POINTS OF INTEREST
As well as boasting incredible scenic and natural beauty, the Altopiano del Sole is also an area rich in art and history. There are many points of interest scattered around the villages: churches, museums and archaeological sites make the Altopiano del Sole area a must-see for art history lovers. There are also castles, villas, palaces, towers and fountains that further enrich the artistic and cultural heritage of the Altopiano.
The FAI, Fondo Ambiente Italiano, recognises these areas as “favourite places” and organises regular guided visits and tours. These days are open and suitable for everyone: they allow adults, children and families to visit structures that are also private, and therefore closed during the year. In this way, it is possible to discover and admire treasures that are still little known, but nevertheless significant for the history of the Altopiano.
Borno, for example, opened the doors of the Oratory of St. Anthony of Padua, a small building with a long history. Inside, frescoes from the 1500s can be admired, including a lunette painted by Callisto Piazza da Lodi, a master of the Lombard Renaissance. Also in Borno, on the road leading to Croce di Salven, we find the complex of the former sanatoriums, a structure created in the early 20th century for the treatment of respiratory diseases.
In Angolo Terme, on the other hand, the ‘favourite places’ are: the Salto degli Sposi, on the border with Val di Scalve, and Palazzo Laini, a historic 16th century residence with a quadrangular plan.
The Altopiano del Sole is a treasure chest of treasures, some of which are still little known, but nevertheless of inestimable beauty. A holiday on the Plateau is therefore not only nature and sport, but also means nourishing and enriching one’s mind with the history and art of the Camonica region, taking a dive into the past and discovering incredible places. Discovering the points of interest of the Altopiano del Sole is a way of coming into closer contact with the traditions and memory of these territories.