Historical notes – La Dimora delle Donnole

Historical notes

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A wonderful place…

The “Dimora delle Donnole” is an historic residence right in the beautiful Regional Parco dei Colli in Bergamo near some fascinating historical and artistic locations of Bergamo Upper Town (Citta’ Alta) and it is part of its life, its surroundings and its proud but welcoming atmosphere.The surrounding area is that of the Bergamo Colli from which it has a spectacular view over the town and the surrounding valleys. It is located near important Bergamo arteries such as the SS470 of the Brembana Valley, (at 1.2 km) and the circle of Bergamo ring roads (at 1.9 km). But also the spectacular perimeter of the Venetian Walls of Bergamo Upper Town (at 1.7 km): a distance that can be walked on the ancient path of Castagneta street until the opening on the Colle Aperto which is the first entrance to the Upper Town. Today it is the central point of the spectacular view and in the past it was the heart of the defensive system of the San Marco fortress during the Venetian dominance.The Dimora is in an ancient country manor house whose main building dates back to the end of the XVI century and links its origin to the time and purposes of the erection of the protective Venetian Walls.  Extended in 1722 by the noble family of Sottocasa – who built the present state – it has been their property since 1868. Since 1982 the villa and its unique balcony garden have been under the protection of the Ministry of the Cultural and Environmental goods as a “building of particular important interest” in compliance with the law.Aware of the historical and monumental values of the place, we carried out a long and patient restructuring and rehabilitation which was done in several steps starting from the end of last century and finished only in 2015. As well as the sanitizing and safety measures we paid great attention to the restoration of the ancient materials and architecture keeping in mind that the final result had to be unique. Only a state of the art restructuring would have preserved this place with its secular characteristic appeal and we are offering it to you today for your stay which will certainly be comfortable thanks to a modern design of the facilities and services

A garden wortn of its residence…

The Residence is surrounded by a big garden, here you will be able to relax and listen to the sounds of nature or if you are more of a sportive type  you could walk in the surrounding woods or simply go along them on foot or on a bike.


Our Jack Russel,Cesare, Bruto and Elsa will be pleased to welcome your four legged friends in the Dog House made of single paved and insulated stalls, cool in summer and warm in winter on the premises. Upon request, there is also the use of a paddock for dogs running.