Bergamo and Province

Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore and Cappella Colleoni

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Cappella Colleoni

The splendor of the historic center with its invaluable monuments like the Palazzo della Ragione (Medieval Townhall), the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Cathedral and the Colleoni Chapel.
Piazza Vecchia, the very heart of the Upper Town, the demonstration of military power at the Rocca built on the Eufemia hill, the walk through ancient winding streets and small squares paved with solid pebbles, along aristocratic palaces and silent churches full of unexpected treasures, and finally a stroll under the trees planted on the ancient Venetian walls, with an unparalleled view on the plain, maybe in the gilded atmosphere of an autumn evening or during the blackness of night lit up by an endless carpet of electrical lights that cover the plain at our feet…
The Lower Town with its treasures of art lined up along the “Sentierone”, the beloved promenade of the Bergamask people, as well as in the historic quarters of S. Leonardo and Pignolo, the churches of S. Bartolomeo, S. Spirito and S. Bernardino which shelter outstanding altar pieces painted by Lorenzo Lotto.
The modern center known as the Piacentini center built by Marcello Piacentini at the beginning of the 20th century.

Canto Alto

Canto Alto

The Iseo Lake is one of the favourite tourist destinations of the territory, especially during the summer season. This alpine lake boasts the biggest European lake island, Montisola, that can be reached by boat or ferry from various places along the lake shore.
The lake also attracts thanks to the splendid surrounding landscape marked by the steep snow-clad mountains of the Orobic Prealps to the north and the warm colours of the autumnal forests that reflect themselves in the lake creating infinite nuances in the water.
The Bergamask valleys crowned by the Orobic Prealps offer a natural atmosphere which attracts those who love nature, in particular those you like mountain-hiking. They will detect and explore innumerable hiking paths of different degree of difficulty, in a beautiful landscape.
The three main Bergamask valleys with their many side valleys which, too, offer an unexpected richness in terms of nature and landscape beauty, are the Valbrembana, the Valseriana and the Valle Imagna, the former two created by the two major rivers of the territory, the Brembo and the Serio. Along the rivers and on the slopes of the surrounding mountains, villages have grown in the past that preserve an important historic and artistic heritage along with deep-rooted traditions that are even more persistent here than in the plain.