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San Pellegrino Terme

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They say that San Pellegrino is “the gem of the Brembana Valley”, and it is, indeed! The art nouveau palaces, the historical spa with the thermal baths, the San Pellegrino plant, renowned all over the world for its mineral water and beverages: and there’s so much more!

The Thermal Baths were built in 1840 and turned a small village of the valley into an outstanding holiday resort for the wealthy international middle class. The health spa was enlarged at the end of the XIX Century with some buildings in art nouveau style, called “Liberty”, the artistic trend featuring curve lines and arabesques. In just a few years, this art movement captivated the whole village of San Pellegrino, enriching it with some of the finest examples of Liberty style, including the majestic Casino, the Grand Hotel and the water bottling factory.

Most of these buildings can still be visited; some of them have been recently restored and opened back to the public. The Spa, for instance, now belongs to an elegant wellness centre combining the Liberty architecture with a contemporary and elegant design. 


San Pellegrino thrived between the XIX and the XX Century, utterly absorbing the characteristics of the Belle Époque: a widespread optimism and a new desire for lightness and fun.

For about twenty years, San Pellegrino became the core of Bergamo’s fashionable life, and beyond, thanks to its Thermal baths, the Casino and the Grand Hotel, the sophisticated meeting point of the rich industrial middle class looking for amusement. The infrastructures benefited from these positive circumstances, as well: besides the railway connecting the village to Bergamo, in 1909 also a funicular was built, in order to overcome the 300 meters of altitude difference separating it from the hamlet of Vetta.

Nevertheless, with the First World War also came a decreasing in the flow of tourists, which continued for the years after the World War II and led to de eventual closing of the Grand Hotel. On the contrary, the water industry never experienced any downturn: San Pellegrino kept on investing on it through the bottling process, thus creating a worldwide renowned trademark.

Today you can go back in time and live the very same splendour of the early XX Century, enjoying the recently restored, enlarged and implemented Wellness Centre, within a project that also includes the luxurious Casino’s renewal.   

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They say that San Pellegrino is “the gem of the Brembana Valley”, and it is, indeed! The art nouveau palaces, the historical spa with the thermal baths, the San Pellegrino plant, renowned all over the world for its mineral water and beverages: and there’s so much more!

The Thermal Baths were built in 1840 and turned a small village of the valley into an outstanding holiday resort for the wealthy international middle class. The health spa was enlarged at the end of the XIX Century with some buildings in art nouveau style, called “Liberty”, the artistic trend featuring curve lines and arabesques. In just a few years, this art movement captivated the whole village of San Pellegrino, enriching it with some of the finest examples of Liberty style, including the majestic Casino, the Grand Hotel and the water bottling factory.

Most of these buildings can still be visited; some of them have been recently restored and opened back to the public. The Spa, for instance, now belongs to an elegant wellness centre combining the Liberty architecture with a contemporary and elegant design. 


San Pellegrino thrived between the XIX and the XX Century, utterly absorbing the characteristics of the Belle Époque: a widespread optimism and a new desire for lightness and fun.

For about twenty years, San Pellegrino became the core of Bergamo’s fashionable life, and beyond, thanks to its Thermal baths, the Casino and the Grand Hotel, the sophisticated meeting point of the rich industrial middle class looking for amusement. The infrastructures benefited from these positive circumstances, as well: besides the railway connecting the village to Bergamo, in 1909 also a funicular was built, in order to overcome the 300 meters of altitude difference separating it from the hamlet of Vetta.

Nevertheless, with the First World War also came a decreasing in the flow of tourists, which continued for the years after the World War II and led to de eventual closing of the Grand Hotel. On the contrary, the water industry never experienced any downturn: San Pellegrino kept on investing on it through the bottling process, thus creating a worldwide renowned trademark.

Today you can go back in time and live the very same splendour of the early XX Century, enjoying the recently restored, enlarged and implemented Wellness Centre, within a project that also includes the luxurious Casino’s renewal.