• Art & Culture

Bergamo Alta and its beauties

A historic center remained completely intact and surrounded entirely by walls

You can reach Bergamo Alta with the funicular, crossing the Venetian walls of the ‘400 on board of one of the two carriages and enjoying a spectacular view. Or you can go on foot, climbing the stairs around the city.

Once you reach Bergamo Alta, you can have a walk along the central streets Gombito and Colleoni, where you can see shops, restaurants, typical places where you can shop and buy souvenirs. Halfway through Bergamo Alta, you'll be taken over by the beauty of Piazza Vecchia, where you can find Palazzo della Ragione and the Civicatower, called "Campanone". Piazza Duomo hosts the Cathedral, Colleoni Chapel, dedicated to the most famous condottiero from Bergamo during the Reinaissance and, of course, the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, a real pearl of the city.

Piazza della Cittadella, wanted by the Lords of Milan, Visconti, in 1300, hosts the Archeological and Natural Sciences Museum. Once you arrive in Colle Aperti, besides tasting stracciatella gelato right where it was invented in the historical "La Marianna", if you climb 141 steps, you'll find yourself in front of the Lorenzo Rota botanical garden. A place you can reach only on foot, far away from the traffic and the noise, where there are 1200 different taxonimoc units.

The ancient fortress is the perfect place to stop and take a look at the view from Castello San Vigilio, the highest place in Bergamo. Last but not least, walking along the 6km walls, you can stop in Città Bassa (lower city) and look at the horizon with one of the telescopes around the town.

On the same topic

Mantua Culture Capital 2016

Mantua city of art, capital of culture
  • Art & Culture
Mantua Culture Capital 2016, discover its wonders

Monuments Mantua

The Gonzagas have made Mantua a jewel of the Italian Renaissance visible in its palaces, monuments, churches, culture and traditions
  • Art & Culture
Monuments Mantua, ideas for visiting

Gentileschi: Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Confirmed the new dates: 10th of October 2020 - 31st of January 2021
  • Art & Culture
Gentileschi: Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Leonardo in Lombardy: 8 itineraries to discover the places of Vinci

Eight itineraries in the Lombard capital to discover the genius of the Renaissance
  • Art & Culture
Leonardo da Vinci

Museums Brescia

Brescia: the ideal destination for those who love art. Countless opportunities to visit exhibitions and to attend cultural events
  • Art & Culture
Museums Brescia, hints on visiting

Castles Brescia

From Sirmione to Breno, from Desenzano to Padernello, a journey through the fortified manors to the discovery of local history
  • Art & Culture
Castles Brescia, discovering Lombardy

Another weekend at home: here's something to do

Ideas and activities for the whole family
  • Art & Culture
Credits photo_ Compagnia Marionettistica Carlo Colla e Figli

Monument Varese

Stately homes, religious buildings, fortifications and UNESCO treasures among the beauties of Varese and its surroundings
  • Art & Culture
Monument Varese, what to see

Cremona and its music

Cremona's music is closer than what you think
  • Art & Culture
Cremona and its music

Theaters Brescia

Brescia will surprise you with the vitality of its theaters, where are staged prose, ballets and concerts
  • Art & Culture
Theaters Brescia, culture in Lombardy

10 good reasons to visit Como

  • Art & Culture
10 good reasons to visit Como

Monuments Pavia

Ancient squares, historic houses, statues, religious buildings, museums ... in Pavia and its province
  • Art & Culture
Monument Pavia, what to see

A visit to Cerreto Abbey

Cerreto Abbey: a Cistercian jewel of the province of Lodi 
  • Art & Culture
Una visita all’Abbazia del Cerreto

Mantua, Festival City

Mantua is a living city 365 days a year. Thanks to international festivals. Starting from the prestigious Festivaletteratura
  • Art & Culture
Mantua, Festival City

Unusual Museums Lombardy

Other museums that can be visited
  • Art & Culture
WOW SPAZIO FUMETTO

Franciacorta Itinerary

The ideal destination for those who love cultural tourism
  • Art & Culture
Franciacorta Itinerary, let's traverse it

Castles Lodi

The history of a glorious past between the castles and fortresses of the Lodi area
  • Art & Culture
Castles Lodi, a guide to Lombardy

Museum Varese

Mummies, archaeological finds, design, ancient and contemporary art: museums to suit all tastes!
  • Art & Culture
Museum Varese, what to see?

Monuments Lodi

In the center of Lodi you can see buildings and monuments that are real architectural and decorative jewels
  • Art & Culture
Monuments Lodi, ideas for visiting

Seven castles in Lombardy

From Lake Garda to Valtellina by way of Milan. Among crenellated walls, towers and porticoed loggias
  • Art & Culture
Castello Sforzesco a Milano