While staying at Tenuta La Esmeralda in Lurano, in the province of Bergamo, you will have the opportunity to do strolls among the castles, festivals and wine fairs among the popular traditions of the Bergamo valleys.
Days of Castles
Among the most awaited and important events that take place every year in the various cities of Bergamo, there are the days of castles.
Hordes of tourists from various parts of Italy and the world travel to Lombardy to visit the many castles, medieval villages and palaces scattered throughout the region, thanks to this important initiative held twice a year: in autumn and spring.
You will thus have the opportunity to admire places that are not accessible all year round and to be enchanted by majestic fortifications and stories of great warriors located between 18 locations such as: Martinengo, Brignano Gera d’Adda, Cavernago Calcio, Romano di Lombardia, Cologno al Serio, Caravaggio, Malpaga, Trezzo sull’Adda, Pagazzano, Pallavicina, Pumenengo, Soncino, Torre Treviglio, Pandino, and Cassano d’Adda.
Bufala festival in Cologno al Serio
In June, in Cologno al Serio, the Bufala Festival is held: you can only taste various bufala dishes, but you can also watch the process of spinning of the mozzarella, all accompanied by live music and entertaining shows..
Franciacorta Summer Festival of Bergamo
The Franciacorta Summer Festival is held in Bergamo throughout the month of June and will bring you to the discovery of the most famous wineries and producers of this enviable product all over the world. In the various evenings of the festival trattorias, restaurants and winebars of the Strada del Franciacorta will propose a Menu Festival, created using typical products, while the various wineries organize guided tours and tastings..
Festa del cuore in Torre Boldone
Every year in Torre Boldone there is an important event called “Festa del cuore” where you can taste homemade meals, grilled meats and piadine, and also take part in bingo or dance. This event aims to raise funds for the group “Ti ascolto” and the association “Paolo Belli”.
Festival of Moscato di Scanzo
Like every year in September in Scanzorosciate is held the famous festival of Moscato di Scanzo and its flavors. It is 4 days full of events animated by stars of the Italian jet set while you can taste this precious passito that is the real protagonist of the event.
Everything will be articulated among the streets of the ancient village where known producers of Moscato di Scanzo, will offer tastings of this passito along with oil, cheese, honey and other typical products of the city.
Polenta taragna Festival
One of the most anticipated festivals is undoubtedly the festival of polenta taragna held in Cologno al Serio.
This important initiative, which is organized in the gardens of the Rocca, has as its undisputed protagonist this tasty polenta accompanied with bufala cheese, wine and sweets, all zero-mile products.