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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. Add La Citta Alta and other attractions to your Bergamo trip itinerary using our Bergamo trip itinerary planner.
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  • Living not far from Bergamo I often like to go walking in the upper town. The distinctive atmosphere of the upper town to me, does it look particularly at Venice. I think it's definitely all in all one of the most beautiful cities in Northern Italy with many quaint shops and handcrafted laminate that unlike many cities in my area are resisted (thumbs up) to the overwhelming power of the malls.
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  • The upper town is charming, and is reached after climbing a funicular railway about 250 m long very steep. It is worth to take another funicular climbing to a castle, with very good views over the Alps and the Plains.
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  • Very pleasant to walk through the streets of the city high. Council to cover you in the autumn and winter months because it is cold. Very nice classical music piped in the streets near the theatre and the old square.
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  • Cosy bar/pub great local Bergamasca beer.
  • Ok... got one of our meals wrong (unapologetically ) but quality was typical. Beer selection good.
  • Nice cozy place, a bit small, but has good choice of beer, both draft and bottled. Got free crisps for the beer.)
  • Great choice of beers, affordable prices
  • Small pub in a strategic location, right next to the old square. Not having many seats often do not find place, offers a decent selection of beers at a fair price.
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