• Villages
    • Art & Culture

Gromo

Gromo in Valle Seriana is a sudden shattered dream, when the water cleared the forges that made this village a treasure trove.

Where
Gromo (BG)
Contacts

Wood, iron, stone. And the sweetness of high peaks. This is Gromo (BG), a village in the upper Seriana Valley that was once a garrison of rich iron mines and a free municipality.

It was therefore a place of sorting for the European markets of weapons, swords and daggers forged using the powerful currents of its stream.

Water has been its richness and its ruin: it has shaped its forms in prehistoric eras, it has brought energy and profit to its shops before finally washing away all its forges in a single flood one day in November 1666, unhinging its economy.

From then on Gromo returned to being a rural village in the Orobie Alps, surrounded by pastures and mule tracks and with slate roofs that cover it like a hard and uniform protective mantle.

A few cars drive though but in the end, the village is not so different now than what it looked like in the seventeenth-century painting preserved in the church of San Gregorio.

The beauty of this small village expresses the artistic sophistication achieved by this community thanks to the prosperity brought by its forges: golden altars, sixteenth-century frescoes, wooden statues, ancient parchments, stone portals, artistic grilles, especially in the church of San Giacomo, outside the historical centre and true jewel of the village, to which were added the liberty villas that arose in the early twentieth century, when Gromo was a fashionable resort.

The heart of the village is the scenic Piazza Dante with the thirteenth-century Ginami castle, the Milesi palace (from 1443, now the Town Hall) with the elegant loggia, the civic archive with precious parchments and the aforementioned church of San Gregorio. And all around the "strecie", the narrow alleys, the green of the mountains unfolds.

ORANGE FLAG OF ITALIAN TOURING CLUB

BORGHI PIÙ BELLI D’ITALIA #INLOMBARDIA
 

Take me here: Gromo

Places

Clusone

Clusone is called the “painted city” for its numerous fresco and is rich in history and art.
  • Art & Culture
CLUSONE_Panorama centro storico_LIB_Foto Studio Alfa
8.45 km

Monte Pora - Presolana

  • Mountains
Monte Pora - Presolana
10.55 km

Colere, slopes with a view of the Presolana

  • Mountains
Colere, Val di Scalve (BG)
12.24 km

Fitness park

An area for practising fitness, calisthenics and slackline along the Valtellina trail
  • Active & Green
Fitness park
14.62 km

Where to sleep

LA MARTINA 1

Gromo
LA MARTINA 1
2.17 km

LA MARTINA 2

Gromo
LA MARTINA 2
2.17 km

RIFUGIO CALVI

Carona
RIFUGIO CALVI
7.55 km

RIFUGIO ALPE CORTE BASSA

Ardesio
RIFUGIO ALPE CORTE BASSA
8 km

CASA VACANZA VIOLA

Clusone
CASA VACANZA VIOLA
8.22 km

RIFUGIO CAMPEL

Valbondione
RIFUGIO CAMPEL
8.45 km

B&B MARIULI

Rovetta
B&B MARIULI
8.71 km

RIFUGIO RINO OLMO

Castione della Presolana
RIFUGIO RINO OLMO
8.75 km

BAITA SALVASECCA

Valbondione
BAITA SALVASECCA
9.25 km

RIFUGIO LONGO

Carona
RIFUGIO LONGO
9.65 km

B&B LA VILLA CHARME & PLEASURE

Rovetta
B&B LA VILLA CHARME & PLEASURE
9.75 km

LUIGI ALBANI

Colere
LUIGI ALBANI
9.95 km

RIFUGIO LAGHI GEMELLI

Branzi
RIFUGIO LAGHI GEMELLI
10.02 km

CASA VACANZA LA CUCCIA ECO-PET FRIENDLY

CLUSONE
CASA VACANZA LA CUCCIA ECO-PET FRIENDLY
10.43 km

CAPANNA 2000

Oltre il Colle
CAPANNA 2000
10.44 km

RIFUGIO BARONI AL BRUNONE

Valbondione
RIFUGIO BARONI AL BRUNONE
11.07 km

RIFUGIO MARIO MERELLI AL COCA

Valbondione
RIFUGIO MARIO MERELLI AL COCA
11.79 km

BAITA CASSINELLI

Castione della Presolana
BAITA CASSINELLI
12.97 km

TERRE ROSSE

Carona
TERRE ROSSE
13.28 km

RIFUGIO PARAFULMINE

Gandino
RIFUGIO PARAFULMINE
13.88 km