The land of Bergamo is going to amaze you with its rich artistic and cultural treasures.
Here are a few examples: the Accademia Carrara, a picture gallery displaying some works by Botticelli, Bellini and Reaphael; the Suardi Oratory in Trescore Balneario, decorated with one of the finest cycles of frescoes by Lorenzo Lotto, or the beautiful Romanesque Church of San Tomè, a rare example of round plan religious building.
Many renowned personalities lived in Bergamo’s territory, also contributing to make it so culturally rich. Bergamo is the birthplace of Gaetano Donizetti, one of the most performed musicians ever. Also some great painters such as Lorenzo Lotto and Palma il Vecchio left their mark. You can find it by admiring the beautiful frescoes decorating the churches of Bergamo and its province.
The invaluable artistic heritage can also be enjoyed in small hamlets. Camerata Cornello, where the history of European postal service was born.
The gems of Lake Iseo – Lovere, with its picture galleries, churches, towers, palaces, and Sarnico, where you can catch a boat and go see the lovely Art Nouveau gardens and villas.
Moreover, Bergamo’s fortifications represent an amazing treasure as well: the Venetian Walls and the numerous castles all over the territory are definitely worth a visit.