From finding luck where one least expects it, to trying stracciatella ice cream in its birthplace. Bergamo offers a range of unique and curious experiences. What’s more, the city is rich in history and culture, with its centuries-old charm as much as more Italian destinations, per One is all good.
With the increasing flow of low-cost airlines in and out of nearby Orio al Serio Airport, Bergamo recently opened its doors to a growing number of visitors, revealing the precious art behind its UNESCO-listed walls, the Exquisite architecture and culinary discoveries. The Old Town’s distinctive skyline overlooks the Po Valley and echoes the modern city at the foot of the mountains. The two are connected by a rustic cable car, and the change in scenery allows visitors to discover the city’s diverse character and strong cultural heritage.
Find fortune at CAPPELLA COLLEONI.
Bartolomeo Colleoni was a local Condottiero who is credited with starting a splendid 15th century between Milan and Venice military career and is remembered for it. According to legend, he didn’t exactly use diplomacy to convince the clergy to build a family chapel next to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. But the supposed mischief stems from one of Bergamo’s architectural masterpieces. Among the Baroque features, Renaissance designs, colored marble and stunning artwork, the most sought after The detail is the coat of arms of Colleoni. The three testicles it depicts are visual translations of the family name, and locals consider touching them to be a gesture of good luck.
Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square).
Strolling by the 16th century walls of Venice
Listed by UNESCO since 2017, the magnificent walls that surround the upper city are a 16th century fortification A very intact example. These walls were built under Venetian rule and never underwent attack or siege, although they were equipped with a large number of bastions, bastions , secret passageways and armouries – most of which are open for tours. Today, the wall marks a circular walkway with the outer walls of the old town as a backdrop, while the hills surrounding Bergamo and the principle of peace provide the Priceless sunsets and expansive views. Milan’s modern skyline also appears somewhere in the distance.
Try the original STRACCIATELLA ice cream!
When Enrico Panattoni came up with a new ice cream flavor in 1961, he used the popular Roman The egg soup is named stracciatella, except that instead of broth, his creation uses milk ice cream with Chocolate chips instead of eggs. The sweet version of stracciatella has since taken the world by storm like ice cream, but the secret to its simple recipe is still Reserved in Bergamo. More specifically, at La Marianna Restaurant and Patisserie, the place where this iconic flavor was invented. A spoonful here is the perfect excuse to take a break while visiting uptown.
La Marianna – Largo Colle Aperto 4, 24129
Listen to the bells of Piazza Vecchia.
The Campagnon bell may no longer signal a curfew as it used to, but it still rings in Piazza Vecchia every night at 10pm. Oddly enough, opinions on how many bells can be heard range from 100 to 180, so you’re welcome to sit in Torre! Civica counts at the foot of the city. But it’s easy to get lost in the middle of the way, as the surrounding landmarks such as the Palazzo del Podestà. Fontana Contarini and Caffè del Tasso, among others, offer plenty of distractions! The reason. In fact, Bergamo’s most iconic squares are well worth a daytime visit.
Bringing home the delights of the city walls.
A few years ago, 11 pastry chefs teamed up to create a dessert to promote the local delicacy at Expo Milano 2015. They came up with a brick-shaped delicacy called M’Oro that pays homage to the walls of Venice, with distinctive gold packaging that makes it even more Precious. Its recipe includes gianduja chocolate, almond paste, hazelnuts and aged rum, shuffling another local dessert! polenta e osei (see below) for ingredients. Among other patisseries, M’Oro cakes can be found at Pasticceria Brembati and Pasticceria Morlacchi found.
Torre del Gombito is one of the few of the many towers on the Bergamo skyline that is still standing. Dating back to the 12th century, it has only undergone minor restoration works throughout its history to maintain its original structure. Today, it houses the tourist office and its 263 steps are free. The steps are more than 50 metres high and lead to a panoramic platform with a 360-degree view of Bergamo and the surrounding hills, plains and valleys.
Visit the home of the great composer
Gaetano Donizetti, born in Bergamo, was one of the most famous Italian composers of the early 19th century, and is best known for The City of Love ( L’Elisir d’Amore), Don Pasquale (Don Pasquale) and He is known for famous operas such as Lucia di Lammermoor. The Casa Natale, where he was born on November 29, 1797, is open to visitors every weekend with no entrance fee required. The composer once lived in the oldest rooms of the building, which still have some original features dating back to the 14th century. Donizetti’s legacy in Bergamo is also preserved in the Donizetti Theatre, the Donizetti Museum and the Carrara Institute, while the annual 11 The Donizetti Opera Festival is held every month.
The museum is located at the Casa Natale – Via Borgo Canale, 14, 24129.
Choose between sweet and tart tonsils.
Polenta is an essential food in much of northern Italy, and Bergamo is no exception. Only found here, however, is the sweet version invented by Alessio Amedei in the early 1900s Polenta e osei (cornmeal and bird). This peculiar cake – sweet cornmeal, apricot jam, gianduja cream, almond paste and dark chocolate – is still available uptown! Pop, available in large and single-serving sizes. As for the traditional polenta, each restaurant in Bergamo offers its own recipe with cheese, sausage, cod, mushrooms and more. PolentOne offers an innovative takeout concept, while Tre Gobbi and Lalimentari, among others The restaurant, on the other hand, offers a more traditional Polittani.
PolentOne – Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe 1, 24129
Osteria Tre Gobbi – Via Broseta 20, 24122
Lalimentari – Piazza Vecchia 8/11, 24129
Take a fun rail ride up and down the city!
Bergamo’s first funicular railway, opened in 1887 to reduce the isolation of the medieval city, sits on a hill , which has declined in importance as the modern lower city has grown. Today, its carriages still cover an 85-metre drop in just a few minutes, splitting the two parts of the city no more than the The view during the ride better introduces Bergamo now. From the uptown area, another route ascends to San Vigilio Hill, where the ruins of an ancient castle, also Start of a walk through Parco dei Colli (Park of the Hills).
Try some of Bergamo’s signature pasta.
The earliest recorded history of casoncelli dates back to 1386, when at a local celebration of The casoncelli fills hundreds of trays. This mezzaluna dumpling, dressed up with melted butter and giblets, remains at the heart of Bergamo’s cuisine and is easily Identified by the typical extruded shape. The filling is made of meat, eggs, herbs and cheese, although each chef has their own secrets to enrich the original recipe. At La Colombina, Trattoria Del Teatro and Local restaurants such as Trattoria Parietti, where you can sample a myriad of different casoncelli.
La Colombina – Via Borgo Canale 12, 24128
Trattoria Del Teatro – Piazza Lorenzo Mascheroni 3, 24129
Trattoria Parietti – Via Costantino Beltrami 52, 24129
Explore the city by stairs.
A labyrinth of staircases winds its way through Uptown Bergamo, offering the perfect opportunity to explore the city in a different way. Even if you don’t follow any particular itinerary, a stroll up these stairs is sure to reveal terraced meadows, charming trees and quaint Panorama Corner. Every September, since 2011, Bergamo’s Steps has hosted “Millegradini,” Promote sport and culture through competitive games and recreational walking (step-free assisted routes are also available).