Located in the centre of the Bergamo plain, Romano in Lombardia is home to the Serio River Park. In the last century, Romano earned the status of city, and its territory still retains traces of a past rich in history. You can still see the medieval urban layout, which along with the churches and other buildngs, makes up the historic and artistic legacy of the town. The fine residential buildings, noblemen's palaces, churches, gateways and the Visconti castle are the main attractions.
The name is thought to have come from the "castrum romanum" on which the ancient city stood.
No description of Romano in Lombardia would be complete without a mention of its most famous inhabitant: Giovan Battista Rubini (1794-1854). A famous tenor whose talents were widely acclaimed in the 19th century, Rubini was the first to be given the role of Elvino in Bellini's "La sonnambula" ("The Sleepwalker"). Rubini shared his fortunes with his home town, leaving bequests that made it possible for the town to build schools, a lyceum and a hospital.