Enjoy visiting one of the most beautiful medieval and Renaissance city center in the upper town of Bergamo.
Just a short distance from Milan you will have the opportunity to admire one of the most beautiful medieval and Renaissance city center in the upper town of Bergamo. Bergamo was founded on a hill by a first very old settlement in the protohistoric age, age which gave it the configuration that still characterizes it: the oldest part of the town, enclosed within more than five kilometers of still well-preserved walls, lays up on the hill while the modern center has developed on the plain. Celts, Goths, Romans, Lombards succeeded on the hill, but the four centuries under the Venetian domination are the most significant period, when Venice and Bergamo were very close, both from an historical and a cultural point of view Piazza Vecchia, the heart of the old town, is enriched by such remarkable historical and religious monuments as the Palazzo del Comune or Palazzo della Ragione, the Cathedral, St Maria Maggiore, the Colleoni Chapel and the Baptistery. The old town lays amongst the greenery, to the advantage of the landscape. This strip of rush vegetation connects the historical town with the hill region extending westward.