Bergamo

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Bergamo

Go beyond this city’s Venetian walls to see a preserved medieval town and check out the impressive art museums in the lower district.

Bergamo is a historic city with a marvelous Upper Town district in the foothills of the Alps. It offers stunning views of the surrounding Lombardy terrain and an insight into the medieval Venetian influence. Travel through time via the popular funicular that runs between the upper and lower districts.

Walk along the narrow alleys of the Citta Alta (Upper Town) district, within the 16th-century Venetian walls. Visit the impressive Rocca stronghold for 360-degree views incorporating the historic center. Admire the 12th-century Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore that separates the Piazza del Duomo from the Piazza Vecchia.

The Piazza Vecchia is a square where you can see an unspoiled tapestry of Renaissance architecture, with such gems as the Palazzo del Podestà and the Palazzo della Ragione. Enter the impressive Palazzo Nuovo to browse the 16th-century books and manuscripts of the Biblioteca Angelo Mai library. Learn about the city’s intense relationship with music at the Donizetti Museum.

For a change of pace and time period, delve into the modern, lively Lower Town district. Explore the art scene around the Piazza Giacomo Carrara. Here you’ll find the GAMeC modern art gallery opposite the Carrara Academy Gallery, which contains an array of fine arts pieces. Stroll through the residential neighborhoods of this modern part of the city.

A little north of the Upper Town district lies the hilltop Bergamo Botanical Garden. Cross charming streams via wooden bridges and snap photos of the vista that extends as far as the Alps and Milan on clear days.

Bergamo is in the northern part of the Lombardy region in northern Italy. Arrive at Orio al Serio International Airport and ride a bus to the city to get here in about 20 minutes. You can also take a train from Milan, 30 miles (48 kilometers) southwest. Use buses and the cable railway to get around the city.

Come to Bergamo to experience a flourishing art scene and a spectacular historic center behind its Venetian walls.

Where to stay in Bergamo

B&B Hotel Bergamo
B&B Hotel Bergamo
3 out of 5
Via Autostrada 2/A, Bergamo, BG
The price is ¥7,183 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Humanitas Gavazzeni Hospital, Centro Congressi Giovanni XXIII, and Via XX Settembre. Piazza ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (563 reviews)
"Worth the price"

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

B&B Hotel Bergamo
Mercure Bergamo Centro Palazzo Dolci
Mercure Bergamo Centro Palazzo Dolci
4 out of 5
Viale Papa Giovanni Xxiii 100, Bergamo, BG
The price is ¥8,666 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
Located in Stazione, this golf hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Centro Congressi Giovanni XXIII, Largo Porta Nuova, and Piazza Matteotti. Via XX Settembre ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (965 reviews)
"Perfect location for travelling, staff is friendly and understanding!"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2021

Mercure Bergamo Centro Palazzo Dolci
Hotel Excelsior San Marco
Hotel Excelsior San Marco
4 out of 5
Piazzale della Repubblica 6, Bergamo, BG
The price is ¥11,043 per night from Nov 13 to Nov 13
Located in Citta Bassa, this golf hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Matris Domini Monastery, Piazza Matteotti, and Largo Porta Nuova. Caprotti Park and Via ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (780 reviews)
"Great area. Very clean and comfort hotel. Friendly staff. Bed and shower were too small but overall the hotel was great"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Hotel Excelsior San Marco
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Residenza Del Borgo
Residenza Del Borgo
Via Borgo Santa Caterina 41, Bergamo, Provincia di Bergamo
The price is ¥9,843 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Situated in Bergamo, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of GAMeC and Gewiss Stadium. Piazza Vecchia and Humanitas Gavazzeni Hospital are also within ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (58 reviews)
"Adequate accommodation at reasonable price but very basic furniture."

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Residenza Del Borgo
Domitys Quarto Verde
Domitys Quarto Verde
Via Pinamonte da Brembate 5, Bergamo, BG
The price is ¥12,002 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
Located in Stazione, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of GAMeC, Rocca, and Piazza Vecchia. University of Bergamo and Oriocenter are also within ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Ottimo soggiorno
"Abbiamo prenotato in questa struttura e con nostra sorpresa abbiamo trovato un appartamento pulitissimo e molto curato.Lo consigliamo a chi ama la tranquillità.Personale disponibile e molto gentile"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Domitys Quarto Verde
Home And Go - 8
Home And Go - 8
Via Cimarosa 8, Bergamo, BG
Located in the heart of Bergamo, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Parco Marenzi, Adriano Bernareggi Museum, and Parco Suardi. PalaNorda and Centro ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (16 reviews)
Our experience
"This basic b&b was run by lovely people who loaned us an umbrella, phoned for taxis for us and provided additional provisions when asked. The breakfast is really basic and may not suit everyone as it rely on longlife foods mainly. The district lacks any character but is within walking distance of ..."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2017

Home And Go - 8
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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