My Mini-Guide: Bergamo

My Mini-Guide: Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy (B)

From Monza or Milan, taking a day trip to Bergamo is completely realistic and incredibly worth it. It's a 2-part city: High city (Città alta) which is the old town, and New Bergamo, Low city (Città bassa). If you're there for a day, be sure to purchase a yellow day pass ticket for about 4 Euro at the bus station, just caddy-corner from the train station. It will allow you to ride the bus up to the old town, as well as take 2 funiculars which will lead you to a striking fortress ruin with this view (pictured below)

Getting there from Milan is easy by train with beautiful views of the alps off in the distance. 45 min. and 8 Euros later, and you'll arrive at this charming town, lined with cobblestone walking streets.

The old town (Alta Bergamo) contains beautiful old squares, quiet, narrow pathways, a spectacular church, as well as delicious/relatively inexpensive cuisine. There's nothing not to love about Bergamo. Just be sure to not waste time in the new portion so that you can spend as much time as possible in the town's historical charm. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: My Mini-Guide: Bergamo
Guide Location: Italy » Bergamo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Katie Adams
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Piazza Vecchia