The legend of Charlemagne in the Camonica Valley

In 774 A.D, Chalemagne donate the Valle Camonica to the monastery of Tours, in France; it’s from this decree that rises, in all likelihood, the legend of the frank emperor’s passage, where Charlemagne with his entourage of paladins marches from the city of Bergamo to the Tonale Pass, fighting Langobards and heathens; to celebrate his victories -and the victory of the catholic faith- Charlemagne order to build a number of churches, from Lovere to Ponte di Legno. This sites –although more recent than their supposedly VIII-century construction- are all still existing and offer a stimulating journey through the sacred art of the valley.
There is also a site (in italian) dedicated to the discovery of the Carolingian route through the Valle Camonica.