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  • 1 Città Alta Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    I - 24100 Bergamo

    The old upper town of Bergamo provides visitors with many hours of interesting walks. Start at the Piazza Vecchia, the historic centre of the town, with its 12C bell tower, 18C fountain, the Palazzo della Ragione (a palace rebuilt in the 16C), and th..

  • 2 Piazza Vecchia Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    I - 24100 Bergamo

    This is the upper town's historic centre. The square is bordered by Ragione palace (The Palace of Reason) with its high belfry and by the Palladian style Scamozziano palace with its decorative central fountain that was gifted to the people of Bergamo..

  • 3 Piazza del Duomo(Cathedral Square) Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P.za del Duomo I - 24100 Bergamo

    Separated from the Piazza Vecchia by the arcades of the Palace of Reason, this square is surrounded by the town's main tourist attractions, including the baptistry, the cathedral, the Church of Saint-Mary Major and the Colleoni chapel.

  • 4 Colleoni chapel Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    P.za del Duomo I - 24100 Bergamo

    Built between 1470-1476 by Amadeo this marvel of Renaissance art has an elegant façade decorated liberally and jubilantly with religious or profane subjects. The interior is decorated with extremely finely worked sculptures and frescoes by Tiepolo, h..

  • 5 Accademia Carrara (Carrara Academy) Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    P.za Giacomo Carrara 82 I - 24100 Bergamo

    This Art Gallery set up in a neoclassical palace exhibits paintings from the 15-18C. Its treasures include two portraits by Botticelli (Julian de Medici) and Pisanello (Leonello d'Este), paintings from Venice (Crivelli, Giovanni Bellini and his Madon..

  • 6 Battistero (Baptistère) Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Piazza Duomo I - 24100 Bergamo

    Marked by a gallery in red Verona marble decorated with small slender columns and statues representing the Virtues, this octagonal building is a reconstruction of the original work by Giovanni da Campione (1340), which was erected at the back of the ..

  • 7 Santa Maria Maggiore (Church of St Mary Major) Interesting

    Religious buildings

    P.za del Duomo I - 24100 Bergamo

    Although the basilica dates from 12C, the North and South porches were added by Giovanni da Campione in the 14C. The Baroque interior is rife with gildings and stucco plus has nine superb 16C Florentine tapestries based on cartoons by Alessio Allori ..

  • 8 Quartiere Vecchio (The Old Quarter) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P.za Vecchia I - 24100 Bergamo

    The Old Quarter of the lower town is spread around the via Pignolo, bordered by numerous 16 and 18C palaces and a number of churches endowed with a rich selection of artworks, such as S. Bernardino and S. Spirito.

  • 9 Cathedral (Duomo)

    Religious buildings

    P.za del Duomo I - 24100 Bergamo

    If you are of fan of Baroque architecture, you must go and see the interior of this 18C Cathedral which accommodates, among other things, extremely beautiful stalls sculpted by the Sanzi.

  • 10 Citadel (Rocca)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Vecchia I - 24100 Bergamo

    Built in the 14C and later modified by the Venetians, the citadel offers great viewpoints over the upper and lower town.

  • 11 Piazza Matteotti (Matteotti Square)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    I - 24100 Bergamo

    Situated in the centre of the lower town, this immense square is the focal point of the modern town. It is extended by the Sentierone where the locals love to walk and flanked by the Donizetti theatre (which honours the memory of the great local comp..

  • 12 Palazzo de la Ragione (Palace of Reason)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P.za Vecchia I - 24100 Bergamo

    Built in 1199, this is Italy's oldest communal palace. The current building was erected in the 16C. Its central balcony surmounted by the Lion a Saint Mark (a symbol of Venetian dominance) dominates its arcades and balanced trefoil windows. A covered..

  • 13 Tempietto di S. Croce

    Religious buildings

    Piazza S. Maria Maggiore I - 24100 Bergamo

    In the square of Saint Mary Major, you will see this charming little temple with its quatrefoil layout, which was built here around about c1000 in an early Roman style.

  • 14 Saint Bernardino Church

    Religious buildings

    v. San Giovanni I - 24100 Bergamo

    This church houses a charming Virgin in Majesty and Saints, created by Lorenzo Lotto in 1521, which is located above the altar.

  • 15 Saint Spirito Church

    Religious buildings

    v. T. Tasso I - 24100 Bergamo

    Amongst the artworks conserved in this Church, you will notice a Saint John the Baptist surrounded by Saints a polyptych by Previtalli, a Virgin and Child by Lorenzo Lotto and a polyptych by Bergognone.

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