Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A Short Hike from Bergamo to Monte di Nese

Hiking route from Bergamo to Monte di Nese.View of farm near Villa Pighet.
Left: Hiking route from Bergamo to Monte di Nese. Right: View of a farm near Villa Pighet.

Overview

Length: 13.7 km
Duration: ~ 4.75 hours
Elevation: Minimum 260 m (853 ft), maximum 966 m (3,170 ft), Gain 990 m (3,250 ft)
Location: Italy, Lombardy, Bergamo, Parco dei Colli di Bergamo

Details

Our destination was supposed to be Selvino, but we never made it due to a wrong turn, a slow pace, and the call of dinner. From the start, it was about getting out for a walk so we didn't care about the destination. The starting point for this walk was Piazza Delfino in Bergamo and the end point in the village of Monte di Nese.

For this walk, you follow sentiero 533 (Bergamo Monterosso to Selvino) all the way. In terms of a ride back to Bergamo, you can walk down from Monte di Nese to Alzano or take the 26 bus. From Alzano, take the tram back to Bergamo. We were spoiled and got picked up by a friend who was going to dinner with us.


Overlooking Monte di Nese from the trail 533.View from Canto Basso Looking North toward Miragolo San Marco.
Left: Overlooking Monte di Nese from the trail 533. Right: View from Canto Basso Looking North toward Miragolo San Marco.

Two Anguis fragilis or slow worms mating.Sign on trail 533.
Left: Two Anguis fragilis or slow worms mating. Right: Sign on trail 533.

Iris graminea  - Grassy-Leaved Iris (Italiano: Giaggiolo susino). Ornithogalum pyrenaicum - Pyrenees Star of Bethlehem (Italiano: Latte di gallina dei Pirenei). Phyteuma ovatum - Dark Rampion (Italiano: Raponzolo).
A few plants seen along the way. Left: Iris graminea  - Grassy-Leaved Iris (Italiano: Giaggiolo susino). Center: Ornithogalum pyrenaicum - Pyrenees Star of Bethlehem (Italiano: Latte di gallina dei Pirenei). Right: Phyteuma ovatum - Dark Rampion (Italiano: Raponzolo).

Homemade Popsicle at Trattoria La Maresana.
Homemade Popsicle at Trattoria La Maresana.

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