Bergamo is a city of art, with a rich history and culture, a spectacular urban setting dominated by the Upper Town embraced by Venetian walls and surrounded by hills, panoramic views and an ambience on a human scale. All of that made Le Corbusier say “This is the most beautiful city in the world.”.
Bergamo’s “Upper Town” is a book of history and Italian architecture: the remains of Roman houses, buildings, towers, squares and medieval streets, aristocratic Renaissance palaces, Baroque and Neoclassical.
Absolutely outstanding: the Old Square, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Cathedral, the Colleoni Chapel, the Fortress.
In modern Bergamo, or Bergamo’s “Lower Town”, guests can visit the center Piacentini with the promenade of Sentierone and XX Settembre, the Donizetti Theatre, dedicated to Bergamo’s great composer; the Accademia Carrara Art Gallery, the GAMeC, (Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery); the churches of San Bernardino, Santo Spirito and St. Bartholomew with the altarpieces of Lorenzo Lotto, and other important works of the great masters of the Lombard-Venetian Renaissance.
Bergamo is easily accessible by any means of transportation (international airport of Orio al Serio, the railway line Milan-Bergamo, Milan-Venice motorway).Due to its strategic location, Bergamo is a perfect starting point for your different interests:
- the Nature, the landscapes and sports (skiing, sailing, mountaineering, hiking, mountain biking in the Orobic Alps, on and around the Lakes of Como, Endine and Iseo with Montisola)
- Food and wine tours (between the hills and the vineyards of Franciacorta, the “sparkling wine production area”, the mountain cheeses; the new craft breweries);
- The historical places (the castles of Malpaga, Cavernago, Urgnano, Pagazzano; the workers’ village of Crespi d’Adda, Unesco heritage, the medieval village of Cornello dei Tasso, the great architecture “Liberty” of San Pellegrino Terme);
- Shopping, fashion and Italian design (the small boutiques, the lab-design, the fashion district in Milan, the big shopping centers and Outlets)