• 2-hour walking tour of Bergamo Old Town
• See the Cathedral, Town Hall, Baptistery and Chapel
• Explore the surrounding city walls
Travel just northeast of Milan on a romantic half day trip to Bergamo, just on the edge of the Italian Lake District.
Upon arrival, we’ll ride the funicular from downtown to the top of the hill, where we’ll begin our walking tour of the city, traveling first through Piazza Vecchia, the heart of Old Town. Along the way we’ll encounter Town Hall (Palazzo della Ragione), Santa Maria Maggiore Cathedral, Colleoni Chapel, and the Baptistery.
We’ll also discover Bergamo’s fascinating history. Stretching for more than five kilometers, the medieval walls that once protected the old town of Bergamo are one of the most important relics of fortification in the 15th century. Celts, Goths, Romans and Lombards all presided over the city at different times, but it was the four centuries under Venetian rule that were the most significant in the town’s fascinating history and culture.
Take a moment to admire the beautiful mountains that extend all the way to Lake Como. Marvel at the lush vegetation, villas, farmhouses and woods before finally heading back Milan.
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