Attractions in Bergamo
Bergamo has so many attractions that you are guaranteed not to go through
everything on a long weekend. In addition, of course, the nature experiences
come, which should not be underestimated either. Both summer and winter, Bergamo
and the surrounding area offer an amazing natural landscape!
- See DigoPaul for dictionary definitions of Bergamo,
Italy. Includes geographical map and city sightseeing photos.
In Via Camozzi street in Nybyen you will find Sala Manzu with its many fun
and interesting statues. Definitely worth a look, and opportunities to take some
fun photos. Opening hours are from 1600 to 1900 Monday to Saturday. Sundays and
festival days are 1000 - 1230 and 1600 to 1900. Are you here when the building
is closed, visit the garden!
Galleria d'Arte Moderna
If you like modern and contemporary art, GAMEC is worth a visit. The museum
is located to the northeast of Nybyen, not far from the Old Town. The address is
Via San Tomaso 53 and opening hours are 1000 to 1300 and 1500 to 1845. Closed
Chiesa Sant Bartolomeo
This beautiful church is located in Nybyen on the street Via Tasso and Largo
Belotti 1. The church contains famous paintings, including Lotto's painting of
Madonna with the child and the Holy Spirit.
Chiesa Santo Spirito
A beautiful old church located at the bottom of the street Via Tasso. Here
you will find paintings by several famous artists, including Lotto, Bergognone
In the street Via Pignolo 76 you will find the Museo Bernareggi which offers
varied art and the very built palazzo Bassi Rathgeb which was restored in 2000.
Opening hours are Tuesdays to Sundays 0930 to 1230 and 1500 to 1830. Closed
This gallery and museum houses a very large collection of art mainly from the
1400s to the 1700s. There are reportedly more than 2,000 paintings in Accademia
Carrara. The address is Piazza Carrara 82 in the northeast of Nybyen (Citta
The large Duomo cathedral is in ruins at Piazza Duomo in the Old Town.
However, the church is very crowded and it is not easy to take the postcard
pictures you send home. A visit inside the church is a must! At the time of
writing, the facade is undergoing restoration. The construction of the Duomo was
started in 1459.
Castello S. Vigilio
This fortress overlooking the Old Town of Bergamo offers magnificent views.
Here you can walk in the ruins of the greatness of the past, relax in the cafe
at the end of the cable car and take the most beautiful pictures. It is also
possible to stroll (for those cracking) or down the street Via al Castello.
Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica
A stone's throw from the Duomo you will find the Basilica Santa Maria
Maggiore which offers some of the most beautiful we have seen in a church in a
long time. You have to go to St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museum to find
similar ones. Externally, too, the church is something for itself. It was built
in 1137 and is our first choice of sights in Bergamo. Address Piazza Duomo.
Natural History Museum
If you have children, the Natural History Museum can certainly be a sensible
choice. It is located in the Old Town at Piazza della Cittadella 10 and is open
Tuesdays through Fridays 0900 - 1230 and 1430 to 1730. Saturdays and Sundays are
normally open between 0900 and 1900. Here you can see, among other things,
mammoths and much more exciting.
Tourist in Bergamo
Bergamo has for a long time been a magnificent small town, with high spiers
running towards the sky from a hill with city walls all around. The first major
construction period happened in the 13th century. There were powerful families
who built the houses as proof of their wealth. A brilliant example of this is
the Campanone tower which you will find on the mighty Piazza Vecchia. This
square is the heart of the historic center, and the tower was built by the
Bergamo has clear influences from Venice, both in terms of art and
architecture. Not least, you can see this clearly at Palazzo Terzi not far from
Bergamo consists of two districts, Citta Alta and Citta Basso, which means
Upper Town and Lower Town. Citta Alta is the historic center and is often
referred to as the Old Town. Both cities have their charm and unlike many other
cities it is well worth spending time in the Lower Town with all its 18th and
19th century buildings. We also have no problems recommending hotels in the
newer neighborhood. But there is little doubt that most tourists apply to Citta
Alta or the Old Town.
Nybyen - Citta Bassa or lower Bergamo
Dear child has many names. The new town, or more correctly the Lower Town, is
closest to the airport and is located under the cliff that houses the historic
center. For many, the train station is the first meeting point in Bergamo and
you can easily get into the center by walking the street Via Papa Giovanini
XXIII. After a short walk you will reach the main streets in the city center. We
are talking about the streets of Via XX Settembre and Sentierone. The latter is
an avenue with wide streets, sidewalks and a simple avenue. Via XX Settembre
ends up in a pedestrian section where you find fashion shops and specialty
shops. The shopping enthusiasts find their Eldorado here and in the area's cross
streets. The main square in Nybyen is Porta Nuovawhich
practically separates the above two streets. The construction happened in 1837
and you will see the wall and arch which was the original main entrance to the
Along the Via Tasso Street and Sentierone Avenue you will find several
attractions, including the Palazzo della Provincia Spazio and the Teatro
Donizetti. The latter is located on the square Piazza Cavour. From here you will
also be able to see and visit the church of Chiesa San Bartolomeo with beautiful
paintings indoors. If you continue east along Via Tasso you will soon reach the
very old church of Chiesa Santo Spirito. Here you will find pictures of Andrea
If you continue north you will find interesting sights such as the Accademia
Carrara on Piazza G. Carrara 82, the Galleria d'Arte Moderna, also called GAMEC
in Via San Tomaso 52 and the Museo Bernareggi in Via Pignolo 76. By the way, the
road is short up to the Old Town (Citta Alta).
A fun solution is to walk north from Porto Nuova along Viale Roma and Viale
V. Emanuele II until you reach the cable car. The cable car is called funicolare
in Italian, and this cable car brings you cheap money up to the Old Town.
Old Town - Citta Alta
The heart of the Old Town is Piazza Vecchi, a magnificent
square that has been the center of political power in Bergamo for centuries. In
and around Piazza Vecchi you will find many sights. We can briefly mention
Campanone, a large bell tower dating back to the 13th century, the library, the
Duomo and the perhaps even more amazing Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore. This must
only be visited and the interior is so magnificent and detailed that we have
only seen the like of St. Peter's Church in Rome.
The cable car from Lower Town takes you to Via Gombit. Follow this road for a
short while and you are in Piazza Vecchia. The streets of the Old Town are
lovely to stroll in and you have to continue along Via Colleoni to Piazza
Mascheroni and then onto Piazza Cittadella. Here you will find a new cable car
that takes you to Bergamo's highest point, Castello San Vigilio. Up here you can
relax in a cafe, stroll around the castle square and enjoy a fantastic view.
East of the Old Town you will find the Monasteri di Sant'Agostino e Fara and
the Fort La Rocca which also has a museum, the Museo Storico.
There are constant buses between Lower Town and Old Town, as well as the
cable cars. It's cheap, fast and easy. You will find many cozy cafes and simple
pizzas and plenty of green spaces to relax. In addition, you have plenty of good
restaurants for the evening.