La Citta Alta, Bergamo

Explore the medieval history of Bergamo in La Citta Alta. Perched on a hill overlooking the rest of the city, this upper city is surrounded by 17th-century Venetian walls and is home to the majority of Bergamo's historic buildings and cultural heritage sites. Admire colorful frescoes and Romanesque architecture at the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. Visit the 14th-century castle that anchors the old city. You can walk from the lower city or take the funicular for views of the city and countryside. Using our international travel planner, Bergamo attractions like La Citta Alta can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Absolutely to visit, in all its magnificence: from San Vigilio to Piazza Vecchia. It is perfect and must be seen, clean, from the walls you can see Milan.
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  • Walking thru the narrow streets, browsing the shops, pastry shops, gelaterries, hand made articles, food places, wine and coffee places is a total delight. And admiring the old buildings and structure...  more »
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