Artogne

Artogne is a town in Val Camonica about 45 kilometers from Brescia to which it is connected by the state road 42 of the Tonale.

The first written testimony that reports news of the land on which Artogne will later rise comes from the Polyptych of Santa Giulia and describes the area as a courtyard populated by about a hundred people, around the year 905.

In 1348 the black plague, which already affected vast territories of Europe, also reached northern Italy causing numerous deaths. The territory of Val Camonica was strongly affected by the plague which killed more than half of the population. In Artogne some reports handed down even speak of only twelve people who were saved from the wave of black plague. 

In 1508 it is indicated with the name of Artogno in the map of Val Camonica drawn by Leonardo da Vinci which is kept at the Royal Library of Windsor, in Great Britain. 

The first half of the 14th century is marked exclusively by the advent of the noble Federici da Brescia family. The testimonies of the presence of the Federici in the territory are still alive today and in particular on stones and doors that bear the engraved emblem in the shape of a shield that distinguished them. Typical examples are the fortifications in the Castello district, in the Castellino area and in the buildings of the Imavilla district.

After the post-Napoleonic restoration the whole Valley, with the agreements at the Congress of Vienna, passed under the Austro-Hungarian dominion. 

Artogne after the creation of the Kingdom of Italy was again administratively aggregated to Brescia. During the twenty years of Fascism, in 1927, the merger and merger with the municipality of Pian Camuno took place, originating “Pian d’Artogne”. 

In 1957 Artogne regained administrative independence and returned to an autonomous municipality. 

Artogne is a splendid village set in narrow alleys full of history. 

Optimal place for trekking excursions favored by an up-and-down landscape surrounded by nature.

The Re torrent is definitely worth a visit (especially in the summer months to find refreshment) with its small waterfalls and a winding path. 

Throughout the year, thanks to the work of the Proloco, numerous activities can be found.

The strong point of summer entertainment is the musical event “Le Mura del Suono” (The walls of music) with young emerging artists. 

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