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Arnosto

Description

Stone walls, arched portals, and old frescoes: however, the most outstanding characteristic of this hamlet is the skyline of the “piode”, the typical roofs covered by limestone slabs.
Arnosto is a small village located at 1000 meters of altitude in Imagna Valley, at the foot of the Orobie Prealps.

Even the road leading to Fuipiano, the Municipality to which Arnosto belongs, is spectacular: a series of switchbacks offer numerous breath-taking views of the entire valley.

In Arnosto, time seems to have stopped at the XVIII Century, when the Venice Republic used it as a customs. In fact, it was located on the border between the Republic of Venice and Milan’s territories.


In spite of its small size, the hamlet holds some really beautiful buildings and represents one of the best examples of the Imagna Valley rural architecture.

The accurate design can be admired not only in the overlapped stones on the roofs, but also in the houses’ layout and in the portals, whose wooden decorations, door-knockers and latches are truly surprising.

Even though they have almost completely disappeared, the remaining frescoes symbolize the deep religious spirit of Arnosto’s people. Another interesting building is the chapel dedicated to the Saints Filippo Neri and Francesco da Paola.

It can accommodate up to 20 people and it holds a precious painting by Francesco Quarenghi, Giacomo Quarenghi’s grandfather.

The village’s museum displays a wide range of traditional farming equipment, besides many pictures of the local people. Their faces can tell us better than anything else about the charm of this village.

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Stone walls, arched portals, and old frescoes: however, the most outstanding characteristic of this hamlet is the skyline of the “piode”, the typical roofs covered by limestone slabs.
Arnosto is a small village located at 1000 meters of altitude in Imagna Valley, at the foot of the Orobie Prealps.

Even the road leading to Fuipiano, the Municipality to which Arnosto belongs, is spectacular: a series of switchbacks offer numerous breath-taking views of the entire valley.

In Arnosto, time seems to have stopped at the XVIII Century, when the Venice Republic used it as a customs. In fact, it was located on the border between the Republic of Venice and Milan’s territories.


In spite of its small size, the hamlet holds some really beautiful buildings and represents one of the best examples of the Imagna Valley rural architecture.

The accurate design can be admired not only in the overlapped stones on the roofs, but also in the houses’ layout and in the portals, whose wooden decorations, door-knockers and latches are truly surprising.

Even though they have almost completely disappeared, the remaining frescoes symbolize the deep religious spirit of Arnosto’s people. Another interesting building is the chapel dedicated to the Saints Filippo Neri and Francesco da Paola.

It can accommodate up to 20 people and it holds a precious painting by Francesco Quarenghi, Giacomo Quarenghi’s grandfather.

The village’s museum displays a wide range of traditional farming equipment, besides many pictures of the local people. Their faces can tell us better than anything else about the charm of this village.