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Sightseeing in Bergamo - what to see. Complete travel guide

Citta Alta, Bergamo There is a legend that tells about wonderful city Bergamo and its creation. According to this legend, the city was founded by forefather Chidn, but this place got its splendid forms after the World War II. However, the city is full of famous sights and places of interest that actually prove old history of Bergamo.
When we start talking about this city, we should definitely mention its rich historical heritage. The city is simply full of various sights. For example, a popular and frequently visited sight is an ancient square that is also considered the heart of Bergamo. Here we should pay your attention to the fact that there is an enormous number of architectural ensembles created in the period of Renaissance in Bergamo. You will find here amazing medieval town halls, the town library, or the square near the cathedral.
This square is also the location of another famous object – the Basilica di S.Maria Maggiore. The church is one of the oldest historical buildings. Also don’t forget to visit opened and fascinating Roman portal and Cappella Colleoni – they are all can be found on the same square. Copyright
There are hotels with simply inimitable design in Bergamo, and comfortable Arli Hotel Business and Wellness is among them. Its bright rooms with amazing parquet floors are decorated in … Open
Finally, when you’re done with these sights, it’s time to visit the palaces that once have been owned by noble people in Bergamo. These are Moroni, Terzi, Medolago-Albani, and Alvari palaces.
Sunrise at Bergamo old town, Lombardy Bergamo is famous not only for its architectural monuments, but also for its beautiful parks. One of the nicest is considered to be North Park Adda, it was founded in 1973 by order of the city authorities. The area of ​​this beautiful park is more than 5600 hectares; the territory of the park is covered with several interesting walking routes. During the walk you can see not only rare plants but also interesting historical structures, including dams and power plants, which were built over a hundred years ago. 
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Bergamo is one of the few Italian cities, which features perfectly preserved medieval fortifications. One of the most interesting objects is the Venetian wall, which was started in the mid-16th century. For the construction of this wall a huge amount of money has been spent, over the years the citizens had to pay the city treasury enormous contributions. After its completion, the wall struck with its size; its length is more than 6000 meters, and the maximum height reached 50 meters. At the end of the 20th century Venetian wall was completely restored, today it is an important historical landmark. 
Piazza San Pietro al Fantasy World closeup Another interesting symbol of Bergamo - funicular that connects the old and new parts of the city. Lower station of the funicular is located at Viale delle Mura, and the top is not far from the church of Santa Maria Maggiore. The funicular is very popular amongst tourists; during the trip it is possible to take beautiful panoramic pictures of the city. Experienced tourists advise to buy tickets as early as possible to take a comfortable seat by the windows. 
Hotels in Bergamo could be a real find for travelers who love to spend time in historic setting. Many accommodation places are set in old charming buildings, and Vip Bergamo is among them. … Open
Not all tourists know that in Bergamo there is a very beautiful botanical garden named after Lorenzo Roth. The garden is quite small, it has a very beautiful design and a variety of interesting plants. Since the botanical garden is on the hill, a great view of the lower city opens during the tours. For visitors the garden is equipped with comfortable seating areas; many wooden benches can be found in the shades. 
Not far from the old town hall is La Torre Civica tower, since it was built, it remains the tallest structure in the city. In the 16th century, after numerous reconstructions the tower height was already 57 meters, today at its top is equipped with an excellent observation deck. Visitors can climb it via a special elevator which was equipped a few years ago, or climb to the top of the tower via the steep steps. 
It won’t be difficult to choose the right hotel for a romantic vacation in Bergamo. Couples of all ages are fond of Starhotels Cristallo Palace. It occupies a charming modern building … Open
Among the cultural institutions Bergamo Archaeological Museum is worth noting, its first exposition was formed back in 1561. During the first 200 years the collection of archaeological artefacts stored in the old town hall, and since then the museum changed its location several times. Since 1960, the museum is located in the palace of Visconti, which in itself is a valuable historical object.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Bergamo and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Bergamo
♥   Shopping area ' Via Gerolamo Tiraboschi' Bergamo, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Via XX Settembre' Bergamo, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Via Zambonate' Bergamo, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Bergamo
♥   Castle 'San Vigilio Castle' Bergamo, 2.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Camozzi Vertova Castle' Costa di Mezzate, 10.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Cavernago Castle' Cavernago, 10.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Urgnano Castle' Urgnano, 10.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Malpaga Castle' Cavernago, 11.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Bergamo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Monte San Giorgio' , 60.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale della Val Grande' , 102.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dello Stelvio' , 107.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Bergamo and around
♥   Art museum 'Accademia Carrara' Bergamo, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Bergamo from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Valcamonica Rock Carvings

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
The ancient pictures you can find not only on rocks and in caves but also on huge stones. They are placed throughout the whole valley. For thousands of years these stones weren't covered by natural disasters, nevertheless, the ancient petroglyphs were saved. The best time for visiting Valcamonica Rock Carving is a warm period. At this time, you can adore not only with petroglyphs but also with natural wonders of this area. … Read further

Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie

From the series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
Over the past decades, the main church in Milan has remained a popular tourist attraction. The queue of those wishing to see the legendary frescoes doesn’t vanish, so it’s recommended to sign up for a tour several days in advance. Anyone who wishes to see the legendary fresco by Leonardo da Vinci, will have to undergo a special procedure. An outerwear has to be cleaned from the dirt using a dedicated gadget. Only after that, you can take a look at the amazing work of art. However, visitors can not admire it for more than 15 minutes. … Read further

Basilica di San Lorenzo

From the series “Monuments of Byzantium: the most famous buildings”
Several symbolic monuments are installed next to the basilica. A series of antique columns is the most unusual element of the surrounding area. They are preserved fragments of ancient Roman buildings. These columns were part of the baths in the 3rd century AD. The Basilica of St Lawrence has lost almost half of its values and original design elements for more than a thousand years of existence. A beautiful fresco has been preserved on the wall behind the main altar. Visitors can also see an ancient sculpture of Padre Pio. Its age is more than a thousand years. The painting under the dome was made already in the Middle Ages. But it continues to be considered a true work of art. … Read further
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