In the middle of the Parco dei Colli, winding through the elegant streets of the city centre, the medieval boroughs and many parks. A city to see and to live.
Porta Nuova: it once marked the boundary of the city, now it’s the centre of the Lower Town. Between the columns of its neoclassical propylaea, is the unmistakable skyline of the Upper Town.
Sentierone: it crosses the city from east to west, bound by two extremes at either end. The Church of St. Bartholomew on one end and Piazza Pontida on the other. It is the ultimate shopping destination for the Bergamo locals.
Donizetti Theatre: the majestic testament of the city’s love of opera is named after the greatest Bergamasco composer. It is one of the largest theatres in Italy.
Accademia Carrara and GAMeC: classical and contemporary art separated only by a road, via S. Tomaso, which leads directly to the Upper Town. A wealth of immense works wanting to be admired.
One of the main Italian picture galleries, it is the only one that was created by means of the generous donations of many private collectors: it has been keeping numerous masterpieces form more than two-hundred years, reaching the impressive amount of 1.800 works of art.
In the heart of Lower Bergamo, along the most popular promenade for Bergamo’s people, you will find the monumental façade of the Church of Saints Bartolomeo and Stefano, where you can admire the amazing Martinengo Altarpiece painted by the Venetian maestro Lorenzo Lotto.
In the heart of one of the city’s old districts, an imposing stone building manages to blend the Renaissance space with the Baroque flowing lines. The church also hosts a wonderful masterpiece by Lorenzo Lotto.
Innovative exhibits, experimental projects around the Collection, educational activities, a calendar of public meetings and many activities for adults and children... art has never been so contemporary!
The theatre was named after the most celebrated music composer from Bergamo, famous all over the world. Featuring majestic proportions and one of Italy’s widest halls, it’s the cradle of the finest opera.
An elegant avenue with a view of Upper Bergamo is the first clue to discover that under the monumental Venetian Walls that enclose the historic village in the hills, Bergamo’s lower town is equally and surprisingly full of attractions.