In addition to nature itineraries, excursions and sports activities you can practice in the area, Roncobello offers several places of historical and cultural interest. A remarkable example is the cave called “Buco del Castello”, second in size in all Lombardy, and the odd rock formation called “Porta delle Cornacchie”. Again, in the municipality of Roncobello, in Baresi, is a small yet significant XVII century building used as mill, with grindstone and press inside, today managed by the FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano), that can be visited every weekend.
The upper Brembana valley is rich in historical evidence and interesting villages, a crossing point of old roads and important commercial routes, large sections of which are still viable, like the Via Priula, one of the most relevant examples of Alpine ways, that connected Bergamo to Morbegno and then to Switzerland, the Via Mercatorum, connecting the lower Seriana Valley to the Brembana Valley, and the Strada Taverna, an old way of communication on the left side of the Brembilla and Brembana Valley.
As for the villages and hamlets worth a visit is San Pellegrino Terme, an historic well-known health and holiday resort thanks to the its famous waters, with important evidence of the Art Nouveau style of the Belle Époque, such as the Grand Hotel, the Casinò Municipale and the Thermal Baths, recently refurbished; the hamlet of Cornello dei Tasso, in Camerata Cornello, enlisted in the “Borghi più belli d’Italia” association, which owes its name to the Tasso, the family who first created a postal service (here lies the Museo dei Tasso e della storia postale, that also keeps the world’s first stamp); the ancient Dogana Veneta in Averara; the Home-Museum of Arlecchino in Oneta di San Giovanni Bianco; Dossena and its parish church that holds a huge number of art works, ancient mines and its characteristic Carnival festival.