Gambirasio Chiara

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Welcome to Bergamo!

I became a qualified Tourist Guide in 1995, obtaining the license issued by the regional tourist authority (n° 289/97 Regione Lombardia L. R. 65/86). 

I currently work as a free-lance tour guide, qualified in Italian and German.
I am very proud of my town and of its notable natives: for example, I often take the tourists (but not only) around the historical centre to show them the places connected to Gaetano Donizetti’s life, education and memory.


Thanks to my previous work experiences, I speak German fluently and I can say without a doubt that I know the German mentality so well: that’s why I often organize specific tours for German-speaking journalists. I enjoy showing them the treasures and the secrets of my hometown.

I also worked as a consultant for several documentaries about Bergamo: “Bergamo”, directed by Carlo Lizzani in 2005 and “Revolution in Vatikan” by Jan Frerichs in 2012, just to name a few. The latter, produced by ZDF (Second German Television) dealt with Pope Saint John XXIII’s life. On that occasion I showed and explained the Upper Town and the village of Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, the birthplace of the Good Pope.

In 2007 I personally managed guided tours of Bergamo for over 3000 tourists coming from Austria. More than sixty visits took place in four weeks.

In 2008 a colleague and I were called to compose the scripts for the audio guide of the City Sightseeing bus of Bergamo.

In 2008 - 2009 I wrote a description of the sixty villages for the panels located along the bike trails of the Province of Bergamo.

Every single visit is a gift, it’s something rewarding…but some visits are more special than others: some of them are engraved in my heart! On 2nd February 2011 I had the great honour to explain the Colleoni Chapel to the President of the Republic of Italy in person, Mr Giorgio Napolitano, who came to Bergamo to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy.

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Welcome to Bergamo!

I became a qualified Tourist Guide in 1995, obtaining the license issued by the regional tourist authority (n° 289/97 Regione Lombardia L. R. 65/86). 

I currently work as a free-lance tour guide, qualified in Italian and German.
I am very proud of my town and of its notable natives: for example, I often take the tourists (but not only) around the historical centre to show them the places connected to Gaetano Donizetti’s life, education and memory.


Thanks to my previous work experiences, I speak German fluently and I can say without a doubt that I know the German mentality so well: that’s why I often organize specific tours for German-speaking journalists. I enjoy showing them the treasures and the secrets of my hometown.

I also worked as a consultant for several documentaries about Bergamo: “Bergamo”, directed by Carlo Lizzani in 2005 and “Revolution in Vatikan” by Jan Frerichs in 2012, just to name a few. The latter, produced by ZDF (Second German Television) dealt with Pope Saint John XXIII’s life. On that occasion I showed and explained the Upper Town and the village of Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, the birthplace of the Good Pope.

In 2007 I personally managed guided tours of Bergamo for over 3000 tourists coming from Austria. More than sixty visits took place in four weeks.

In 2008 a colleague and I were called to compose the scripts for the audio guide of the City Sightseeing bus of Bergamo.

In 2008 - 2009 I wrote a description of the sixty villages for the panels located along the bike trails of the Province of Bergamo.

Every single visit is a gift, it’s something rewarding…but some visits are more special than others: some of them are engraved in my heart! On 2nd February 2011 I had the great honour to explain the Colleoni Chapel to the President of the Republic of Italy in person, Mr Giorgio Napolitano, who came to Bergamo to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy.

150,00€

Visiting the Upper Town

It is so pleasant visiting Bergamo, even if you love your hometown.

An half an hour long visit to the Upper Town – “Città Alta” – allows you to discover the histories of the men who lived here, strolling along its narrow medieval alleys.
Let’s go admire Piazza Vecchia and the Domus Suardorum, the Contarini Fountain, the Palazzo della Ragione and Angelo Mai Library. In Piazza del Duomo, we take a tour of the Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica, with its extraordinary choir decorated by Lorenzo Lotto’s wooden inlays. But it’s not over yet. I will take you to the best traditional restaurants, to the art workshops and to explore the Upper Town’s streets, narrow, winding and welcoming.

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It is so pleasant visiting Bergamo, even if you love your hometown.

An half an hour long visit to the Upper Town – “Città Alta” – allows you to discover the histories of the men who lived here, strolling along its narrow medieval alleys.
Let’s go admire Piazza Vecchia and the Domus Suardorum, the Contarini Fountain, the Palazzo della Ragione and Angelo Mai Library. In Piazza del Duomo, we take a tour of the Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica, with its extraordinary choir decorated by Lorenzo Lotto’s wooden inlays. But it’s not over yet. I will take you to the best traditional restaurants, to the art workshops and to explore the Upper Town’s streets, narrow, winding and welcoming.

150,00€

Gaetano Donizetti

Bergamo is the hometown of Gaetano Donizetti. Therefor, it is the city of music lovers and opera lovers: music traces can be spotted all over the city.

The guided tour is the perfect chance to walk across the city streets and – at the same time – to get to know the personality of its most famous composer by means of the places where he lived and of those preserving his memory.
We visit his native house, in the district of Borgo Canale, and the Museo Donizettiano, housed in the Palace of Bergamo’s Congregazione della Misericordia Maggiore, where his manuscripts and his original music sheets are kept.
Moreover, the mortal remains of Gaetano Donizetti and his teacher and mentor Hans Simon Mayr are buried in Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica.

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Bergamo is the hometown of Gaetano Donizetti. Therefor, it is the city of music lovers and opera lovers: music traces can be spotted all over the city.

The guided tour is the perfect chance to walk across the city streets and – at the same time – to get to know the personality of its most famous composer by means of the places where he lived and of those preserving his memory.
We visit his native house, in the district of Borgo Canale, and the Museo Donizettiano, housed in the Palace of Bergamo’s Congregazione della Misericordia Maggiore, where his manuscripts and his original music sheets are kept.
Moreover, the mortal remains of Gaetano Donizetti and his teacher and mentor Hans Simon Mayr are buried in Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica.

150,00€

Visiting Palazzo Terzi

A precious gem (it can only be visited upon reservation) that is worth a visit alone to the Upper Bergamo.

Visiting Palazzo Terzi is an unforgettable experience, indeed.
It is one of the most ancient and interesting palaces within the Walls of the Upper Town. The palace belongs to the Terzi Marquises, who still live here and played a crucial role in the social and cultural life of Bergamo over the centuries. Renowned artists decorated the halls of the palace during the Baroque period: we can still admire them in all their glory (the majestic dance hall, the rich mirrors gallery and so on).

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A precious gem (it can only be visited upon reservation) that is worth a visit alone to the Upper Bergamo.

Visiting Palazzo Terzi is an unforgettable experience, indeed.
It is one of the most ancient and interesting palaces within the Walls of the Upper Town. The palace belongs to the Terzi Marquises, who still live here and played a crucial role in the social and cultural life of Bergamo over the centuries. Renowned artists decorated the halls of the palace during the Baroque period: we can still admire them in all their glory (the majestic dance hall, the rich mirrors gallery and so on).

150€

Stracciatella Tour – It’s time for those with a sweet tooth!

In Bergamo, the famous ice cream flavour STRACCIATELLA was created.

In 1961, Mr. Enrico Panattoni, after various and repeated experiments, created a particular ice cream: a very white cream with irregular pieces of dark chocolate inside.

And so, the Stracciatella della Marianna was born, the original one with "big pieces" of chocolate.

In giving a name to this delight Mr. Enrico Panattoni was inspired by a soup, in fact the melted chocolate that solidifies and shatters in the batch freezer is reminiscent of the egg that congeals in the boiling broth of the "stracciatella alla romana".

Panattoni did not think about the patent, let alone copyright, but kept the original recipe close to his chest, which is still a family secret.

In the patisserie - ice cream shop, which enjoys a splendid panoramic position, in addition to the Stracciatella della Marianna, it is possible to taste the refined sweet version of polenta: the polentina, a real delicacy!

La Marianna patisserie (Largo Colle Aperto) – Upper Town, closed on Mondays.

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In Bergamo, the famous ice cream flavour STRACCIATELLA was created.

In 1961, Mr. Enrico Panattoni, after various and repeated experiments, created a particular ice cream: a very white cream with irregular pieces of dark chocolate inside.

And so, the Stracciatella della Marianna was born, the original one with "big pieces" of chocolate.

In giving a name to this delight Mr. Enrico Panattoni was inspired by a soup, in fact the melted chocolate that solidifies and shatters in the batch freezer is reminiscent of the egg that congeals in the boiling broth of the "stracciatella alla romana".

Panattoni did not think about the patent, let alone copyright, but kept the original recipe close to his chest, which is still a family secret.

In the patisserie - ice cream shop, which enjoys a splendid panoramic position, in addition to the Stracciatella della Marianna, it is possible to taste the refined sweet version of polenta: the polentina, a real delicacy!

La Marianna patisserie (Largo Colle Aperto) – Upper Town, closed on Mondays.