Valcamonica is located in northern Italy, in Lombardy. It is a somewhat hidden valley but, however remote it may be, visitors will find here breathtaking evidence of human culture. Over several millennia, the "people of the valley" created galleries of petroglyphs dating from prehistoric times to the time of the Roman occupation. The rock paintings of Valcamonica therefore represent a sort of history book up to the cultural origins of modern man.
In 1979, UNESCO listed 140,000 figures in the canon of world cultural heritage. In the meantime, however, more than 300,000 rock paintings have been identified for a total of more than 10,000 years of human history. The peculiarity of the rock paintings of Valcamonica is that some of them were engraved up to four centimeters deep in the rock and were probably also colored. Unfortunately, the color is no longer visible today, but the scratches are still a fascinating sight.
Borno, a pretty village in Val Camonica (Brescia), located at about 900 meters above sea level, is a really pleasant place to spend your summer holidays, as well as your winter ones.
Borno is a town rich in history and culture and boasts numerous historic buildings, such as the Borno Towers, the Castle and Palazzo Franzoni and as many sacred buildings such as the Church of Sant'Antonio da Padova or the Church of S. Fiorino. Borno offers immense meadows and woods where you can practice numerous activities, such as trekking, horse riding, bicycle or mountain-bike rides and, in winter, you can ski or go for walks with the famous "ciaspole". Borno also offers its guests various themed itineraries, characterized, that is, by a natural element, predominantly present along the entire itinerary. Thus we have the path of the water in the Altopiano del Sole to the south-west of the town of Borno, which crosses areas rich in water, the path of berries, practicable in spring, summer and autumn and which offers a unforgettable.
Nature lovers can also visit the Giovetto Park, the Regional Reserve of the Giovetto Woods, which extends from an altitude of 1200m to 2300m and contains a remarkable heritage of flora and fauna. Visitors will be able to see foxes, stone martens, squirrels, roe deer and various species of birds.
Finally, Borno is renowned for the typical flavors of Valcamonica and offers excellent restaurants!
Borno offers a fair number of slopes for alpine skiing that wind between 1020 and 1694 meters. The lift park consists of 3 quad chairlifts, 1 ski lift and a conveyor belt. The slopes, suitable for all types of skiers, are 90% covered by a programmed snowmaking system; they descend from Mount Altissimo, some in open fields, others in coniferous woods. The black track "Direttissima" descends 1600 meters from 1694 to 1292 meters. The little ones can take their first steps on skis at the "Ogne" school camp located at the start of the lifts, where there is a conveyor belt. A snow park for freestyle lovers is located at high altitude along the variant of the Direttissima slope and meets the needs of both budding snowboarders and pro-riders.
Untouched nature, small bathing bays and picturesque places: Lake Iseo is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in northern Italy. Less sophisticated than Lake Como and less crowded than Lake Garda, Lake Iseo is an insider tip among holidaymakers in Italy. Lake Iseo attracts water sports enthusiasts with favorable winds, vast nature reserves and culinary specialities.
Borno, a pretty village in Val Camonica (Brescia), located at about 900 meters above sea level, is a really pleasant place to spend your summer holidays, as well as your winter ones. Borno offers immense meadows and woods where you can practice numerous activities, such as trekking, horse riding, bicycle or mountain-bike rides and, in winter, you can ski or go for walks with the famous "ciaspole".