Bergamo is a lovely small city, perfect for a one-day trip from Poggio Verde. The city is divided in Città Alta – the oldest part built by the Romans – and the Città Bassa. Bergamo Alta is a fascinating part of the city the flowered around medieval times. In the center of the Città Alta is the Piazza Vecchia, which was remodeled during the Renaissance and is considered one of the most beautiful squares in Italy. Bergamo Bassa – the lower town – is the newest and elegant part, full of shops, bars and restaurants. A delightful funicular takes you to the Città Alta from the Città Bassa, departing from Via Al Castello 3 in Città Bassa, not far from the parking lot in Piazza della Libertà.
Length of Drive: 1 hour (44km) from Poggio Verde.
Parking: Piazza della Libertà 24121, Bergamo
Type of Visit: Cultural
Things to see – Città Alta:
- Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore & Colleoni Chapel, wonderful monument just off the main square Piazza Vecchia, the heart of the city
- Campanone, also called the Torre Civica, a12th century tower, next to the Piazza Vecchia
- La Rocca, this fortified building includes a tower you can climb for a nice view, and the building complex has a museum as well.
- Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio, the religious centre of the city, where the Cathedral was erected in honour of the city patron, Saint Alessandro
Città Bassa – Shopping:
Best shops are in via XX Settembre, via Sant’Alessandro, via Torquato Tasso, Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII, via Giorgio Paglia.
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