Bergamo boasts a millenary history dating back to the 6th century BC. Founded in a strategic position on hills overlooking the plains, it consists of Città Alta (Upper City), nestled amongst the hills, and the lower part extending toward the flat lands.
Bergamo’s “Città Alta”, the historic and original nucleus of the city, is a gem of superbly preserved medieval architecture, whose Venetian walls are now a UNESCO world heritage site. Lower Bergamo is a dynamic and elegant city where winding streets full of shops, bars, restaurants and offices give way to the lush woods of the Parco dei Colli to the north, and the greenery of the agricultural fields south.
Its large and diversified province ranges from the Bergamo Alps, whose peaks rise over 3000 metres, to the medieval hamlets of the plains, passing through the two main valleys which were named for the rivers flowing through them, the Brembo and the Serio. On the eastern border you will find Lake Iseo, in the middle of which rises Montisola, Europe’s largest lake island.
Bringing together pride in its traditions with a dynamic modern lifestyle, architectural gems and a legacy of nature and beautiful landscapes, Bergamo offers a variety of experiences able to satisfy any demand. Come discover this masterpiece!