Brembana valley (prov. of Bergamo)
A beautiful hike on mountain's mule-tracks and trails, from Cornello dei Tasso, home of the famous writer Torquato Tasso, to Oneta, a charming small town where the tradition claims it as the Arlecchino's birth place. Some of the small town along the trail can be reached only on foot and there is no road connection with the outside world. Trekking around Mt. Avaro refuge.
A nice panorama into Brembana valley and the Brembo river, visible from the trail going to Camerata Cornello.
The entrance to Camerata Cornello town
Peace and silence... there is no road connection with the outside world.
A view on the town of Camerata Cornello where about 500 people live (left) and the ruins of Torquato Tasso's home (right)
The mule-track connecting Camerata Cornello to Oneta (it takes about 30 minutes to hike between the towns)
St. Anna church about halfway between Camerata Cornello and Oneta.
The beautiful landscape visible while trekking on the mule-track
The beautiful and very well preserved stone houses of Onello, where about 700 lucky pepole live.
Hiking in Onello
How to reach Camerata Cornello:
from Milan (about 80 km): highway A4 to Venice, exit to Dalmine and follow the signs for "Val Brembana". Continue onto SS 470, up to Camerata Cornello exit. From here, hike to Onello.
Continuing north along Brembana valley, we reach Averara, a nice charming town.
Climbing from Brembana valley to Mt. Avaro.
The refuge on Mt. Avaro at an altitude of 1690 meters. From here, many trekking trails are available for exploration.
Going back to the valley, we stop at Caprile, a very small town surrounded by trees and nature.