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.
- 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 to Milan.
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Located in Milan, Italy, the Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica of the Nativity of Saint Mary, or simply Duomo di Milano, is Milan’s impressive cathedral church.
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Milan is famous for its financial power and as a fashion capital of the world. It is not considered as beautiful as other Italian cities, but it is a perfect mix of ancient and ultramodern.
Italy has it all: rich history, spectacular cultural heritage, great food, wonderful site seeing experiences, numerous world known landmarks, friendly people, affordable accommodation and easy transport from place to place.
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