• Art & Culture

Piazza Vecchia Bergamo

Renaissance masterpiece in the heart of Upper Bergamo, Piazza Vecchia is "the perfect square" that has enchanted (also) Le Corbusier

Where
Piazza Vecchia, Bergamo
Infopoint
Infopoint Bergamo Città Alta
Via Gombito, 13, Bergamo
+39 035 242226

Time seems to have come to a halt in the ancient hill city of Upper Bergamo.

Countless historical visions that will remain on printed on your mind converge magically in a single spot, the square of Piazza Vecchia, also known as Bergamo's living room. There is more than one way to reach it.

By going through its many medieval roads you will notice how easily they tie together. You will notice different viewing perspectives from several points that highlight how ancient buildings look.

First of all, there is the Contarini Fountain that to this day emanates a XVIIth century beauty and makes quite a spectacle in the middle of the square with its mild colors.

Not far from there you stumble upon elegant and imposing buildings that evoke silent memories of a distant past. Palazzo Nuovo displays harmonious Renaissance style outlines alongside Palazzo del Podestà, Palazzo della Ragione and the Civic Tower.

Stop at a historical café and take a pleasant break while you watch life passing by at a slower pace. The magic of this ancient town is everywhere, away from urban noise.

You will surely remember the elegance of such an inspiring Venetian-style atmosphere.

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Places

Palazzo del Podestà

  • Art & Culture
Al suo interno il Museo storico del Cinquecento
38 mt

Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica

  • Religious Tourism
Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore
112 mt

Palazzo Terzi

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Terzi
189 mt

Museo Donizettiano

Gaetano Donizetti: the most internationally famous person from Bergamo
  • Art & Culture
Museo Donizettiano
191 mt

Rocca of Bergamo

The castle has long been a landmark and the protagonist of events that have changed the city’s history.
  • Art & Culture
Rocca di Bergamo
260 mt

Venetian Walls Bergamo

Venetian Walls of Bergamo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site from 2017, extend for over 6 kilometers, with a varying height
  • Unesco Sites
Venetian Walls Bergamo
276 mt

Palazzo Moroni

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Moroni
384 mt

Palazzo Agliardi

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Agliardi
853 mt

Carrara Academy

1,800 works, five centuries of Italian art, from Raphael to Baschenis, in one of the most visited museums in Italy
  • Art & Culture
Accademia Carrara Bergamo
995 mt

GAMeC

With 1500 square meters of exhibition space, the Gallery gives space to contemporary art in all its forms
  • Art & Culture
GAMeC
1.01 km

San Vigilio Castle

Of the original castle four towers, the battlements, the walkways and the embrasures are still visible today.
  • Art & Culture
San Vigilio Castle
1.09 km

Donizetti Theater

It covers an area of 3200 square meters for a total of 1154 places. For the harmony of sound it is considered among the best in Italy
  • Art & Culture
Donizetti Theater
1.18 km

Duomo of Bergamo

Main catholic place of worship of the city, it is dedicated to Sant'Alessandro patron of Bergamo and is located in Città Alta
  • Religious Tourism
Duomo of Bergamo
1.28 km

Villa Grismondi Finardi

  • Art & Culture
Villa Grismondi Finardi
1.82 km

Lorenzo Rota Botanical Gardens

A small naturist laboratory where the passion and the art of the workers bring together exotic plants with the indigenous ones
  • Active & Green
Lorenzo Rota Botanical Gardens
2.39 km

Monastery of Astino

  • Religious Tourism
The Monastery of Astino, Churches in Bergamo
3.05 km

Almenno San Bartolomeo

The village, at the beginning of the Imagna Valley,offers beautiful itineraries through Romanesque architecture and nature.
  • Art & Culture
ALMENNO SAN BARTOLOMEO_VILLA MALLIANA DEI CONTI MALLIANI
6.72 km

Golf Club Bergamo l’Albenza

Golf Club Bergamo l’Albenza It is a very technical course is located just 13 km from Bergamo and 50 km from Milan.
  • Golf
Golf Club Bergamo l'Albenza, Almenno San Bartolomeo (BG)
8.84 km

Selvino

A perfect family destination to visit in any season
  • Mountains
Selvino
11.06 km

Malpaga Castle

The Malpaga Castle is located in Cavernago, a small town within the Serio Nature Reserve.
  • Art & Culture
Malpaga Castle
11.27 km

Activities

Private walking tour of upper town Bergamo

  • Art & Culture
Private walking tour of upper town Bergamo
198 mt

Bergamo, a hidden treasure

  • Art & Culture
Bergamo, a hidden treasure
451 mt

Traditional food tour in Bergamo

  • Art & Culture
Traditional food tour in Bergamo
642 mt

MTB Freeride – 2 days in the Orobie Alps, Bergamo

  • Active & Green
MTB Freeride – 2 days in the Orobie Alps, Bergamo
1.07 km

Full-day in Monte Isola by private minivan from Bergamo with lunch

  • Art & Culture
Full-day in Monte Isola by private minivan from Bergamo with lunch
1.23 km

Riva speedboat experience on Lake Iseo and Monte Isola by private minivan from Bergamo

  • Lakes
Riva speedboat experience on Lake Iseo and Monte Isola by private minivan from Bergamo
1.23 km

Half-day wellness experience by private minivan from Bergamo

  • Wellness
Half-day wellness experience by private minivan from Bergamo
1.23 km

Full day trekking – high mountains

  • Active & Green
Full day trekking – high mountains
1.28 km

Eat like a local not like a tourist

  • Lifestyle
Eat like a local not like a tourist
1.6 km

Bergamo private lower town walking tour

  • Art & Culture
Bergamo private lower town walking tour
1.79 km

Upper Bergamo in eMTB

  • Cycle Tourism
Upper Bergamo in eMTB
4.77 km

Fly Fishing in Orobie Alps

  • Active & Green
Fly Fishing in Orobie Alps
7.44 km

E-Bike BH Rebell Lite

  • Cycle Tourism
E-Bike BH Rebell Lite
8.44 km

MTB Freeride – Full day high Orobie Alps, Bergamo

  • Active & Green
MTB Freeride – Full day high Orobie Alps, Bergamo
10 km

Where to sleep

FLORA I

Bergamo
FLORA I
32 mt

CASA BOTTANI

Bergamo
CASA BOTTANI
46 mt

HOTEL PIAZZA VECCHIA

Bergamo
HOTEL PIAZZA VECCHIA
52 mt

SAN LORENZO DI CASERI SILVIA

Bergamo
SAN LORENZO DI CASERI SILVIA
78 mt

MARIO LUPO HOUSE

Bergamo
MARIO LUPO HOUSE
90 mt

PALAZZO RIVOLA

Bergamo
PALAZZO RIVOLA
124 mt

DOLCE VITA CITTA' ALTA

Bergamo
DOLCE VITA CITTA' ALTA
143 mt

B&B BERGAMO ALTA

Bergamo
B&B BERGAMO ALTA
144 mt

HOME AND GO 4

Bergamo
HOME AND GO 4
155 mt

CASA DI CHARME MONICA

Bergamo
CASA DI CHARME MONICA
161 mt

IL MIRABILE

Bergamo
IL MIRABILE
174 mt

LOCANDAMIMMO

Bergamo
LOCANDAMIMMO
178 mt

CASA DI SOFIA CITTA' ALTA

Bergamo
CASA DI SOFIA CITTA' ALTA
181 mt

FLEUR DE LIS LOFT

Bergamo
FLEUR DE LIS LOFT
184 mt

DREAM HOUSE

Bergamo
DREAM HOUSE
190 mt

LE MURA VENETE

Bergamo
LE MURA VENETE
191 mt

IL POZZO

Bergamo
IL POZZO
199 mt

LA MAISON DES ARTISTES

Bergamo
LA MAISON DES ARTISTES
234 mt

CASA LEGAMI

Bergamo
CASA LEGAMI
488 mt

FUORI PORTA HOUSE BAR

Bergamo
FUORI PORTA HOUSE BAR
503 mt