San Pellegrino terme is a famous spa resort of the Brembana Valley, crossed by the Brembo river, set in an area inhabited since ancient times by a population of Celtic origins, the Orobi. The place name dates back to the VIII century in honor of San Pellegrino, bishop of Auxerre. Although the curative properties of its water were already appreciated, the tourist development of this town only occurred after 1700 though, when a renovated road network made it easier to be reached.
From the architectural and urbanistic point of view, San Pellegrino is characterised by numerous art nuveau buildings, such as the Grand Hotel, the Casinò and the Palazzo della Fonte.
Moreover it houses the local Museum of Natural Science, with an interesting collection of fossils that provide proof of human origins in the valley that date back millenia.
The Parish Church of San Pellegrino, in Baroque style with valuable stuccoes, is very interesting.
The town is also a convenient departure point for hikes to discover the countryside of the Val Brembana and its beauty; alternatively, a short but agreeable journey on a characteristic funicular railway leads to La Vetta, a hamlet of San Pellegrino and to its natural terrazza.