome travelers with elegance.
The spa town of Merano lies in the heart of the region of South Tyrol on the southern side of the Alps. Due to its location, this multicultural city is considered as the gateway to the south of Europe, as well as a meeting place between different cultures.
Merano and its surrounding towns and valleys benefit in many ways from their favorable location. The Merano basin offers a mild climate year round, creating a unique atmosphere where Mediterranean gardens in full bloom sit beneath snow-covered Alpine peaks. This mixture of Germanic and Italian culture has also led to a specific local cuisine characterized by both Mediterranean and Alpine traditions.
Lake Caldaro is situated at 216 m and originates from an old riverbed of the Adige river, about 14 km in the south of the main city, which is Bolzano. Lago di Caldaro is one of the largest lakes in South Tyrol. One of the main characteristics of the lakes is its pleasant water temperature. Due to its minor depth, already in sping the temperature of the water is about 17° to 19°. In summer, however, it might rise up to pleasant 28 degrees! Hikes to Leuchtenburg Castle or a walk round the lake are only some of the possibilities adults and children can enjoy at Lago di Caldaro.
Pellizzano - Val di Sole
The Val di Sole valley is one of the main side valleys of another well-known Trentino valley: Val di Non.
A special kind of experience promise the therapeutic springs of Pejo and Rabbi, which made the local spa sector boom. The Stelvio National Park boasts moreover valuable natural resources as it features the ideal landscape for the Alpine flora and fauna. Several information points will tell you interesting news about the local plant and flower species.
Those interested in winter sports, will find all they can wish for: State-of-the-art lifts and gondolas take you up to the skiing areas Folgarida-Marilleva, Pejo and Tonale (Skirama Adamello Brenta)!
Crocedomini Pass is a mountain pass in the Central Alps, located in the Province of Brescia in 1892 meters s.l.m. south of the Adamello Park.
It can be reached by traveling from Concesio or Breno SS 345 of the Three Valleys, or via the SS 669 which connects Lake Idro up, passing Bagolino.