In the upper Chero valley, more than 570 metres above sea level, we find Groppovisdomo, today a quiet spot lost in the green of the woods, which attracts many holidaymakers in summer.
The hill where the village stands has been inhabited since ancient times, as is demonstrated by graves dating from the Iron Age.
The village owes its name to the lie of the land and to the Vicedomini family.
In fact, Groppovisdomo
stands on a “groppo” - a high point - and was a fief of the Vicedomini family, who had a castle here, later adapted as a residence.
The history of the village is closely linked to this fortress and to the Visdomini family.
The lordship of the Visdomini was contested by Bertolino Nicelli, who attacked the castle in vain in 1515.
In the 1530s the castle was divided between different members of the Visdomini family and by the middle of the 17th century – when it belonged to Giacomo Nicelli – it was no longer lived in.
The most important building in the village is the church of San Giovanni Battista, rebuilt in the 18th century. Inside it is decorated by Alberto Aspetti and Paolo Perotti.
Monday 2 April 2018
On Easter Monday at Groppovisdomo there will be an amateur hike of 7-13-20 km, and the same morning the competitive Trail del Perforatore of 20 km
Sunday 27 August 2017
Competitive trail of 19.5 km: meeting at Groppovisdomo between 7.45 and 8.30 a.m. and departure at 9 a.m.
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August 2016
Food stands and dancing at the municipal sports ground for the annual Festa dell'Emigrante in Groppovisdomo, the first festival dedicated to those who had to abandon their homes, families, country, to seek their fortune..
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July 2016
The traditional agricultural fair, the festa del Contadino, will be celebrated on the hills of the upper Val Chero at Groppovisdomo.
Two evenings in company with food stands to eat in the open air and dance to the orchestras of the moment.
Monday 28 March 2016
At Groppovisdomo near Gropparello, a hike (Camminata Ludico Amatoriale) for those who enjoy walking, along mixed mountain trails. Two routes: 7 and 15 km.
Registration and departure from Campo Sportivo Parrocchiale between 8 and 9 am.
Parish church of Groppovisdomo
An ancient oratory that became a private chapel and then the parish church ....
Bed and Breakfast at Groppovisdomo
The B&B Monpoupon, a charming small house, stands in a little stone-built hamlet 650 m above sea level, not far from Gropparello, immersed in the quiet of the woods - open all year.
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August 2015
Evenings of typical local food and dancing
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