Bergamo:
Oratory of St. Barbara

Itineraries from Villa Medici Giulini
BERGAMO: VILLAS AND CASTLES IN THE SURROUNDINGS

Right from Briosco, which is 40 minutes far from Bergamo, we reach Trescore Balneario. The itinerary could be the following:

- Trip with the bus until Trescore Balneario. Once reached the location, visit of the gardens of Villa Suardi and of its famous Oratoy of st. Barbara which preserves inside the XVI century frescoes of Lorenzo Lotto dedicated to St. Barbara, St. Bridget, St. Magdalen and St. Catherine.

- Visit of the Villa Medolago - Albani (Redona di Trescore). An eighteenth century building incorporated between two pre-existing medieval nuclei. It rises on a slope where vineyards are grown. A visit to the cellars where the Medolago Albani wines are stored will follow.

- Launch at restaurant “LA FATTORIA” in Trescore.

- After the lunch there will be a visit to the Castle of Malpaga, one of the finest examples of residential castle of the province of Bergamo. Reformed in the XV century by Bartolomeo Colleoni, the General Captain of the Venetian army, the castle become since 1458 his mansion. The structure is still preserved and famous are the XVI century frescoes of the courtyard and of the banqueting rooms, nowaday attributed to the painter Marcello Fogolino.

- Visit of the Castle of Cavernago, origially property of the Martinengo Colleoni family which commissioned the XVII century frescoes. It is nowadays property of Princes Gonzaga di Vescovado.

- The return to Villa Medici is for the late evening.

 

 

The itinerary is available all year long