Costa Valle Imagna

Costa Imagna is a municipality in the Province of Bergamo in the Italian region Lombardy with 613 inhabitants (as at 31 December 2012).


The neighboring municipalities are Bedulita, Carenno ( LC), Roncola, Sant'Omobono Terme, Torre de 'Busi (LC) and Valsecca.


Originally the place where Imagna is today only used for summer camp. From the year 1300 people are using for the first time all year round the place as of settlement. Since the church is oriented to the northeast, it is freezing cold in winter. When the Venetian Republic in 1428 conquered the province of Bergamo, Costa Imagna stood on the border of hostile regional powers Venice and Milan.

During the Counter- Reformation bishop announced his regret about the state of the village church, which has been neglected in the community due to poverty. A plague pit points to the epidemic of 1630, which was described by Alessandro Manzoni.

Since the beginning of the 20th century Costa Imagna considered as a summer resort.