Set in a lovely position near Orio al Serio airport and Bergamo historic centre, Torre del Parco B&B offers a comfortable and elegant environment, deep in the green of Villa Moroni's
XXVII century park. The ancient tower, dating back to the 17th century, is an ideal place to immerse in a singular and fascinating scene, where traces of past times meet contemporary design.
Suitable for those who enjoy the pleasure of a relaxing place, just a few steps from the city centre;
perfect for those who can't resist to the magic of fairytales, of Prince Charming and of elixirs of love; ideal for those who look for a stylish, comfortable but also sustainable location.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: BGY Orio al Serio Airport 6 km, Nearest railway: Stezzano 1 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 15|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden|
Other places of interest around Bergamo
The Bergamo area is in the foothills of the Alps, and has a handful of Ski resorts within a one-hour drive. Notable is the Brembana Valley which contains the resorts of Foppolo, Carona and San Simone .
Lake Iseo, one of the smallest and less touristy among the Northern Italian lakes. Go by bus from the Bergamo bus station (opposite the train station) to Tavernola . Then take a ferry to Montisola .
Crespi d'Adda  is a planned industrial village between Bergamo and Milan. It has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List
Sotto il Monte Papa Giovanni XXIII  Another destination for pilgrims is Sotto il Monte, the birthplace of the great Pope John XXIII, who announced the Second Vatican Council and was known as the Good Pope. The main destinations in the town are: the farmstead of Angelo Roncalli's modest family where he was born and grew up, the museum in Ca' Maitino, where the future Pope liked to stay and where he returned for the last time on the eve of the Conclave that elected him Pope, as well as other places he would visit as a child. Most followers visit the nearby Abbey of Sant'Egidio, which is surrounded by countryside and was particularly dear to Pope John XXIII.
Stezzano At only 6 km from Bergamo, it is perfect for those who may want to visit Bergamo but stay in a more rural and peaceful setting. The town is well-equipped with nice cafes, two pizzerie, shops, two gelaterie and a bank.
San Pellegrino Terme The most important spa resort in the area, made famous by the sublime quality of its waters, is San Pellegrino Terme. Situated only 25 kilometres from Bergamo, in the midst of mountain scenery in the Brembana Valley, San Pellegrino became a fashionable and very popular resort during the unrepeatable Belle Époque period. Already by the early twentieth century, San Pellegrino Terme was equipped with buildings and services that amazed visitors and helped to spread its fame. The Casino complex dates back to 1904, and has a spectacular entrance, a monumental staircase and very beautiful rooms, including a ballroom. The Spa building alongside, surrounded by gardens, had rooms and porticos in which the abundance of marble, mosaics and splendid windows was accompanied by state-of-the-art spa facilities and services. The colossal Grand Hotel, built in 1905 and with a façade of some 128 metres, overlooks the River Brembo. The art nouveau style was associated with the taste and joy of living of a cosmopolitan society.Stories of luxury, queens and princes.A holiday destination for high society at the beginning of the twentieth century, San Pellegrino offered the best in comfort and luxury. Artists, politicians, entrepreneurs as well as princes and descendents of the various ruling houses came here from all over Europe. The visitors' book of the Grand Hotel included some of the most grandiose names of the time, including Queen Margherita of Savoy, who was a guest at the beginning of the twentieth century, and later Queen Elena together with Prince Umberto and Princess Maria. The pretext for visiting was the health cures, but the main attraction was the good life, the entertainment and the gaming tables of the Casino. Amid parties, theatre performances, concerts, country walks, coffee and patisseries, the days of elegance and good living passed in a carefree manner. The Casino remained open until 1917, but was then closed, although it continued to be used for shows and performances. Excellent for combating kidney stones, liver and digestive conditions, the waters from the springs of San Pellegrino have been known since the Middle ages, but it was only in the eighteenth century that their therapeutic properties were recognised and exploited. Towards the end of the same century and at the beginning of the twentieth century, the town became a first-class thermal centre. The Great War marked a decline in the baths, but the excellent springs were developed further, and today Sanpellegrino bottled water can be found on tables throughout the world.
San Giovanni Bianco The feast day celebrated in San Giovanni Bianco in the Brembana Valley, on Passion Sunday, two weeks before Easter, is part of a very old religious tradition. The parish church houses the relic of the Sacred Thorn worn in 1495 by the knight Vistallo Pignoni in San Giovanni Bianco after the battle of Fornivo sul Taro, in which he took part. Each year a large crowd attends the festival, during which the relic is carried in a procession through the town. Bonfires are lit on the evening before the festival, a firework display is held, and thousand of candles are lit outside the houses.
Sant'Omobono Imagna The thermal resort of Sant'Omobono Imagna, the largest town in the Imagna Valley, is situated in the heart of the Orobie mountains. The properties of its thermal waters were cited for the first time in a monography dated 1772. They are sulphurous waters, which in the last century were considered among the best known at the time. The thermal centre and springs were relaunched when an elegant late nineteenth-century residence, located nearby, was restored. Today this spa with its wellness centre attracts guests in search of relaxation and better health. The area is characterised by interesting Karst phenomena that have given rise to caves of extraordinary beauty, such as the Tomba dei Polacchi (Grave of the Polish) which reveals traces of occupation dating back to the Bronze Age.
Rotonda di San Tomè  A few kilometres away – a gentle walk of less than an hour, and again near the River Brembo – lies one of the most important records of the Romanesque period, not only in the Bergamo area but in the whole of Lombardy. This is the Rotonda of San Tomè. Called a Rotonda because of its circular shape, it was inspired by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem (this was the time of the first Crusades). The capitals and columns reveal that it was made with materials from a far older building. Excavations carried out near the foundations have brought to light a Roman tomb, and it is said that a pagan church once stood on the site. A small monastery stood alongside San Tomè, which was later transformed into a farmstead. It has now been careful restored and today its old walls play host to a study centre – the Antenna Europea del Romanico – which holds conventions, exhibitions and other events.
Trescore Balneario The origins of another very well-known thermal centre are even older. The springs of Trescore Balneario, situated in Val Cavallina and an important connection between Bergamo and Lake Iseo, were probably discovered by the Romans, who exploited the therapeutic properties of the sulphurous waters that emerged in the heart of the valley. These springs continued to be used even after the fall of Rome. One of the most illustrious visitors to the hot springs was Bartolomeo Colleoni, the famous condottiero, who reconstructed the thermal baths in the medieval monastery on the old Roman road that linked the Po plain to the lake and the Camonica Valley. In the nineteenth-century it was used by increasing numbers of guests, and this was due in part to the fame it acquired due to the presence of the several well-known personalities, including Giuseppe Garibaldi. The thermal complex, situated in the centre of a vast park, is today visited by people wishing to receive treatment for respiratory system conditions and diseases of the circulatory system and skin. A visit to nearby Chapel of Villa Suardi, frescoed by Lorenzo Lotto, is an absolute must.
Como (one of the main cities at the shores of beautiful Lake Como is also accessible by train, but requires almost travelling back to Milan (you change at Monza). It is worth visiting from Bergamo and vice versa. The journey takes between one and a half and two hours.
Bergamo is a pretty town of some 120,000 people nestling in the foothills of the Alps. Widely acclaimed as a city of rare beauty, Bergamo is famous for its wealth of artistic treasures and enchanting medieval atmosphere. It is a real life tale of two cities: Città Bassa, the busy and modern lower city, and Città Alta, the upper city with its rich heritage of art and history.
Stezzano is a commune 8 km south of Bergamo. It is very easily reached both by train and by bus. The train takes approximately five minutes and Milan is also easily reachable.