La Citta Alta, Bergamo

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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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  • Must see for anyone visiting Bergamo. This part of town you feel in another era: beautiful medieval walls and the sloping alleys. Don't miss the old square, the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and the big Bell.
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  • a day spent with your eyes to look everywhere, beautiful, beautiful, then beautiful also the walk back to Bergamo below.
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  • While on vacation in this beautiful region, must take a day or an afternoon to visit this beautiful city high and its streets, its monuments...
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  • Great place for beer, variety and quality are awesome. Food ia very good, last time I had casoncelli alla bergamasca, definitely worth a try. Service is fast and the olace is usually quiet.
  • Really big choice of different beers, at least 6 different piadinas and panini and also some pasta
  • Good range of beers. Usually a good spot to escape the crowds in the upper city
  • Cozy place, always busy be prepared to wait to find a table. Worth the wait though food hot plentiful and filling. Food comes quick once ordered
  • Cosy bar/pub great local Bergamasca beer.

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Bergamo is renowned for its varied selection of hotels and B&Bs operating in historical houses in the center of the city. They offer quality accommodation in heritage-rich buildings situated within easy walking distance of the city's main train station and the old town. Considerably less expensive yet just as comfortable, private hostels and guesthouses boast rooms ideally positioned in quiet residential areas, minutes away from Bergamo's most popular tourist sites. 
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