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Via Mercatorum

a collection of ancient mule tracks that cross some areas between the Val Seriana and Val Brembana, two of the main Bergamo valleys…

About Via Mercatorum.

Via Mercatorum is one of the historic routes we can find in the Bergamo area. Its Latin name suggests its purpose: this was the road that merchants used to travel during the Middle Ages up to the construction of the Via Priula, which was built in 1593 under the Venetian domination.
Before this event, there had been a road that leaded from Bergamo up to the Val Seriana, to Alzano Lombardo, Nembro and then Selvino, which then changed its direction towards Val Brembana.


Discover the territory

The abandoned Via Mercatorum

In the hamlet of Costa Serina called Trafficanti, the Via Mercatorum that comes from Aviatico now follows the provincial road. But we want...

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Serina: monastery cloister and audioguide

The “Monastery Cloister of the SS. Trinity” Association has been settled in Serina since 2011. Its president, Mr. Luciano Cavagna,...

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I have repeatedly heard the words of Giacinto Gambirasio in Bergamo’s dialect: "Caràter de la rassabergamasca: fiàma de rar, sóta la sènder brasca" (Bergamo’s breed temper: it rarely inflames, but underneath the ashes, embers) ... so I tried to gently blowing on the ashes and I discovered with joy a strong heat, which makes you feel welcomed; a heat of a generous soul that elevates the earth to the sky. “Have a good trip!” to those who really want to get to know this land and its people in the ancient footsteps of merchants ...
Silvia Bonomi

Eat and drink

Laral restaurant pizzeria

LARAL Restaurant Pizzeria has been in Trafficanti for 43 years. The management is family-run and the cuisine is typical. Homemade...

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Alba restaurant pizzeria

The first stop-over along the Via Mercatorum is Lonno, a charming hamlet in the municipality of Nembro. In the square next to the church,...

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Albachiara pizzeria

In Costa Serina, a few hundred meters from the stretch of the Via Mercatorum that starts from Nespello in the direction of Cornalba,...

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