Once the home of Trussardo Calepio, lord of the valley and man of arms, the castle was transformed from a 15th-century fortress into a stately home between the 17th and 18th centuries. The Calepio family themselves, between the 19th and 20th centuries, made it the seat of an “Opera Pia” (a charitable institution), today known as the Conti Calepio Foundation. The castle can be visited by appointment, from the foundation’s website.

The medieval village of Castel dei Conti is dominated by the Castle of the Counts of Calepio and the Church of San Lorenzo, featuring Mannerist frescoes by Gian Paolo Cavagna and Jacopo Palma the Younger. Strolling through the village, you can admire medieval towers and Renaissance palaces. Don’t miss the view of the Oglio River valley from the gardens in front of the castle and the path leading to the Porto hamlet. Additionally, the village is known for its wine festival held every September, where local winemakers showcase their products.

Enjoy your ride!