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Just 5 km away lies this small, but charming medieval village.
The main attraction of the village are undoubtedly the two castles.
The first, located in the historic village, was owned by the local family Ginami and has a tower that stands imperious over housing. Now houses inside a renowned restaurant.
The second one more secluded nonetheless is it less impressive than the first.
Even the parish church, dedicated to Saints James and Vincent, deserves a mention. Built in the XII century, it has two porches, as well as paintings and frescoes of great value.
In 2008 Gromo was awarded the title of medieval village and the orange flag of the Italian Touring Club

Spiazzi di Gromo
Located 12 km from farmhouse is Spiazzi di Gromo (also Spiazzi di Boario) which is a village in the municipality of Gromo. The town revolves around the alpine skiing ski slope boasting 4 chair lifts and ski slopes for all level of difficulty well exposed to the sun.

Just 5 km away from farmhouse, placed at 930 m above sea level, the thas the characteristics of an alpine village with a surrounding nature intact.
The parish church of the town, built in the seventeenth century, but rebuilt two centuries later, is dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta and guards frescoes and sculptures of good workmanship, dating back to a period between the fourteenth and the fifteenth century.
The church of the village Novazza, dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul, dating back to the nineteenth century, has a cycle of frescoes on St. Peter’s life, carried out by Ponziano Loverini.
Finally also the church of Colarete is worth mentioning, dedicated to St. Michael, with frescoes of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Noteworthy are the excursions that can be made in the municipal area, suitable for all kinds of visitors, ranging from simple walks to places reserved to the more experienced. Among these it is worth noting the Val Sanguigno and the so-called tour of the five lakes that touches the artificial lakes of Aviasco, Nero, Campelli Sucotto and Cernello.

It is about 18 km from farmhouse and it is placed at the top of the Seriana Valley, about 52 kilometers from Bergamo.
The country offers many nature trails.In example the trail of Orobie track from the extra-provincial significance, which passes through a long stretch in the municipality and that touches four mountain refuges: the Baroni at Brunone, the Merelli at Coca, the Curò and the UEB-Consoli. Outside of this very frequented route, there are also Barbellino mountain refuge, near the homonymous lake, and the "Goi del Ca" placed in Maslana town. All can be considered as points of arrival or base for more demanding hikes on the numerous peaks around.
Very characteristic is also the village of Maslana which was rebuilt after a fire in the last century, retains all the features of the alpine village. Situated on a rocky high gound at the base of Pinnacolo Mountain and overlooking the valley floor, it is accessible only on foot with about 30 minutes walking, and in the spring period allows to see ibex, which often reach edge of village.
Still from the turism point of view, high impact are the waterfalls of the river Serio. These develop from Lake Barbellino, where five times a year (always in summer) the local power supplier releases the water in what was its original course (before the creation of the power station itself), for a triple jump of 315 meters. To remember the gastronomic excursion with the waterfall at night, which since 2008 always takes place the third Sunday of July.
A show attended by thousands of people every time for those that are the highest waterfalls in Italy, and the second in Europe. Also interesting are other small waterfalls, such as the one of river Bondione downstream of Lizzola, those of the valleys of Coca and Fuga, as well as the "Gorgo del Cane" and "Gorgo dei Fondi" created by a jump of Serio river between Maslana and Beltrame.

Shortly after the village of Valbondione, 22 km from farmhouse is Lizzola.
Main attraction for this mountain village is without doubt the tracks to practice alpine skiing, situated on the slopes of Mount Vigna Vaga, which granted the development of the tourism industry during the winter.
These make Lizzola one of the main ski resorts of Val Seriana, with twenty miles of trails serviced by four chairlifts on two mountain sides with a vertical drop of 800 meters. The station has a modern snowmaking system and a ski slopes lit for night skiing.
Since the summer of 2012 it is possible to practice downhill using the ski lifts to transport bikes at high altitude. The Pista del Sole, located on the slopes of Val Sedornia, built in 2007, is the first step towards the possible link to Colere, which would allow to lie the main resorts of the Seriana and Scalve valleys in a single tourist pole (winter and summer ).

Is 15 km from farmhouse.
The town until the nineteenth century was surrounded by walls, and there is documentary evidence that, back in time it was also equipped with a fortress, a trace of which still remains precisely in Piazza della Rocca. The town streets are laid mainly to the coast than the slope on which it stands in: the highest road stands the monumental basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, with eighteenth century design, whose high bell tower is visible from the valley.
In front of the facade of the basilica there is the Oratory of the Disciplines, which presents in front a fresco of the fifteenth century with on the top the Triumph of Death and on the lower a macabre dance of great interest. The basilica stands in a dominant position over the houses, and the south side towards the city has a porch with arches and columns that overlooks a spectacular staircase, decorated with balustrades and four large statues of the evangelists.
Other buildings of particular importance are the Fogaccia Palace, built in the seventeenth century, with large halls which exhibits paintings of value (including those of clusonesi Carpinoni and Domenico Antonio Cifrondi) and frescoes by Francesco Paglia (between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries) , and the Town Hall. This one is adjacent to the Clock Tower and it is considered the symbol of the city.
This clock, a work of Peter and Cosimo Fanzago, is still used and brings the astral movements, the earth, the sun and the moon, all with a great precision. To further study the history of Fanzago, please refer to the section Aliprandi Fanzago.
The seventeenth-century Palazzo Marinoni Barca hosts the MAT - Time Art Museum, the Municipal Cultural Centre and the Idica Choir [3]. In 2008, on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Giacomo Manzu, the MAT set up the Giacomo Manzu exhibition.