Valleys and cheeses
The heart of Bergamo is Città Alta, an intact medieval town enclosed by the Venetian Walls, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Outside the town, mountains, lakes and rivers create ever-changing landscapes, from the Prealpi Orobie peaks to the waters of Iseo and Endine lakes, to Serio and Brembo valleys. There is also room for the industrial architecture of Crespi d’Adda, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, in an area where culture and nature come together to create an intense and unrepeatable experience.
Home of cheese with its 9 PDOs and other dairy masterpieces such as Principi delle Orobie, Bergamo is also known as a land of excellent wine production, with Moscato di Scanzo, Italy’s smallest DOCG, and Valcalepio DOC, a red and white wine grown between Adda and Lake Iseo hills. Not to be forgotten are the prized varieties of maize from which flour is made for the traditional polenta. Products that tell of a food and wine culture deeply linked to the territory and history but capable of accepting the challenge of innovation.