Cities of Italy: Bergamo
In 50 km east of Milan, the province of Bergamo, famous for his ski resorts of Litisol, Gromoy and Scalves, the thermal resort of San Pellegrino, many architectural monuments and museums, lakes and mineral springs.
Capital of Province, Bergamo City (Bergamo, Bègrhem, Bergomum, WWW.Turismo.bergamo.IT) is in Lombardy, in the north of Italy, at the foot of the Alps, 40 km north-east of Milan.
Old medieval part of the city – Città Alta – located on the hill and surrounded by the Venetian walls of the XVII century. The modern city is connected to the historical part of the funicular; climb and descend can also be on foot and on buses.
- View of the city from the walls of the fortress
- Lion San Marco flames in the city gate
- Baptistery in Bergamo
- Portal of the Cathedral in Bergamo
In the old town it is worth a visit Cathedral Sant Alessandro (XV-XIX centuries.), medieval mansions Palazzo Della Ragione (Town Hall) and Palazzo Nuovo (Biblioteca Angelo Mai) on the square Piazza vecchia, Castle of St. Vigila (Castello di San Vigilio) and Palace Palazzo Medolago.
In the old town also is the Romanesque Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica (Santa Maria Maggiore), founded in 1137. She was a place of musical education for eight centuries. The game on musical instruments was accompanied by exquisite choral singing. Two organs of the church helped local composers and musicians to create incredible music.
- Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica
- Covered staircase in the historic center of the city
- City Hall Building
- Palace Palazzo Nuovo
- Tower on Piazza Vecchia Square
Modern city – Città Bassa – Megapolis, who received its development at the end of the XIX century. His prospectuses lead to the neighboring major cities of Lombardy, the main of which is Brescia. In the lower city it is worth visiting the Museum at the Art Academy – Pinacoteca dell’accademia, Collection of paintings Carrara, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art Galleria D’Arte Moderna E CONTEMPORANEA (Gamec).
- Fortress in the old town of Bergamo
- Piazza Vecchia Square
- Gallery of the monastery of St. Francesco
- View of the new city of Bergamo
How to get
In Bergamo, there is own airport – Orio Al Serio Airport, they are mainly used by budget airlines. Near Milan Airport. Up Milan can be reached by rail and motorway.
Reviews and studies of trips
In Milan for weekends? We are!
Like many other lawsosters, "Victory" Lands in not the most convenient airport, and in the cheapest, so heading to Milan, we sit down at Bergamo Airport. Read more →
NORD79 | December 2016
Bergamo – San Vigilio Castle and hills outside the city
Route map was discovered. And on Monday, when all museums do not work, we went to the funicular from the old city even higher, to the San Vigilio castle, and then – for a walk. Read more →
Maksiq | Summer 2016
Bergamo – from the upper city in the lower
Going away from the San Vigilio Castle and the Hills above the Upper City, we decide right there to go through the top city through and on the other funicular go down. Read more →