Bergamo Hotel: the Beach Hotel Eurovil on the Iseo Lake.
Jan24

Bergamo Hotel: the Beach Hotel Eurovil on the Iseo Lake.

Few kilometres far from Bergamo there is the peaceful and pleasent Iseo Lake and on its side where Predore is set there is the Beach Hotel Eurovil. Not only make the green hills and the blue lake a beautiful location, but also the structure itself is appreciated by guests. The hotel has a swimming-pool, a whirlpool and a Kneipp treatment in the outside, facing the lake and furnished with beach loungers, beach umbrellas and beach poster bad on which you can relax, enjoy the sun and the breeze and have a drink at the sunset. Moreover it is possible to book a boat trip or a night at the hotel linked to the beach. For those who love pamper oneselves, the SPA has a sauna, turkish bath, an ozone, kneipp and salt water whirpool, a salt house, cromotherapy, aromatherapy and a relax area. Cerimonies and conferences can be organized in the wide and well-finished outside garden with space for banquets and refreshments. Its location, besides being perfect for those who want to have a lake tour, is comfortable to reach Franciacorta, the wine and spumante area, and the Camonica Valley, with its natural area and its interesting rock art. Further information and photogallery on Hotel Eurovil website. Bergamo Hotel: you journey among sport, relax, culture and cookery at the Beach Hotel Eurovil. Beach Hotel Eurovil Via Sarnico, 94 Predore (BG) Tel: +39 035 938648...

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Upper City Bergamo: Palazzo della Ragione
Jan21

Upper City Bergamo: Palazzo della Ragione

Its name derives from “ratio”, which in Latin means “public administration”, and in the Age of the City-States, the city council held its meetings, conducted its proceedings and welcomed ambassadors in this building. The style of this particular building is austere, with three arches at the base that open onto a large exposed gallery. The loggia is supported by imposing columns. They appear to be the same, but looking closely, the capitals are each unique. Some have been sculpted with small men holding each other’s hands, other columns have flowers and strangely fashioned animals. Today the front faces Piazza Vecchia, but up until the middle of the 15th century, the wide, open space did not exist, and the building faced Santa Maria Maggiore and the Duomo. It wasn’t “rotated” until 1453. The new facade was refined by adding a pair of triple lancet windows. To the right, stairs were constructed leading to the upper level and the gallery was opened in order to link the administrative area with the religious one. In 1513, the Spanish ravaged the city and intended to ruin this building that symbolised the people’s power; it was, in fact, nearly completely destroyed by fire. However, the people of Bergamo did not lose heart and in 1520, the architect Pietro Isabello refurbished it. He redesigned the upper level, creating a single, large room with a tiled floor. It became known as the “Sala delle Capriate”, “capriate” referring to its double-pitched roof with wooden trusses that did not have supporting columns. In addition, he raised the stairway that led to the building entrance through a footbridge along the facade which, at the same time, allowed access to the nearby Palazzo del Podestà. Later, the large central window was added, with Saint Mark’s lion above it. Today the “Sala delle Capriate” room conserves frescoes removed from local churches and houses. Among the most famous, although also the most damaged, is Bramante’s fresco on the façade of the Palazzo del Podestà. Now, look downward. You will notice a strange elongated line. It is a meridian, or sundial, a measurement tool based on the position of the sun. Look up at one of the capitals and you will find a plate with a hole. It is a gnomon, the part of a clock that projects its shadow on the sundial. The tradition of puppet theatres began under the porticoes of Palazzo della Ragione around the 17th century. The popular comedy style known as Commedia dell’Arte includes the character of Gioppino, a common man from Bergamo, coarse but sharp-witted, who can be immediately identified by his three...

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Bergamo Resort: wealth is all-around at Tata-O Family
Jan17

Bergamo Resort: wealth is all-around at Tata-O Family

For those who want to visit Bergamo, its Upper City, museums, historic places, but need relax and wealth, the best thing is to book at Tata-O Family Resort in Palazzago. A four star resort that want to cuddle its guests in every way, starting from the very wide rooms in which wood, light and floreal motif are the main features. Forte of the resort is it wellness center: the spa offers a salt and a finnish sauna, an ice fall, calidarium and thermarium, kneipp course, emotional showers, an outside whirlpool with warm water and a relax are with scented infusions. Moreover unique places as the himalayan salt room and the “ocean” pool in which water, light, color and whirlpool are linked together. Last but not least, watsu and shiatsu massages, relaxing, flavoring, sensory and healthy massages and for body care there is the beauty center. You can enjoy this services alone or in a couple, but also with your family or leaving your children with a professional educator who will take care of them. Interesting and convenient are the formulas that include also playing at L’Albenza Golf Club with which the resort is agreed upon. The location is available also for meetings, private parties, cerimonies and easy lunch because of the coffee bar. To discover this wellness world check Tata-O website. Bergamo resort: absolute relax not for from Bergamo at Tata-O Family SPA&Resort. Tata-O Family SPA&Resort via Gromlongo,20 Gromlongo di Palazzago (BG) Tel. +39 035 63 15 263...

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Bergamo Hotel Residence: the strategic position of Borgo Brianteo
Jan17

Bergamo Hotel Residence: the strategic position of Borgo Brianteo

The Borgo Brianteo Hotel Residence is set in Ponte San Pietro in a very comfortable location in order to reach some of the main tourist attractions of Bergamo and its province. It is 15 minutes far from the Orio al Serio airport “Il Caravaggio”, few minutes far from the city of Bergamo, from the Upper City and from the pilgrimage destinations as Sotto il Monte and Shrine of Our Lady in Caravaggio; it is only 4 km far from L’Albenza Golf Club, 2 km far from “La torre del Sole” astronomical observatory, 3 km far from Le Cornelle natural park and 12 km far from Leolandia amusement park with which the hotel is agreed upon. At Borgo Brianteo rooms are wide and furnished with a small kitchen so as to be indipendet in case of long journey. Rooms can host four people, they have a private bathroom, television, air conditioning and heating plant and all furnitures are modern and functional. Breakfast is included and it is served every morning at 7 o’clock. A private parking is available for those who arrive by car and the wi-fi network is free in the common areas. At the reception is possible to book tours of interesting places or to ask for information about restaurants and shops and the SmarTrippin App for tablet and smartphone is supplied, which helps to discover Bergamo, its monuments, museums and the services it offers. Further information are available on Borgo Brianteo website. Bergamo hotel residence: Borgo Brianteo near the most interesting places of Bergamo and its province. Residence Hotel Borgo Brianteo via Armando Diaz, 52 Ponte San Pietro (BG) Tel: +39 035 4156360...

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Pasticceria, cioccolateria and gelateria Bergamo: La Paqualina
Jan14

Pasticceria, cioccolateria and gelateria Bergamo: La Paqualina

The story of this place started in 1912 with Pasqualina, the first person who launch the restaurant business that lasts for four generations. La Pasqualina bakery, chocolaterie and ice-cream shop has gone on till now delighting its guests with its home made products, made with genuine, fresh and of first choice primary materials, wisely worked respecting the original recipes and proposed in pleasant locations, managed with experience and passion by the stuff, in primis Riccardo. The king of the product is the ice-cream, made with fresh ingredients starting from milk that comes from the farm every day. Special are some flavors: mascarpone, zabaione, chestnut from Calizzano pistachio from Bronte that, as Riccardo says, not just is it green but also tastes as pistachio. Together with ice-cream, at La Pasqualina a special ice-cream bowl has been invented and patented in which each flavor is separated from the other. Even chocolate at La Pasqualina is made with ingredients personally chosen and it is realized following the patisserie rules learned in Belgium from the best maitre chocolatiers. The bakery closes this trip into the sweet taste. Recipes of ancient times linked with trials of new flavors and combinations are proposed at La Pasqualina. Fragrant and delicious croissants are made and baked every morning. Combined with pastry and sweets or drunk alone, another main feature at La Pasqualina is tea: a lot of type of tea coming from China, Japan, India, Nepal and so on, served at the right temperature using the typical japanese cast iron pot Iwachu. La Pasqualina is in Almenno San Bartolomeo, place named “historic job in Lombardy”, in Bergamo and since 2012 in Porto Cervo. Pasticceria, cioccolateria, gelateria Bergamo: uniqueness at La Pasqualina La Pasqualina Almenno San Bartolomeo (BG) Via Papa Giovanni XXIII, 39 Tel. +39 035 540040 almenno@lapasqualina.it Bergamo Via Borfuro, 1 Tel. +39 035 232708...

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Bergamo Restaurant: the Frosios’ Posta Coffee Restaurant
Jan14

Bergamo Restaurant: the Frosios’ Posta Coffee Restaurant

It was nominated “historical place” of Lombardy in 2009 because of its history that started in 1910 under the Frosios‘ leadership and because of the genuineness of its offered dishes. The setting of the Posta restaurant is attended by the Petronilla’s feminine taste: at the entrance there is the bright bar which you pass through to enter in the first room with fireplace, whereas at the upper floor old and new are matched together in order to arrange a sever location but harmonious. In the kitchen there are only fresh ingredients coming from the territory, sometimes combined in a curious way but always carefully highlighting tastes. A “from sea” menu and a “of heart” menu propose a collection of flavors from starters to desserts, matched with great wine. Indeed in the a la carte menu the typical dishes are revalued rearrenging them to the modern tastes that are always looking for unique flavors. So there are, in addition to meat and fish, snails, foie gras, sweetbreads and pheasant casoncelli. Desserts combine fruit and cream without being banal and they are matched with a rich dessert wine list. There is also a wine cellar furnished with Spumante, Champagne, red and white wine coming from all over Italy. For information and booking, Frosio ristoranti website is available. Bergamo restaurant: quality and tasting cookery since 1910 at the Frosios’ Posta Coffee Restaurant Caffè Ristorante Posta di Frosio via Vittorio Veneto, 169 Sant’Omobono Terme (Bergamo) Tel. +39 035 851134...

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Bergamo Restaurant: family tradition at Frosio restaurant
Jan10

Bergamo Restaurant: family tradition at Frosio restaurant

The name of the restaurant is the same of the family that manages it: Frosio. The place is set in a beautiful mansion of the Eighteenth century, but inside furnitures are modern, plain and polished, taking attention of details and of aesthetics. The four rooms of the mansion, each of them with fireplace, greet guests for a business lunch or a dinner, whereas during good weather, the backyard offers its shade for pleasant evenings. The Frosio restaurant offers tasting menus, one of fish and one of mushrooms and truffles, in which wine and used ingredients are matched by Paolo and Camillo, the managers of the restaurant. Two dishes of the day, dessert, wine, water and coffee compose the gourmet business lunch. The menu is rich of dishes made with natural ingredients of the territory added with a bit of flair. Starters, first and main courses of fish and meat, game and crudités, revisited and valued potlucks, typical dishes of Bergamo cooked in a modern way: this is the cookery at Frosio restaurant. Great consideration on desserts and sweets, completely home made following the accurate art of pastry, to be matched with selected dessert wine. A wine cellar has been built inside the tower of the Thirteenth century that is above the mansion. Its wine come from great part of Italy, France, Germany and Austria. The fan of wine Camillo will help you to choose the suitable bottle of wine for your meal. Further information and booking are available on Frosio Ristoranti website. Bergamo restaurant: fine and tasty food in a well-finished setting managed by the Frosios. Frosio Ristorante Piazza Lemine, 1 Almè (Bergamo) Tel. +39 035 541633...

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Pizzeria Restaurant Bergamo: Ivan in Grone
Jan10

Pizzeria Restaurant Bergamo: Ivan in Grone

The Ivan restaurant in Grone, a country about half an hour far from Bergamo, strikes for its vast spaces, perfect for cerimonies and banquets. Since 1962 typical dishes of Bergamo have been cooked and offered, made with the best ingredients. The chef’s proposals change following the seasons and it is also possible to ask for custom menus. In the menu you can find cansoncelli, pumpkin ravioli and herbal tagliatelle, main dishes with meat and fish and also game, the very speciality. Moreover classical side dishes, home made desserts and fruit salads. The wine list is well equipped so as to create combination with the dishes of the menu. A tasty pizza is also available, made in a natural manner and cooked in a wood oven. Further information on Pizzeria Ristoante Ivan website. Pizzeria restaurant Bergamo: at Ivan in Grone the traditional cookery of Bergamo. Ristorante Pizzeria Ivan via Nazionale, 1 Vigano San Martino (Bg) Tel. +39 035 820513...

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Pasticceria Bergamo: in San Pellegrino, the famous Bigio Bakery
Jan10

Pasticceria Bergamo: in San Pellegrino, the famous Bigio Bakery

Known all over the territory of Bergamo for its biscuits, the Bigio bakery and coffee bar greets its guests in an atmosphere still of the early Twentieth century. An elegant location enriched by the veranda that overlooks the tree-lined avenue of San Pellegrino, perfect for a good coffee, a hot drink or a pleasant aperitif. The product of the bakery are the real gem: typical half-moon shape vanilla buiscuits of “Giupì”, the mask of Bergamo, packed in coloured and old-style confections. Not only biscuits, but also sweets and desserts of all kind: pastries, desserts with cream and fruit, all home made and produced in the workshop of Bigio, using fresh ingredients only to offer the best delicacies. Pasticceria Bergamo: the sweets not to be missed are at Bigio Bakery in San Pellegrino. Pasticceria Caffetteria Bigio via Papa Giovanni XXIII, 57 San Pellegrino (BG) Tel. +39 035 21687 –...

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Hotel Restaurant Bergamo: Bigio in San Pellegrino
Jan09

Hotel Restaurant Bergamo: Bigio in San Pellegrino

The idea about extending the famous Milesis‘ pastry shop was born during the ‘70s and thus the Bigio Hotel was built. The hotel is in the full city center of San Pellegrino Terme, it has single and double rooms, some in modern style, others with retro charm of the beginning of the Twentieth Century, all with private bathroom and telephone. The wide spaces of the reception and of the garden are suitable for guests welcoming and also for their relax, whereas a spacious convention hall for business meeting is available and it can hosts about 100 people. At the Bigio Hotel you can choose among half board and full board thanks to the Ca’ Bigio restaurant. The restaurant room is very comfortable and warm because of the wooden structure and from the windows overlooking the backyard you can enjoy a nice view of the Casino. The typical dishes of Bergamo are offered at Ca’ Bigio and they are carefully cooked by the chefs. The used quality ingredients are treated in order to keep their original taste intense and to keep the traditional cookery line. First and main dishes, both of meat and fish, are made and shown with care and the delicious desserts are totally home made. Moreoever a tasting menu with sea foods and one with “earth” product are available. Every course can be matched with a wine bottle: the wine list is rich – sparkling, white and red wine, dessert wine – from all over Italy. The Bigio Hotelis in San Pellegrino Terme, famous for its water and for the Art Nouveau, 24 km far from Bergamo in Brembana Valley at the foot of the Orobie Alps. This area is full of nature and of interesting places, which you can discover with the help of SmarTrippin, the touristic app for smartphone and tablet that Bigio supplies. Hotel Restaurant Bergamo: in San Pellegrino, the welcome of the Bigio Hotel and the flavors of its restaurant. Albergo Bigio – Ca’ Bigio via Papa Giovanni XXIII, 60 San Pellegrino (BG) Tel. +39 0345 21058 – 21038 – 21687 –...

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