Art History Culture

The guided visits of this section will help to discover the historic monuments of Bergamo and its province and the works of art preserved in its churches, palaces and museums.

Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe

Bergamo: monumental center of the Upper Town

 

From Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe we walk through medieval streets that have maintained their ancient charm , to the Rocca castle, once a defensive structure but now a spot where an unexpected view on the Lower Town and the neighbouring valleys will surprise you. From there we continue to […]

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Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII

Bergamo: Lower Town, the modern center

 

Starting at the train station we walk along the main alley laid out in the middle of the 19th century, which marks the transition into modern age, we arrive at Porta Nuova from where we enjoy a view towards the superb skyline of the Upper Town. Here is the heart of the Lower Town crossed by the Sentierone, the favourite promenade of the Bergamask people […]

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Le Mura

Bergamo: Walking tour along the Venetian town wall

 

Starting from Colle Aperto, we immediately arrive at Porta S. Alessandro, one of the four gates of the Venetian town wall that, with its 5,2 km, encircles the Upper Town. It was not only a defensive enclosure but a proper fortification system with underground spaces partly still visible. Towards south-west, we arrive at the S. Grata platform […]

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Accademia Carrara

Bergamo: Accademia Carrara, Lower Town

 

Guided tour to the main works of art of the Accademia Carrara, one of the main art-galleries of Italy. It was founded by Count Giacomo Carrara (1714-1796) a learned connoisseur and collector of works of art who, when he died, donated his sumptuous collection to his native town. During the following years, the collection was enriched by additional donations. […]

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Accademia Carrara

Bergamo: Museum and Treasure of the Cathedral, Upper Town

 

Recent excavations under the Cathedral have revealed the presence of two previous churches, both of the same perimetric dimensions as the modern Cathedral: the early Christian church and the Medieval Cathedral, both dedicated to S. Vincenzo. The buildings must have been majestic and richly decorated as is testified […]

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