A mountain with an unmistakable profile
As part of the Brescian Pre-Alps between Val Trompia and Lake Iseo, it is almost 2,000 metres high and certainly one of hikers’ favourite peaks throughout Lombardy. It is the most popular and most visited, a kind of initiation rite for every trekking and mountaineering enthusiast. Its name in the local dialect is Gòlem, which was later italianised, incorrectly, as Monte Guglielmo. Perhaps the idea was to give an official name to this mountain with its unmistakable profile – mighty, devoid of vegetation at the summit, identifiable from a great distance and from every corner of the plain.
The paths reach the top of the mountain, giving you the opportunity to enjoy an exceptional panorama; there are several, all easily accessible and starting from the villages of Cimmo, Zone, Pisogne or Pezzoro. On the top of Castel Bertino there is a huge monument to Cristo Redentore, almost 30 metres high, inaugurated in 1902. Truly impressive.
After a much-needed rest before descending back down to the valley, you can even certify your very personal 'conquest of the summit' by pressing the button on a recently installed presence detector.