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About Val Camonica

In a nutshell

Val Camonica is centrally located within the famous Italian Alps. It is just east of Lombardy and to the north of Lago Iseo. It is part of the Bergamo province and is bisected by the Oglio river. The regional ambiance is heavily influenced by the presence of Mount Concarena, which splits Val Camonica from the Valle di Scalve.

Things to do

Enjoy a thrill at the amazing ski slopes of Val Comonica's nearby Ponte di Legno, Montecampione, Aprica and Val Palot. Nature trails are easily accessible for hiking, birdwatching and relaxing. Visitors can gain access to the majestic Pieve di San Siro via steps built in the 1930s.

The Capo di Ponte is also home to ancient rock carvings and petroglyphs, which are protected as a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Local specialties

Locals will often enjoy a platter of salted meats with some bruschetta, wine and Bagoss cheese. Casoncelli is a popular local dish made of ravioli stuffed with meat, and it is covered with butter and spice. Favorite dessert dishes may include regional specialties like strawberry Tiramisu, apple tarts or puffed mushroom pastries.

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What else can I do besides ski in Val Camonica?

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What else can I do besides ski in Val Camonica?

There's plenty to do in Val Camonica! In the winter months, guests visiting Val Camonica can enjoy dogsled and snow mobile rides, ice skating, snowshoeing and ice climbing in addition to skiing and snowboarding the 80 kilometers of pistes. Heliskiing is also an option. Trekking, rock climbing, golf and fishing are popular activities in warmer months.

Visitors also tour the area’s many museums and historical sites along with attending numerous cultural festivals held throughout the year. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Val Camonica is home to the largest complex of prehistoric rock drawings in Europe. Guests enjoy dining on the local cuisine, strolling through Italian fashion boutiques and relaxing in a tranquil spa.

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What local dishes would you reccomend I try in Val Camonica?

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What local dishes would you reccomend I try in Val Camonica?

Everything is delicious, but anyone who loves food should try the traditional dishes of Val Camonica, including casoncelli. Typically made with local ingredients, these gastronomic delights are a wonderful mix of aromas, colors and flavors. The dish's half-moon shaped noodle is stuffed with meat, herbs and cheese topped with tomato sauce and grated parmesan cheese.

Other local dishes include wild boar stew, strinu, a type of sausage, and tagliata, a combination of rocket salad and lightly cooked beef strips. The valley is also home to a variety of small cheese forms that contain a breadth of mountain flavors. Fatuli is a particular flavorful type of juniper-smoked cheese made from raw goat’s milk.

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