12 April 2015
It was a sunny Sunday in May. We headed up for our half-day trip to Pellegrino and thereafter Cornello dei Tasso via San Giovanni Bianco. Cornello dei Tasso is an isolated village in the Bremado Valley. It is considered as one of the most beautiful towns in Italy which is best preserved medieval architectural and urban structure. During its glorious days, it was the centre of commerce. The famous Tasso family, Thurn und Taxis (known for breweries and castle building skills in Germany) and later the founder of the postal system in Europe has its root there.
A great fresco sits in the apse-shaped altarpiece. It was burried under a blade perviously. The middle pane shows the Virgin and Child enthroned and angels on either side the Saints Cornelius and Cyrian, patrons of the church.
There was a guided tour when we were there. It lasted for one hour and free. The woman explained everything in detail. Unfortunately, I did not understand Italian at all. So, I took snapshots outside, enjoyed the blue sky and the natural beauty around.
postal museum. It is a two level building. It shows many of the original documents of the family Tasso.
On the way back we returned to Sedrina to see a beautiful painting in a church.