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Rocca of Bergamo

The castle has long been a landmark and the protagonist of events that have changed the city’s history.

Where
Piazzale Brigata Legnano, Città alta Bergamo
Contacts
+39 035 247116
Official site

The Rocca, or castle, dominates Bergamo’supper town from the hill of Sant’Eufemia, giving it superb views of the town and the surrounding Val Brembana and, on a clear day, of Treviglio and Milan.

Built on the site of Roman and Celtic ruins, the castle has long been a landmark and the
protagonist of events that have changed the city’s history. Today the central structure is made up of a quadrangular keep with square towers on each corner. Through the centuries the building has been renovated, modified and expanded to meet the town’s ever-changing needs, the evolution of war techniques, the advent of gunpowder and new alliances.

During the Austro-Hungarian domination it served as a stronghold against Garibaldi’s army. From the highest tower visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the Po valley to the south, and the Bergamo Alps to the north. The castle is today home to the town’s historic museum: along the walkways visitors can admire the most interesting pieces of the museum’s collection, including cannons and tanks.


Opening hours

Open: all year.
Opening times: variable.
Admission: charge.
Children’s recreational activities.


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