S1- E13 – Discover Bergamo in one day

by hagerini

Bergamo lies at the foot of the Alps about 40 km northeast of Milan. The city was probably founded by a Celtic population which settled on the hills and invented the today’s city name “Bergheim” (hill-town).  The city is composed of two parts. There is the old city called Città Alta (Upper Town), built on the hills, and the Città Bassa (Lower Town), which is a lively financial, industrial and administrative center of national importance. In this episode I show you the following attractions:

Città Alta

  • Old city’s main square “Piazza Vecchia” with the “Palazzo della Ragione” and the sphinx fountain “Fontana del Contarini”
  • “Palazzo Nuovo” the seat of the Angelo Mai Library
  • The “Campanone” bell tower
  • Torre del gombito
  • Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Cappella Colleoni
  • Bergamo Cathedral
  • Lavatoio pubblico
  • La Marianna – the birthplace of the famous Stracciatella ice cream
  • Local cuisine and specialities

Città Bassa

  • City center
  • Funicular (funicolare)
  • Donizetti Theater
  • Porta Nuova
  • San Marco church


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