Villa Arlecchino
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Located in Oneta, hamlet of San Giovanni Bianco, Mid Brembana Valley.

Open year-round.

San Giovanni Bianco is 25 Km away from Bergamo, 30 Km from Milan Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY), and 30 Km from closest motorway toll station (A4, eastbound exit Dalmine, westbound exit Bergamo).

In the hamlet see the Grataroli House, built before 1400, known to be the birthplace of Harlequin and the Church of Our Lady of the Carmel with two works of Ceresa and the frescoed porch (XV century). In S. Giovanni Bianco (2 Km) see the Parish church of XIX century with works of Ceresa and Tiepolo and the famous relic of the Holy Thorn (taken from Jesus Crown), the Boselli Manor (XIV century), and the arcaded stretch of the Route Priula with the middle-age bridges crossing the river Enna and a long stretch of the via Mercatorum (the former merchants way linking Venice and the Swiss canton of Graubunden).

In the vicinity:

2 Km away: the ravine of the Taleggio Valley, the middle-age hamlet of Cornello dei Tasso and the Spa Resort of San Pellegrino Terme.

3 Km away: the starting points for Western Orobie Trail and pathways leading to the peaks of Venturosa and Cancervo. 

5 Km away: horseback riding.

20 Km away: Foppolo, San Simone, Carona, Valtorta, Piazzatorre and Branzi have ski lifts for downhill skiing, tracks for cross-country skiing, ice-skating rinks.

Characteristic products available: Branzi, Taleggio and Goat cheeses.


Villa Arlecchino is an ancient stony manor house with wooden balcony, facing the place of Oneta, 500 m a.s.l.

The building stands opposite the XV century Grataroli House (Guglielmo Grataroli was a famous medicine man of the late XVI century) known to be the birthplace of Harlequin and an ancient stony watering trough.

The surrounding meadows and woods make the setting peaceful and relaxing.

At present, Villa Arlecchino is the countryside private residence of the owners who purchased in 1997 and entirely restored, keeping the historic touch intact.

Inside the house the original stony walls, the wooden-beam and the arched ceilings have been restored and made visible. In the living room there is the big fireplace and the entire first floor has been planked with larch wood. Many antique pieces (late XIX and early XX centuries) have been used to furnish the house.

The house boasts a large exercise room (to share with the hosting family) including lavaboes, WC, steam bath, Scottish shower and a room pedal cycle and a small bathroom equipped with WC and wash basin (private for guests).

in addition: heating, room for disposal of ski equipment, colours TV, video recorder, stereo audio system including collection of classical, opera and modern music CD’s, playstation.

There are one double and one twin rooms destined to the guests.


Bed & Breakfast (2 rooms, capacity 4 people max)

All year round

single occupancy 60 €
double occupancy 38 €

No reduction for children

Children under 5 not accepted. Pets not accepted.

Languages spoken: Italian, English, French, Spanish, Russian.



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via Leonardo da Vinci 7, Torre Boldone, Bergamo, Italy
Tel +39-035361893 - Fax +39-035341094

Sito aggiornato il: 28 novembre 2003