This experience will let you discover Bergamo's Città Alta, a veritable jewel abounding with history and tradition. Thanks to an official local guide, this 2.5 hour tour on foot will immerse you in the ancient streets and squares rich with centuries-old history that distinguishes Bergamo. At the end of the tour, you will have the chance to lunch in a characteristic restaurant and taste the local cuisine.
Arriving from the south, Bergamo's Città Alta catches the eye, majestically looking down over the plains. Nestled on hills and entirely enclosed by Venetian walls dating back to the 1500s, a UNESCO world heritage site, it represents the "historic heart" of Bergamo.
Taking our tour, in half a day you will visit Città Alta's symbolic and history-laden places: Piazza Vecchia with its 13th century Palazzo della Ragione and the Torre del Campanone (Big Bell Tower), which you will climb to enjoy a breathtaking view; Piazza del Duomo looks onto the Cathedral and the splendid Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica, the admission to which is included in the tour price; the Renaissance Colleoni Chapel and Baptistery; a visit to the Cittadella (Citadel) and the Colle Aperto area, with a magnificent view on the Parco dei Colli opposite.
The entire itinerary unfolds along picturesque cobblestone streets, onto which shops, restaurants and cafés look. At the end of the tour, lunch in a restaurant awaits you with the possibility of dining on classical Italian cuisine, as well as a local menu with typical dishes from the Bergamo culinary tradition.
Bergamo boasts a millenary history, dating back to the VI century BC. It distinguishes between the Città Alta, lying on the hills, and the lower part that develops instead towards the plain. Its province ranges from 3000m of the peaks of the Orobic Alps to the medieval villages of the plain. Bergamo offers a variety of experiences able to satisfy every type of need, boasting both a rich historical architectural heritage and natural and landscape heritage. Come with us to discover this masterpiece.Read more