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Park North Oglio

Where
Parco dell’Oglio Nord
Piazza Garibaldi, 15, Orzinuovi, Brescia
Contacts
+39 030 9942033
Official site

Oglio Nord Park includes the upper stretch of the river Oglio at the outlet of Lake Iseo, up to Gabbioneta and Ostiano, between steep and wooded banks surrounded by an area strictly dedicated to agriculture.

We find wooded riparian strips of botanical interest, as well as lakes and meanders with aquatic vegetation. The important historic and architectural sites located in municipalities bordering the river, including the well-preserved Pumenengo Castle, with its towers and the characteristic quadrangle courtyard, and the remains of the castles of Paratico and Roccafranca.

The plains are occupied by tightly woven plots of land, marked by artificial waterways, with rows of trees and hedges, roads, paths, trails, field roads and sprinkled with a constellation of farms that surround the main towns. The river valley, on the other hand, is demarcated by coastal woodlands, where the irregular course of the Oglio unwinds, profiled by glistening gravel beds that highlight the river's curves, openings and obstacles.

The true protagonist of the Oglio Nord Park is the river Oglio that, from the outlet of Lake Iseo near Sarnico (Bergamo), up to Gabbioneta Binanuova (Cremona), runs a long stretch between the bank that is oftentimes steep, coasts that are heavily anthropic and unspoilt corners, along with the last remaining forests and various wetlands in different stages of development.

Among the plant species present in the Park, special mention should be made of the large trees like the maple, the white and black hornbeam, the chestnut, alder, black and white poplar, the fornia, black locust, willow and reeds.

As visitors venture along the trails of the park, they may catch a glimpse of the park's wildlife, venturing along the trails of the park, you can see animals such as the dormouse, dormice, hedgehogs, moles, hares, wild rabbits, frogs and toads. With a little luck they may even come across rare animals such as the weasel, marten, badger and fox. The park is also a rich habitat for birds: if you look closely, you may see birds in flight such as egrets, herons, little owls, owls, the crow, coot, seagull, blackbirds, woodpeckers and swallows.

Seven Nature Reserve s are concentrated in the central area of the Oglio Nord Park, renowned for their fascinating populations of flora and fauna and outstanding natural and environmental beauty: Boschetto della Cascina Campagna, Bosco de l'Isola, Bosco della Marisca, Isola Uccellanda, Lanche di Azzanello, Lanca di Gabbioneta.

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Places

Print Museum

Set up inside the so-called 'Casa degli Stampatori' in Soncino, the museum displays presses, composites and typographic boxes
  • Art & Culture
Print Museum
3.73 km

Santa Maria della Neve Church

  • Art & Culture
Santa Maria della Neve Church
3.83 km

Santa Maria Assunta Church

  • Art & Culture
Santa Maria Assunta Church
3.89 km

The Printing Museum

  • Art & Culture
The Printing Museum
3.92 km

Rocca Sforzesca

Built in the 10th century, Rocca Sforzesca is one of the best-preserved traditional examples of military architecture.
  • Art & Culture
Rocca Sforzesca
3.94 km

San Giacomo Church

  • Art & Culture
San Giacomo Church
3.98 km

The Silk Museum

  • Art & Culture
The Silk Museum
4.08 km

The Sforza Fortress in Soncino

The best-maintained castle in Lombardy
  • Art & Culture
The Sforza Fortress in Soncino
4.14 km

Civic Archaeological Museum Aquaria

  • Art & Culture
Civic Archaeological Museum Aquaria
4.14 km

Soncino

Rye and canals surround the red brick walls: this is Soncino, a walled village and an oasis of Renaissance beauty in the countryside.
  • Villages
Soncino (CR)
4.14 km

Santa Maria delle Grazie Church

  • Art & Culture
Santa Maria delle Grazie Church
4.55 km

Padernello Castle

A legend say that Padernello Castel, situated in Borgo San Giacomo (BS), is home for the ghost of a young woman dressed in white wanders.
  • Art & Culture
Padernello Castle
7.33 km

Activities

Flight over Lake Iseo - 20 min.

Flight over Lake Iseo - 20 min.
8.61 km

Flight over Lake Iseo - 60 min.

Flight over Lake Iseo - 60 min.
8.61 km

Where to sleep

ORZIHOTEL (MOTEL) DIPENDENZA

Orzivecchi
ORZIHOTEL (MOTEL) DIPENDENZA
4.49 km

OSTELLO MOLINO DI BASSO AD2 SRLS

Torre Pallavicina
OSTELLO MOLINO DI BASSO AD2 SRLS
6 km

RESIDENCE LA PINETA

Serina
RESIDENCE LA PINETA
10.36 km

DUE LANTERNE

Calcio
DUE LANTERNE
12.82 km

B&B EMILIO

Soresina
B&B EMILIO
13.53 km

LA BASSA

Soresina
LA BASSA
13.95 km

LA ROVETTINA

Verolanuova
LA ROVETTINA
14.58 km

CENTRO STORICO

Chiari
CENTRO STORICO
14.63 km

IL FANTE DI PICCHE

Verolanuova
IL FANTE DI PICCHE
14.79 km