The guided visits of this section are intended to let visitors know more about Bergamo and its Province as a territory of genuine faith giving rich evidence of the historic, artistic and cultural values that have been preserved even in small villages.

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Province: Sotto il Monte and the places connected with Pope John XXIII

Starting from Piazzale della Pace we arrive at Pope John’s birthplace, the church of S. Maria di Brusico, and today’s parish church. The itinerary includes the visit to his summer residence known as Ca’ Maitino, today a museum. The S. Giovanni castle is towering above the old village where […]

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Bergamo: Guided visits in the Upper Town to the places where Pope John was active

Pope John, today S. Giovanni XXIII, started his life as Angelo Giovanni Roncalli in his native village of Sotto-il-Monte from where he moved to Bergamo: first as a scholar and later as a teacher of church history, patristics, apologetics and theology at the Bishop’s seminary today named after him, as well as the headmaster of the local students’ home. He frequently attended and celebrated Mass in the Basilica of S.M.Maggiore, was known as a hard-working student at the town’s civic library Angelo Mai and is venerated today in the town’s Cathedra […]

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