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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  • Upper city impressed all and lots of attractions per square kilometer. We are lucky to live in the upper city, so we can admire them early in the morning and late at night, when there are no crowds and meet, mostly locals.
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  • Visited 10-12 Mar. I parked close by at the lower city and took the trail close by the Funiculare. Followed the trail to the bridge and entered at Porta S. Giacomo. Citta Alta (Upper City) build up on...  more »
  • The upper town is undoubtedly the main attraction of the town with its maze of streets, fountains, squares, palaces and museums and the famous Venetian walls. To reach it you can choose a walk to via pignolo, passing by the fountain of the dolphin, or using the many ladders as that of Saint lucia; by bus line 1A from the station and from porta nuova, or by funicular from the lower town. Do not recommend the drive for accessibility (many ztl restricted traffic and pedestrian areas, car parks-dear). The walls you can enjoy a breathtaking view and lovely about the province and city low, coming to see even the skyline of Milan and the profile of the Apennines in the clearest days. In the village you can choose between a simple walk, shopping in the numerous shops and taste the local products, or simply engage in cultural activities to discover the history of the city and of the period of Venetian rule. Missed the Trento area and the hills, the access doors on the Venetian walls and the old square. Accessibility for people with physical disabilities and walking frames is not guaranteed and safe in all places, Council inquire thoroughly before your visit.
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  • Nice food and very friendly place where you can find some traditional food and drink a good beer
  • Nice place with lovely food and friendly staff.
  • 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

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