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Sentierone and Centro Piacentiniano

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The centre of modern Bergamo is the ideal place to walk in the name of shopping, amusement, art and history!

This ancient and elegant part of the city is called Centro Piacentiniano, an amazing architectural complex that used to host the old city trade fair. This very same atmosphere still enlivens the area, thanks to the numerous markets and events filling the city centre with colours and scents all over the year. Walking along the Sentierone pedestrian way, passing by the imposing chestnut trees and beyond the Porta Nuova propylaea, you will get to via XX Settembre: here you can admire Palazzo Frizzoni, Bergamo’s City Hall.

From here on, enjoy the local life: boutiques, shops, alleys and beautiful small squares, in the name of amusement. Last but not least, how about a good coffee or a drink in one of the numerous cafes and bars? 


As you walk, don’t miss the many small side squares, including the lovely Piazza Dante decorated with the Triton Fountain or “Trade Fair Fountain”, designed by Caniana.

If you love art, go visit the majestic Church of San Bartolomeo and Santo Stefano, on the Eastern side of this area: on the inside, you can admire the famous “Martinengo Altarpiece” painted by Lorenzo Lotto in XVI Century.

All along the Sentierone you can also admire the so-called “quadriportico”, an elegant arcade adorned with marble decorations and full of refined shops and cafes.

On the opposite side there is the city theatre, dedicated to our greatest music composer: Gaetano Donizetti. Cross the street and go to another beautiful square, Piazza Vittorio Veneto: here stands an obelisk dedicated to Napoleon, along with the Torre dei Caduti – the War Memorial Tower.

Out of curiosity:

There is a special art installation created by Alberto Garutti in Piazza Dante: every time a baby is born in the city hospital, the lights of the square turn on all at once to welcome him or her. It’s always a fantastic emotion.

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The centre of modern Bergamo is the ideal place to walk in the name of shopping, amusement, art and history!

This ancient and elegant part of the city is called Centro Piacentiniano, an amazing architectural complex that used to host the old city trade fair. This very same atmosphere still enlivens the area, thanks to the numerous markets and events filling the city centre with colours and scents all over the year. Walking along the Sentierone pedestrian way, passing by the imposing chestnut trees and beyond the Porta Nuova propylaea, you will get to via XX Settembre: here you can admire Palazzo Frizzoni, Bergamo’s City Hall.

From here on, enjoy the local life: boutiques, shops, alleys and beautiful small squares, in the name of amusement. Last but not least, how about a good coffee or a drink in one of the numerous cafes and bars? 


As you walk, don’t miss the many small side squares, including the lovely Piazza Dante decorated with the Triton Fountain or “Trade Fair Fountain”, designed by Caniana.

If you love art, go visit the majestic Church of San Bartolomeo and Santo Stefano, on the Eastern side of this area: on the inside, you can admire the famous “Martinengo Altarpiece” painted by Lorenzo Lotto in XVI Century.

All along the Sentierone you can also admire the so-called “quadriportico”, an elegant arcade adorned with marble decorations and full of refined shops and cafes.

On the opposite side there is the city theatre, dedicated to our greatest music composer: Gaetano Donizetti. Cross the street and go to another beautiful square, Piazza Vittorio Veneto: here stands an obelisk dedicated to Napoleon, along with the Torre dei Caduti – the War Memorial Tower.

Out of curiosity:

There is a special art installation created by Alberto Garutti in Piazza Dante: every time a baby is born in the city hospital, the lights of the square turn on all at once to welcome him or her. It’s always a fantastic emotion.

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