Val Taleggio

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Val Taleggio
The gorge of the Orrido della Val Taleggio
Val Taleggio is located in Lombardy
Val Taleggio
Val Taleggio
The Val Taleggio in Lombardy
Location Comuni of Taleggio, Vedeseta and Morterone
Coordinates 45°53′N 9°36′E / 45.883°N 9.600°E / 45.883; 9.600Coordinates: 45°53′N 9°36′E / 45.883°N 9.600°E / 45.883; 9.600
Watercourses Enna

The Val Taleggio is an Alpine valley in the Italian region of Lombardy, split between the provinces of Bergamo and Lecco. It is a western fork of the Val Brembana which begins in the commune of San Giovanni Bianco, in the Province of Bergamo.

The valley’s river is the Enna which over the course of the centuries has gouged out a spectacular 3 km gorge between San Giovanni Bianco and Taleggio known as the Orrido della Val Taleggio (pictured, right). The valley is particularly known for the soft cows’ milk cheese Taleggio which has been made here for many centuries.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The Val Taleggio comprises three communes:

  • Taleggio (Province of Bergamo), with the frazioni
    • Sottochiesa (the seat of the Municipio);
    • Peghera;
    • Olda;
    • Pizzino;
  • Vedeseta (Province of Bergamo), with the frazioni:
    • Avolasio;
    • Lavina;
    • Reggetto.
  • Morterone (Province of Lecco)

Road access[edit]

The Val Taleggio can be reached via three routes: