Bergamo Half Day Trip from Milan - 1 Day

Bergamo Half Day Trip from Milan

Embark on a half-day tour of Bergamo from Milan to learn more about the city. The ‘Città Alta,’ or high city, is located at the foot of the Alps and is filled with historic buildings going back to the Middle Ages and Renaissance periods. Learn about the city’s history from your tour guide while taking in sights such as the St. Maria Maggiore cathedral and the city walls, which span for more than 5 kilometers around the perimeter.

Highlights

  • 2-hour walking tour of Bergamo Old Town
  • See the Cathedral, Town Hall, Baptistery and Chapel
  • Explore the surrounding city walls

Bergamo Half Day Trip from Milan

Travel just northeast of Milan on a romantic half-day trip to Bergamo, just on the edge of the Italian Lake District.

Bergamo Half-Day Tour from Milan

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 to Milan.

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Last Updated on October 23, 2021 by Tours Editor @ gotravelyourself.com