60 km from Milan, I always say that Bergamo is a 'symphony' of stairs! A magical up and down that delights those who visit it. The city is divided into two parts: the Lower City (Lower Town) e Uptown (Città Alta). The two are completely different from each other and seem to be from completely different eras: downtown, where the train station is located, is modern, elegant, with huge avenues, skyscrapers and lots of commerce! What to do in one day in Bergamo? Stay with us and make the best of the boot country! Here in the traveling to italy you make the trip of your dreams come true!!! See also our Section Accommodations in Italy – Tips for your Holidays!
To reach the Upper City, it is necessary to take the 'funicular' (For further information such as lines and schedules, access the ATM website by clicking here!) a kind of cable car that takes you up the hill. Arriving there it seems that you landed in another century, really! The city is medieval and is surrounded by huge walls that served as protection against invaders. Bergamo was founded by the Celts in the XNUMXth century BC and is filled with artistic works and buildings from various periods. With wide squares and narrow alleys, Bergamo seems to seduce us to observe its unique beauties! Want to get to know the city but have little time? So I'll help you: let's see what to do in one day in Bergamo! Take a Private 2,5-hour tour of Bergamo's Lower Town, click here to find out more!
1) What to do in one day in Bergamo? IGREJA SANTO ESPÍRITO
Let's start our tour by getting off at the train station. The station is very close to the center of the lower city; you can get a map of the city from the tourist kiosk on Via Papa Giovanni XXIII. Following the same street, our first stop is at Holy Spirit Church; there you can see beautiful works of art, all with religious motifs. How about a 3,5-hour Traditional Food Tour of Bergamo? Click here to learn more!
2) What to do in one day in Bergamo? CITY HALL AND THE PROVINCE PALACE
Leaving there, go to the most chic street in the lower city: the Via Torquato Tasso. In the surroundings it is possible to see the old City Hall of Bergamo and the provincial palace, both from the XNUMXth century. There is also the Church San Bartolomeo. Following the tour, go to Via Sentiero, at 300 meters dali; and Via Sentiero this is where the old 'doors' of the city are located, such as the New door, and the Tower of the Fallen, monument erected in honor of the soldiers killed in the war.
3) What to do in one day in Bergamo? PIAZZA PONTIDA
Continuing on, you will soon see the Via Venti Settembre, ideal for doing some shopping. Passing through the whole street, you will reach the Pontida Square. On the left is the Via Sant'Alessandro, which 'hides' a relic from the XNUMXth century. The church of San Benedetto which is one of the most beautiful in Bergamo and is next to the Monastery. go to Via Botta, parallel to street of the towers, and you will arrive at Via Vittorio Emanuele II, where there is a station to take the funicular and go up to the upper city. (If you prefer, head up the hill on foot! Good luck!).
4) What to do in one day in Bergamo? MERCADO DELLE SCARPE AND TOWER GOMBITO
Arriving in the upper city, you will soon see the Shoe Market which is the gateway to the city! The view of Bergamo from the top is breathtaking! continue to Via Gombito, where the attractions are the Torre Gombito, built in the XNUMXth century, and the various sweet shops with a unique delicacy: a polenta-shaped cookie! It looks a lot like quindim and is made of sponge cake, moistened with orange liqueur and stuffed with almond paste; the 'finishing touch' is a small bird made of chocolate that goes on top of it. The name of the candy? Polenta and Osei! Try it! It's second to none!
5) What to do in one day in Bergamo? FONTANA, PALAZZO AND THE CAMPANONE
We continue to Old Town Square, which is very close to Via Gombito and Cathedral Square. Em Piazza Old Pussy a Contarini Fountainthe Palazzo della Ragione and the Campanone. At Piazza del Duomo, be sure to see the cape Colleoni, Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, and obviously the Cathedral of Bergamo.
6) What to do in one day in Bergamo? TEATRO SOCIALE
Leaving there, through Via Colleoni, it is possible to observe the Teatro Sociale; reaching to Mascheroni square, it is possible to see the Bell Tower and Citadel, full of museums. Close to Gate of Sant'Alessandro, you can find the funicolare station that takes you to the Castle of San Vigilio. Na Hay Market Square, it is possible to see the Roll, a fortress from 1331, which offers a privileged view of the city. Enjoy the sunset and delight your eyes with the colors 'painted' in the sky!
How to get to Bergamo?
1) How to get to Bergamo? BY AIRPLANE
Bergamo Airport is Orio Al Serio and is located 5 km from the city center. To go to the center, take the ATB bus line 1 that departs from the arrivals terminal, in Piazzale Arrivi. The bus departs every 20 minutes during the week, and on weekends and holidays, the interval is 30 minutes.
2) How to get to Bergamo? BY TRAIN
From Milan, leaving the Central Station, take the train bound for Bergamo. Note: If you prefer to start your tour in the upper city, or if you want to make your own itinerary, when leaving the station, go to Piazzale Marconi, take bus number 1 and head to the Funiculare Station.
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3) How to get to Bergamo? BY CAR
Via the A4 Milano-Venezia, take the Bergamo exit. The closest car park to the funicular station is in Piazza Libertà. It is possible to reach the upper city by car too, but I do not advise it for two reasons: the parking lots are not easy to find and you will miss the funicular ride! ; )
What to do in one day in Bergamo? Bergamo is one of the few cities that is actually 2 in 1! The stark differences between the Baixa and Alta cities make it difficult to choose which is the most special. Falling in love with Bergamo is not difficult, leaving it behind is difficult!
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