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Five km of city walls. upper and lower bergamo. discover the two faces of a uniquely beautiful city

A perfect Piazza,
Accademia Carrara
and its masterpieces,
wonderful festivals.
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Viewed from above, Bergamo is just like Stendhal described it: “The most beautiful place on earth.” Palaces, towers and domes, all within a single embrace. The embrace of the city walls: built starting from 1561 by the Republic of Venice, the circle, just over five kilometres long, is perfectly preserved and is a candidate to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The sequence of impressive gates and bastions take us straight into a page of history, discovered as we walk all around them. On a clear day, it’s like a theory of infinity.

 

In the heart of the Renaissance. Piazza Vecchia is Bergamo’s historic lounge: it is the “perfect” square loved by Le Corbusier. Facing each other, two extraordinary wings create a play of perspectives: the Palazzo della Ragione and the Palazzo Nuovo (currently Biblioteca Angelo Mai) with its white marble façade. Behind the Palazzo della Ragione, yet another world reveals itself: from the intellectual Romanesque style of Santa Maria Maggiore, with its amazing wood inlays depicting stories designed by Lorenzo Lotto, to the mausoleum of the humanist condottiero Colleoni. Upper Bergamo offers unexpected glimpses as you slowly lose yourself among hidden courtyards, fla...

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CULT CITY MAP/ BERGAMO in ten things to do and see

CULT CITY Ambassador

“Where to see the most romantic sunset in Bergamo? Along the walls of the Upper Town. From there, the setting sun seems to light up everything.”
Martina Caironi
PARALYMPIC CHAMPION
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CULT CITY LIFE/ BERGAMO THREE UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES

BERGAMO / CRESPI D’ADDA

Not just industrial archaeology. Close to Bergamo a village unique to Europe which holds UNESCO World Heritage Site status

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BERGAMO / ONE STEP FROM HEAVEN

Take a walk among historic villas and green forest. Discover the wonders of the Vie del Verde in Bergamo and its surrounding area

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BERGAMO / SHOPPING AND FLAVOURS

Torta Donizetti, an aperitif in historic environs and the art of craftsmanship. Discover the ancient Corsarola in the upper city

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CULT CITY GALLERY/ THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PICTURES OF BERGAMO

Piazza Vecchia, Bergamo
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Funicular Railway, Bergamo
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Accademia Carrara and GAMeC, Bergamo
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Sentierone, Bergamo
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Monastero di Astino, Bergamo
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Mura Venete, Bergamo
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Torre Civica, Bergamo
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Teatro Sociale, Bergamo
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Cappella Colleoni, Bergamo
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Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo
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