• 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

Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica

  • Religious Tourism
Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore
112 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

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

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

Malpaga Castle

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

Monastero di San Giacomo Maggiore

  • Religious Tourism
Monastero di San Giacomo Maggiore, Churches of Bergamo
12.68 km

Terme di Trescore

A silent valley and its healthy sulphur water with body healing and regenerative properties
  • Wellness
Terme di Trescore
14.52 km

Val Seriana, from Ranica to Clusone

  • Cycle Tourism
Albino Bridge of medieval origins
14.65 km

Villa Paradiso Golf Club

Villa Paradiso Golf Club is situated in the splendid Adda Natural Park, just 20 minutes from Milan and Bergamo.
  • Golf
Villa Paradiso Golf Club, Cornate d’Adda (MB)
14.94 km

Visconti Castle

From the tower of the Castle the view of the river and of the surrounding territory is priceless, from the Pre-Alps to the plain
  • Art & Culture
Visconti castle
14.98 km

Events

Opening of Palazzo Moroni

Palazzo Moroni
Bergamo (BG)
13/12/2018 - 31/12/2099
  • Art & Culture
Opening of Palazzo Moroni
1.28 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

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 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 E-bike tour

  • Cycle Tourism
Bergamo E-bike tour
1.73 km

Franciacorta wine tasting and shopping day tour

  • Food & Wine
Franciacorta wine tasting and shopping day tour
1.76 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

Leolandia entrance tickets

  • Active & Green
Leolandia entrance tickets
14.63 km

Where to sleep

FLORA I

Bergamo
FLORA I
32 mt

BOTTON D'ORO GOMBITO 3

Bergamo
BOTTON D'ORO GOMBITO 3
37 mt

MILLE E UNA NOTTE

Bergamo
MILLE E UNA NOTTE
42 mt

AEDES MERCATORUM

Bergamo
AEDES MERCATORUM
42 mt

B&B LA CASA DEI MERCANTI LITTLE TRADITIONAL BNB

Bergamo
B&B LA CASA DEI MERCANTI LITTLE TRADITIONAL BNB
42 mt

B&B LA TORRE DELLA MERIDIANA

Bergamo
B&B LA TORRE DELLA MERIDIANA
46 mt

CASA BOTTANI

Bergamo
CASA BOTTANI
46 mt

IL SOLE

Bergamo
IL SOLE
51 mt

HOTEL PIAZZA VECCHIA

Bergamo
HOTEL PIAZZA VECCHIA
62 mt

DIMORA STORICA GOMBITHOTEL

Bergamo
DIMORA STORICA GOMBITHOTEL
78 mt

SAN LORENZO DI CASERI SILVIA

Bergamo
SAN LORENZO DI CASERI SILVIA
78 mt

BERGAMO ALTA GUEST HOUSE (V. NOTA PER CAMERE)

Bergamo
BERGAMO ALTA GUEST HOUSE (V. NOTA PER CAMERE)
78 mt

MARIO LUPO HOUSE

Bergamo
MARIO LUPO HOUSE
90 mt

APPARTAMENTO VACANZE ARLECCHINO BRUNA

Bergamo
APPARTAMENTO VACANZE ARLECCHINO BRUNA
96 mt

APPARTAMENTO VACANZE ARLECCHINO TRILO

Bergamo
APPARTAMENTO VACANZE ARLECCHINO TRILO
96 mt

APPARTAMENTO VACANZE ARLECCHINO BILO

Bergamo
APPARTAMENTO VACANZE ARLECCHINO BILO
96 mt

COLLEONI 20 SUB 712

Bergamo
COLLEONI 20 SUB 712
112 mt

COLLEONI 20 SUB 713

Bergamo
COLLEONI 20 SUB 713
112 mt

PALAZZO RIVOLA

Bergamo
PALAZZO RIVOLA
124 mt

FIGLIE DEL SACRO CUORE DI GESU'

Bergamo
FIGLIE DEL SACRO CUORE DI GESU'
143 mt