La Citta Alta, Bergamo

Explore the medieval history of Bergamo in La Citta Alta. Perched on a hill overlooking the rest of the city, this upper city is surrounded by 17th-century Venetian walls and is home to the majority of Bergamo's historic buildings and cultural heritage sites. Admire colorful frescoes and Romanesque architecture at the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. Visit the 14th-century castle that anchors the old city. You can walk from the lower city or take the funicular for views of the city and countryside. Using our international travel planner, Bergamo attractions like La Citta Alta can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is a real must do in Bergamo. You can decide to go in the upper side of the city by bus, funicular or walking. Enjoy the old town environment.  more »
  • Beautiful place - with a lower and upper town. The lower town is filled with great shops, beautiful churches and lovely restaurants. The upper town is old and beautiful with cobbled streets and lots....  more »
  • Lovely, sympathetic, fine old city with its narrow streets and cosy restaurants is a ideal place to reach a warm Christmas mood! On a piazza there were craftsmen and a polenta maker, roman soldiers...  more »
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