(Brescia District)
mt. 445 a.s.l.
3580 (1400 in the borgo)

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The name derives from ‘bhu (meaning “cave, mine”) and ennus (“stream, river”). It could possibly mean ”The stream of the mines’.


Two are the itineraries to admire the beauty of  this Borgo. The first stretches along the old Industrial Area, the other in the old town center. In the industrial area you can admire the ancient forges (one of this is now a forge school), an old factory (Fucina Museo, 17th century), an ancient mill (Mulino Museo, 17th century) with ancient millstones that produce an excellent flour, and an ancient wash house. In the old town centre you can visit some interesting old buildings: Palazzo Simoni Fè,  a 15th century palace; Torre Avanzini, a tower dating back to 1075; the Church of Santa Maria Annunciata (15th century) with frescoes and Gothic elements; a beautiful presbitery and a bell tower with its pinnacle and mullioned windows; Torre Rizzieri,  a medieval tower and  the church dedicated to San Faustino and San Giovita (17th century) with statues and frescoes.

The ancient borgo flourished around the local iron manufacturing.The millenary tradition of forging iron is still alive: local expert artisans work the iron to produce handmade objects.

Casunsei are a type of large ravioli filled with butter, local cheese and sage.

Cornmeal mush from local flour (produced using an ancient mill) is perfect with meat. Spongada is the local dessert: a soft flat bread made with eggs, butter, sugar, salt, milk, flour and yeast.

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