This delightful tour will help you understand the various transitions that the Lower Town of Bergamo has undergone from medieval times up until the present day. A wonderful way to discover the intricate relationship between the two towns, upper and lower, so different and yet so similar and interdependent.
– Porta Nuova
– Centro Piacentiniano
– Teatro Donizetti (outside)
– Church of San Bartolomeo and Lorenzo Lotto’s painting, Littorio Palace, Borgo San Leonardo (shopping district) and Piazza Pontida
The tour starts in front of the train station where an elegant boulevard will lead you to two neoclassical temples (Porta Nuova) that officially introduce you to the city center. From there you can enjoy one of the most breathtaking views of the Upper Town and its surrounding hills.
A walking tour is the best way to discover Bergamo’s Lower Town (the Centro Piacentiniano) lined with 19th century buildings, elegant squares and fountains. One of the most striking aspects of the Lower Town is the way it always pays tribute, from an esthetical and architectural point of view, to its older sibling, the Upper Town.
As you stroll through the city center enjoying stunning views of the Upper Town, you will also get the chance to learn about the Donizetti Theater, elegant public and private buildings and churches with amazing art masterpieces. Meandering along the so-called “borghi”, the old roads leading outside the town, is like taking a step back in time with higgledy-piggledy buildings, quaint shops, traditional craftsmen’s workshops and bars.
Dress code: shoulders and knees must be covered to enter churches. On a hot day wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
Wear comfortable shoes, preferably with rubber sole.
Hotel Pick-up, Food & Drinks are not included.
in front of the Lower Town info point, train station Square (Piazzale Guglielmo Marconi)
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