Bergamo

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Bergamo
Go beyond this city’s Venetian walls to see a preserved medieval town and check out the impressive art museums in the lower district.

Bergamo is a historic city with a marvelous Upper Town district in the foothills of the Alps. It offers stunning views of the surrounding Lombardy terrain and an insight into the medieval Venetian influence. Travel through time via the popular funicular that runs between the upper and lower districts.

Walk along the narrow alleys of the Citta Alta (Upper Town) district, within the 16th-century Venetian walls. Visit the impressive Rocca stronghold for 360-degree views incorporating the historic center. Admire the 12th-century Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore that separates the Piazza del Duomo from the Piazza Vecchia.

The Piazza Vecchia is a square where you can see an unspoiled tapestry of Renaissance architecture, with such gems as the Palazzo del Podestà and the Palazzo della Ragione. Enter the impressive Palazzo Nuovo to browse the 16th-century books and manuscripts of the Biblioteca Angelo Mai library. Learn about the city’s intense relationship with music at the Donizetti Museum.

For a change of pace and time period, delve into the modern, lively Lower Town district. Explore the art scene around the Piazza Giacomo Carrara. Here you’ll find the GAMeC modern art gallery opposite the Carrara Academy Gallery, which contains an array of fine arts pieces. Stroll through the residential neighborhoods of this modern part of the city.

A little north of the Upper Town district lies the hilltop Bergamo Botanical Garden. Cross charming streams via wooden bridges and snap photos of the vista that extends as far as the Alps and Milan on clear days.

Bergamo is in the northern part of the Lombardy region in northern Italy. Arrive at Orio al Serio International Airport and ride a bus to the city to get here in about 20 minutes. You can also take a train from Milan, 30 miles (48 kilometers) southwest. Use buses and the cable railway to get around the city.

Come to Bergamo to experience a flourishing art scene and a spectacular historic center behind its Venetian walls.

Where to stay in Bergamo

B&B Hotel Bergamo
B&B Hotel Bergamo
3 out of 5
Via Autostrada 2/A, Bergamo, BG, 24126
The price is $78 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Bergamo. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a business center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (609 reviews)
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Reviewed on Aug 7, 2022

B&B Hotel Bergamo
NH Bergamo
NH Bergamo
4 out of 5
Via Paleocapa 1/G, Bergamo, BG, 24122
The price is $119 per night from Sep 4 to Sep 5
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Bergamo. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (733 reviews)
"Great location. Clean and functional"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

NH Bergamo
Best Western Hotel Cappello D'Oro
Best Western Hotel Cappello D'Oro
4 out of 5
12 Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII, Bergamo, BG, 24121
The price is $107 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 18
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Bergamo. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (626 reviews)
"Great location! Nice hotel. Friendly staff."

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2022

Best Western Hotel Cappello D'Oro
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Residenza Del Borgo
Residenza Del Borgo
Via Borgo Santa Caterina 41, Bergamo, Provincia di Bergamo, 24124
The price is $92 per night from Aug 20 to Aug 21
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Bergamo. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (101 reviews)
Family stay
"We stayed one night and the accommodation was excellent. Breakfast a lovely touch."

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Residenza Del Borgo
Domitys Quarto Verde
Domitys Quarto Verde
Via Pinamonte da Brembate 5, Bergamo, BG, 24121
The price is $107 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Stay at this apartment in Bergamo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Parco Marenzi and Centro Congressi Giovanni XXIII ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (17 reviews)
Great stay
"Excellent. It's really a new retirement complex that seems to be renting out some of their unused apartments. It's not a hotel and reception closes at (I think 8pm) and the doors are locked but you get an e-key so no problem. But if you're arriving late please make sure you can check-in! Apartment ..."

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Domitys Quarto Verde
La Casetta Apartment
La Casetta Apartment
74 Via Torquato Tasso, Bergamo, 24121
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Bergamo. Enjoy free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and satellite TV. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (4 reviews)
Great obe to choose
"It was really a nice time at this hotel. We went with a baby of 8months and the staff was amazing especially ‘nonna Patrizia’ my girl loved her and always gave us good advice where to go;) Breakfast was also great and location is very central;) Thank you for everything!! We will be back to this hotel ..."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2018

La Casetta Apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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