Brembo River
The Brembo, in Lombard Brèmb o Brèmp, is a 74 km Italian
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 river, a left tributary of the Adda
Adda River
The Adda is a river in North Italy, a tributary of the Po. It rises in the Alps near the border with Switzerland and flows through Lake Como. The Adda joins the Po a few kilometres upstream of Cremona. It is 313 kilometres long...

, which runs entirely within the Province of Bergamo
Province of Bergamo
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 in the Lombardy
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Regions of Italy
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The Brembo springs from the Bergamo Alps
Bergamo Alps
The Bergamo Alps are a mountain range in the Italian Alps which forms part of the Central Eastern Alps. They are located in northern Lombardy and named after the city Bergamo, south of the mountains....

 at the foot of Pizzo del Diavolo; on reaching Lenna
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 it is united with a second branch which flows from Pizzo Tre Signori
Pizzo Tre Signori
Pizzo Tre Signori is a mountain in the Bergamo Alps, with an elevation of 2,554 metres.The name stems from the historical division of the area that it marked, between the State of Milan, the Republic of Venice and the Grisons canton of Switzerland....

. During its course it is fed by numerous of water courses; those with the greatest flows are the Stabina
The Stabina is a stream in the Bergamo Alps of northern Italy. It begins at the Pizzo Tre Signori, and after nine kilometers, it flows into the Brembo river near the town of Olmo al Brembo....

, from Valtorta
Valtorta (valley)
The Valtorta is a side valley of the Val Brembana in the Bergamo Alps of north Italy . It extends in a west-to-east direction from the small settlement of Valtorta to Olmo al Brembo where its river, the torrente Stabina, flows into the Brembo....

, the Parina
The Parina is a stream in the Bergamo Alps of northern Italy. It begins between the Pizzo Arera and the Cima Valmora, passes near the villages of Oltre il Colle, Serina, Dossena and Lenna, and after sixteen kilometers flows into the Brembo river at Camerata Cornello....

, the Enna, a torrente
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of the Val Taleggio
Val Taleggio
The Val Taleggio is an Alpine valley in the Italian region of Lombardy split between the provinces of Bergamo and Lecco. It is a western fork of the Val Brembana which begins in the commune of San Giovanni Bianco, in the Province of Bergamo...

 which joins the Brembo in the small town of San Giovanni Bianco
San Giovanni Bianco
San Giovanni Bianco is a comune in the Province of Bergamo in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 km northeast of Milan and about 20 km north of Bergamo, located in the Val Brembana.-External links:*...

, the Ambria, a torrente of the Valle Serina and the Dordo, a stream of Isola di Bergamo.

The Brembo flows into the Adda near Crespi d'Adda
Crespi d'Adda
Crespi d'Adda is a historical settlement in Capriate San Gervasio, Lombardy, northern Italy. It is an outstanding example of the 19th and early 20th-century "company towns" built in Europe and North America by enlightened industrialists to meet the workers' needs...

, between the communes of Capriate San Gervasio
Capriate San Gervasio
Capriate San Gervasio is a comune in the province of Bergamo, in Lombardy, Italy.It is situated on the southern tip of the so-called Bergamasca Island, a territory delimited by the rivers Adda and Brembo. It includes three frazioni at slightly different altitudes, San Gervasio d'Adda , Capriate...

, Canonica d'Adda
Canonica d'Adda
Canonica d'Adda is a comune in the Province of Bergamo in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 30 km northeast of Milan and about 15 km southwest of Bergamo....

 and Vaprio d'Adda
Vaprio d'Adda
Vaprio d'Adda is a comune in the Province of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 30 km northeast of Milan....

, at the border between the provinces of Bergamo and Milan
Province of Milan
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In the course of the centuries the river has seen many floods, often on a disastrous scale as was the case on 18 July 1987 when immense damage was done to the environs of the Val Brembana
Val Brembana
Val Brembana is a valley in Lombardy, northern Italy. It takes its name from the river crossing it, the Brembo.The Bergamo Alps form the valley's northern limits, notably the Tre Signori and Diavolo di Tenda Peaks, while at south lies the plain of Bergamo...


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