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Citta Alta - Piazza Vecchia

Thanks to cheap flights, Bergamo has became one of the most visited place in Italy and the number of visitors is increasing permanently. The fact is, however, that most of the tourists use it's airport at Orio al Serio as landing base only in order to get to the other Italian destinations. If so, they are doing serious mistake because city of Bergamo, and in particularly its Citta Alta (the Upper Town), has lots of things to offer.
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The City Walls

Citta Alta is situated on the hilltop which dominates the place, offering magnificent view to the Citta Bassa and its surroundings. The whole Citta Alta is walled in, still well preserved and survived in time.

Torre del Campanone

You can get to Citta Alta by car, bus or walking, I suggest you funicular which starts immediately from the basement of the Upper Town. Not many towns in the world helds funicular railway and it might be unique experience for you.
Torre del Campanone marks the position where the heart of the old core of the town is situated, the best spot to start exploring Citta Alta.

  • Last visit to Bergamo: Mar 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2014 at 1:26 AM

    Tornerò a Bergamo tra alcuni giorni. Non vedo l' ora.


  • titti's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    It's a school: Liceo classico P. Sarpi.

  • Gillybob's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Great photos! Enjoyed reading your tips. Looking forward to being here in 11 days!

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Lots of info, fantastic photos too. you really portray the town well and give a real taste of what it is like. Hvala

  • ettenaj's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2005 at 7:59 AM

    Cant wait to see it for myself next month!!!!!

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  • Jun 12, 2005 at 7:32 AM

    Charming. Zanimljivi su ti talijanci koji crkve "oblace" u pruge k'o nekakve pidzame. Btw, u Splitu postoji barokni bedem Contarini - ne znam da li je u nekoj vezi sa ovom fontanom u Bergamu.

  • Feb 24, 2005 at 4:56 PM

    boris, another excellent page on an amazing italian place! i really enjoy visiting your pages, they not only help me for my future travels, but they are great to look through and dream of future destinations! bravo!

  • KristaB's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2005 at 8:52 PM

    Krasan gradic, odlicno predstavljeno, Maestro! Tu (ili imas bolji prijedlog?) bi se zaustavili na putu, za pola sata setnje i dorucak, ne daleko od autostrade - ideje? Hvala!

  • Mind&Soul_Travels's Profile Photo
    Dec 26, 2004 at 8:38 AM

    Thanks for the great picture of the city where i live in!


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