"My 'Bčrghem'" Bergamo by barrikello

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A charming snob town

Bergamo's one of the forgotten city of art in Italy. It develops on two levels: the Citta' Bassa, the modern part, laying on the Po plain and the old Citta' Alta, the town on the hill. Its name comes from the Celtic "Berghem" - literally City on the Hill. The latter one is charming and fascinating, its history being millennary, founded by the Roman Empire far before Christ was born. The modern town, developed during the Venetian Rule - thus in the last three century - is nothing special, being suitable more for shopping than for sightseeing.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The unique beauty of Citta' Alta (the old town)
  • Cons:the traffic and modern development of the Citta' Bassa (the modern part)
  • In a nutshell:Citta' Alta is a jewel to discover slowly, beautiful and melancholy
  • Intro Updated Aug 10, 2005
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  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2014 at 1:35 AM

    Tornerň a Bergamo tra alcuni giorni.

    Nice page.


  • Roadquill's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Hi Paolo, Nice Bergamo page. Karl

  • Gillybob's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Good information supported by some wonderful photos - love the main photo on your intro. Looking forward to being here in 11 days! Gillybob greetings

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2008 at 10:48 PM

    Hi youve got some excellent tips here - if Id seen them before my last trip to Bergamo Im sure it wouldve been better!

  • ludogatto's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2008 at 4:22 AM

    questo formaggio č fantastico, ne ho comprato un pezzo gigante domenica scorsa e ho appena finito di mangiare un risotto mantecato con lo Strachě tunt...bisognerebbe creare una rubrica per iprodotti locali su vt!

  • jonah1's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2007 at 6:12 AM

    fantastic pics!!

  • Sep 21, 2006 at 3:01 AM

    coming to bergamo for a romantic weekend with my new wife in November. Your webpage is really helpful. Looking forward to visiting this beautiful area.Thanx

  • Karolina01's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2006 at 6:07 PM

    Happy happy birthday to you!!!

  • antz's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2006 at 6:28 AM

    Great tips - well done! I am coming to Bergamo from Scotland in October and can't wait!!

  • scookie16's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2006 at 9:52 AM

    Coming to Bergamo from Scotland tomorrow ! Your pages are brilliant and we're really looking forward to it now. Cheers !


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