Exploring Bergamo’s hidden treasures

Welcome, dear readers, to a unique adventure in one of Italy’s best kept secrets: Bergamo! Located in the Lombardy region, this charming medieval city is a must-see destination for lovers of history, architecture and gastronomy. Join us on this tour of hidden treasures and discover why Bergamo has earned a special place in the hearts of the most curious travellers – get ready to marvel and enjoy this Italian jewel to the fullest! Check out our private tours here! 

The Upper Town: A journey through time

Our first destination takes us to the Upper Town, the ancient historical centre of Bergamo. Entering this part of the city is like taking a leap back in time. With its narrow cobbled streets and majestic walls, it exudes a medieval atmosphere that enchants at every turn. Don’t miss the Piazza Vecchia, the heart of the Upper Town, with its magnificent Palazzo della Ragione and the Civic Tower, which offers breathtaking views of the city. We also recommend a visit to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, a 12th century architectural jewel with dazzling frescoes and ornamental details.

The Lower Town: Modernity with charm

The Lower Town, on the other hand, represents the modern face of Bergamo. Here you will find a wealth of shops, restaurants and bars that reflect the contemporary life of the city. Stroll along Via XX Settembre, an elegant shopping street lined with boutiques and cafés, and enjoy a delicious aperitif in one of the most popular spots. Don’t forget to visit the impressive Teatro Donizetti, a magnificent neoclassical building that hosts a wide variety of artistic performances.

A scenic drive

For the most spectacular views of Bergamo, don’t miss the funicular ride. This iconic attraction will take you from the Lower Town to the Upper Town in an instant, as you admire the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Get your cameras ready, because the photos from here will be unforgettable!

A delight for the most demanding palates

Bergamo’s cuisine is a delicacy not to be missed. Try the famous casoncelli, a pasta stuffed with meat and amaretti, or polenta e osei, a traditional dish combining polenta with game birds. Don’t forget to accompany your meal with a glass of Valcalepio wine, produced in the nearby hills. And of course, you can’t leave without trying the incredible tiramisu, a classic Italian dessert that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Adventures outside Bergamo

If you want to explore beyond Bergamo, we recommend a trip to the beautiful Lake Iseo, just a few kilometres away. There you can enjoy breathtaking views, water activities and visit the enchanting island of Monte Isola. You can also choose to visit the neighbouring cities of Milan or Verona, which are only a short train ride away and offer a variety of cultural and tourist attractions.

Bergamo is a destination that has it all: history, architectural beauty, culinary delights and unrivalled charm. Exploring its streets, discovering its hidden treasures and being surprised by its unique atmosphere is an experience not to be missed. We hope this guide has piqued your curiosity and that you will be encouraged to embark on an unforgettable adventure in Bergamo – pack your bags and enjoy this Italian treasure! Tour Travel & More will be happy to accompany you every step of the way.

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