Costa Volpino rises in a position that could be defined as "strategic" between the beginning of the Valcamonica valley and the point of affluence of the Oglio river in Lake Iseo.
The territory of the municipality of Costa Volpino is divided into seven small historical centers, which create in turn seven hamlets. Among these we should mention the mediaeval village of Corti, enlarged in the twentieth century all the way to Lake Iseo: area in which the Municipal Palace and the new parish church were built, necessary for the large increase in the number of inhabitants.
The hamlet of Piano, developed in the sixties with the definition of a modern and industrial center. Very characteristic is the small group of houses called "Pizzo"; a mixture of ancient and new, a place where the past intersects with the present.
On a large terrace, previously entirely cultivated, stands Qualino, which offers a complete view of Lake Iseo and the lower Valcamonica valley. The center is of medieval origin and is divided into small districts, with balconies and wooden loggias.
Finally Volpino, of Roman origin, whose ancient name indicated an area inhabited by foxes. Currently the small village still preserves old houses with gates and arches in perfect medieval style. Located above an imposing rock horn, it owes its fame to the presence of volcanite mining activities, a particular type of gypsum that took its name from the village itself, used in colour and in the cement industry.