Crespi and Bellagio

Crespi d’Adda village is located some 15km to the South-West from Bergamo in direction of Milan. The village was built by magnate Kristofors Krespi for the workers of his factories. Only the factory workers and their families were allowed to live in the village. Every house had an orchard and a kitchen garden. The school was free of charge. The village had a contemporary lighting and a closed pools with showers and warm water. This happened at the end of the 19th century.

The magnate himself supervised everything from the palace built next to the village. At the one end of the village one next to other are located (still today) the houses of a physician and a priest. At the other end – the cemetery with a stone made wall and impressive chapel. In 1995. Crespi d’Adda was included in the UNESCO heritage list as the most complete and best conserved workers village in the Southern Europe.

We stroll the streets of Crespi, take a look at the palace, church, cemetery as well as beautiful and strong buildings of the factory.

Next we proceed to North-west to Bellagio village located on the cape between the legs (as they appear in the map) of the lake Como.

After a walk to the very end of the cape we take a photos of one another on a background of the lake and the mountains screened by the rain (our Italian friend Giorgio commented those shots later on with – a beautiful Italian weather).

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