Piazza Vecchia, Bergamo

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Situated in the heart of Bergamo's upper city, Piazza Vecchia serves as a historic reminder of the town's grandeur. Admire the plaza's classical architecture, displayed in the Palace of Reason, Scamozziano Palace, and marble arcade arches. The square's fountain is adorned with lions that Venice gave to the city in 1780. Several restaurants and cafes serve espresso, traditional regional specialties, and classic Italian pizzas. You can hike to the town, or take the nearby funicular if you'd rather not make the steep trek. Plan to visit Piazza Vecchia during your Bergamo vacation using our convenient Bergamo trip itinerary builder website .
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  • The old square with its fountain contarini is the heart of the upper town, the hub town and the urban centre. From here it is easy to reach all the tourist attractions and scenic spots of the upper town. Nearby the City Tower, the Bell, the Sundial, the basilica and the Baptistery. The biblioteca angelo maj closes on the bottom and has an observation deck and restaurant on the square, great to eat a slice of pizza purchased just ahead or ice cream. Within hours of the sunset is especially nice for the play of light and color, while at 22 the bell sounds 100 times, a charming medieval tradition
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  • A small square in the middle of the city in time for a quick espresso:) Bergamo will delight in my opinion more than Milan.
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  • Absolutely worth visiting. The cable car is convenient and always available. The alternative route is very nice.
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