One Day in Bergamo Alta from Milan


Bergamo Alta is a gem of medieval architecture, that has been preserved to the present days. It is very easily reached from Milan with the train.

Piazza Vecchia is the symbol of the city of Bergamo. Built in 1300, it reaches its actual structure during the Venetian domination. On the southern side of the square faces the Palazzo della Ragione, which is the symbol of the Communal Age; on the right side the Civic Tower (XII-XV) rises, well known as Il Campanone, and here there is also the antique Domus Suardorum (XIV-XV), that now is the seat of the University of Bergamo.

The northern side of the square is enclosed within a Palace built in the 1600s with a facade of white marble. Built as seat of the Town Hall, today this structure hosts the Public Library “A. Maj” that holds about 500,000 volumes and preserves a precious “Tasso Collection.

The elegant Fountain, donated by the Venetian podesta’, Alvise Contarini (XVIII), completes the spectacular view of the square.

This is a  guide to Bergamo Alta, the town near Milan with medieval historic monuments.

There are extensive descriptions and color photos of the attractions. There are also detailed info on the services available in the city.

It is ideal for use on your smart phone, it contains active links to the web sites of transportation system, so you can with a click from the guide check the latest schedule and even buy the tickets.

It has also listing of many reviews for the best recommended restaurants that are at walking distance from the train station.


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