Bergamo is a beautiful city split in Bergamo Alta (The High Part) and Bergamo Bassa (The Lower Part), and it is absolutely a gorgeous city.
Bergamo Alta is definitely where most of the nicest things are located but here on this guide, we are going to talk about both.
You can take the funicular that leaves from Bergamo Bassa and go up towards Bergamo Alta, the view of the alps and of the city is awesome even from there.
Bergamo is reachable via low-cost flights because of the Orio al Serio airport that leaves for many destinations all over Europe for very cheap.
If you are looking for a destination that is still pretty awesome and less crowded than Milan, Bergamo is a nice solution for solo travelers and families that want to have some taste of the region Lombardia.
The city can be discovered by walking with ease, so let’s go visiting.
Bergamo is one of the few Italian cities where the historic center is still surrounded by walls that are perfectly preserved.
The walls (Mura Venete) are now part of the UNESCO heritage and these 3 miles (5 km) walls are definitely something you don’t want to miss.
Then we can walk toward Piazza Vecchia which is the hearth of Bergamo and one of the most important squares.
This square contains some of the most evocative sculptural and architectural masterpieces in all the city of Bergamo.
The Carrara Academy is a gallery that contains a lot of arts from the top artists such as Raphael, Botticelli, and other important names.
The dome of Bergamo made with white stones is something that you will like to admire for a while and wonder about its perfection.
Cappella Colleoni is one of the most important buildings in the city and it is located in Piazza del Duomo.
This is a true masterpiece of Renaissance architecture, recognizable by the particular design and its colorful facade in red and white marble.
Bergamo Sotterranea is another thing that will impress you, in fact, the city extends also underground and you can go visit this part of the city.
If you like to discover awesome things, it is very recommended to drive to Villaggio Industriale di Crespi D’Adda.
The village is protected by UNESCO and is one of the top examples of a working village in the world that you can visit and discover.
Some other monuments and museum worth a visit are:
Food in Bergamo is definitely very good, there are many restaurants and places to go eat delicious Italian food everywhere.
One of the most popular and traditional dishes of the city of Bergamo is called Casoncelli which is a kind of pasta.
The Casoncelli are fresh ravioli pasta, filled with dry bread, cheese, eggs, minced meat, macaroons, and raisins. They are usually served with melted butter, sage, garlic, and parmesan cheese.
In this city you will also find many places serving La Polenta, this is a dish traditional from the mountains that can be found in the city pretty much everywhere.
Filetto Di Cervo Con Strachitunt is composed of two typical products of the Bergamo mountains: the deer and the Strachitunt.
The meat of the fillet is left to pulp and then cooked slowly on the fire; in the meantime, a piece of cheese is dissolved in milk.
If you like deer meat this dish is definitely tasty and awesome for your mouth and taste.
If you want to check out some recipes here is a good link of these plates:
The city of Bergamo is without any doubt one of the top cities to visit in Italy! It is super easy to reach via plane, car, or train and it still preserves the walls of the city like in medieval times.
There are many things to do and discover in the city and in this guide, I have shown you some of the nicest places to go and what to eat.
If you don’t like a lot to have millions of tourists around you like in Milan, this city is going to enchant you from the beginning.
The higher part of the city called Bergamo Alta is where most of the then nicest things are located.
If you are interested in visiting this city you can go to the major square and find a tourist office. From there you will find all the information and tours available around the city and you will be able to discover the events around the city.
The surroundings of Bergamo are pretty nice as well, many towns and little cities are worth to be visited and you should road trip a bit around to discover new places.
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