Located at the very center of the old historic district of Bergamo lies the city’s main square Piazza Vecchia.
Known as a city of churches, Bergamo is dotted with many intricately built architectural treasures.
As if attached to the Santa Maria Maggiore stands the ornately designed chapel of Colleoni.
The eye-catcher of Piazza Vecchia is most definitely the Civic Tower, also known as Campanone.
Via the funicular of the Upper city, make your way up to the complex of Rocca, one of the locals’ favorite places on the Sant’Eufemia hill.
Hidden in plain sight, tucked between the much larger buildings of the upper city, lies one of Bergamo’s hidden gems.
As Bergamo lies nestled in the foothills of the Italian Alps, it’s no wonder that there are so many rolling hills across the area.
Stretching roughly 5,5 kilometers around Bergamo, and heavily fortifying the ancient city, are the impressive Venetian walls.
If Bergamo is your base for traveling the Lombardy region of northern Italy, then a day trip to the stunning Lake Como is a must-do!
Just next to Piazza Vecchia and the other highlights of Bergamo’s old town stands the Bergamo Cathedral.
From here, you can look out over both districts and the many miles of nature surrounding the city.