Bergamo for tourism
by Maud on Dec 15, 2016
Bergamo is a city in two parts, connected by a funicular. This is because, as you will notice, Bergamo is located half on a perfectly flat plain and the other half rising sharply up to the old town on the crest of the hill. You can find lower streets lined by Neoclassical and modern buildings, and the old town streets offer Romanesque and Renaissance buildings.
The distance to Milan it is approximately 60 kilometres. You can travel by car, train or bus and arrive in under an hour for most routes.
Among the best attractions are the tower known as Torre del Campanone, the Palazzo del Podesta museum, the exceptional cuisine at the Grand Piazza Vecchia, or the famous art gallery Accademia Carrara. You can also definitely stroll out and visit some of the old churches in the area.
Torre del Campanone
As a tower with a square base, this structure rises 52 meters above the city of Bergamo. You can hear it toll a bell at 10 PM which is the city’s legendary curfew time. There is a lift that you can ride to the top to see a panoramic and inspiring view of the surrounding area.
Palazzo del Podesta
This seven room museum provides interactive displays telling the story of Bergamo in the Venetian era. There are animated maps, recreations of typefaces, artifacts going back to the Medieval ages. See how life was for the area’s first people, the Lombard Germanic tribes.
Grand Piazza Vecchia
As food is a trademark of Italy, why not do have a delicious dining in true Bergamo Italian style with some of the region’s best cuisine. You can sit outside when it is warm or inside the 15th-century building when it is cooler.
View works by Raphael at the Accademia Carrara, along with other Italian masters. Find it just east of the old city.
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