Cassiglio is a municipality in the Province of Bergamo in the Italian region Lombardy, with 119 inhabitants (as at 31 December 2012).


Cassiglio located 45 km north of the provincial capital city of Bergamo in the Valle Stabine, a side valley of the Val Brembana. The community belongs to the Comunità Montana Valle Brembana and Parco delle Orobie Bergamasche. The municipal area in the Valle di Cassiglio south of the village lies the Lago di Cassiglio.

The neighboring municipalities are Camerata Cornello Cusio, Olmo al Brembo, Ornica, Piazza Brembana, Santa Brigida, Taleggio, and Valtorta Vedeseta.

Since 1992, a partnership with the French town of Le Pont -de- Planches in Franche -Comté.

History and Sights

Originally called Contrada della " Squadra di Sopra " part of the municipality of Valle Averara, Cassiglio in 1647 independent municipality with 300 inhabitants. From 1810 to 1812 Cassiglio was associated with Cusio. In the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia, the population to climb to 377 (1853 ). The census after the founding of the Kingdom of Italy in 1861 showed 429 residents. After a steady decline in population is observed ( Censimento 1936: 185). A slight temporary increase of the population shows the census of 1951, 228 by 2008, the number of residents reduced almost by half. The council has twelve members who belonged in the 2004 elections, all citizens of a list ( Lista civica ).

There is a dead dance presentation from the second half of the 15th century, is attributed to Angelo Baschenis On the outer wall of the parish church of San Bartolomeo. Another dead dance presentation from the period around 1700 is among other frescoes at the Casa Milesi.

According to local tradition, the dead on the Passo di Baciamorti of their families were greeted for the last time before they were brought to the old connecting to the Val Taleggio for burial.

Pictures of Cassiglio