On July 3, 2017, Bergamo celebrated the 1st anniversary as the Land of Records.
Exactly a year ago, 11,507 people met in the Upper Town to embrace the symbol of the city, the Venetian walls, to request recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On that occasion Bergamo obtained its 1st Guinness World Record for achieving the world's longest hug relay, and just a few days ago it received the acknowledgment of a 2nd record for hosting the greatest number of couples hugging in history, with 5,730 couples.
One record after another, which Tourism Bergamo is celebrating with the launch of a new site entirely dedicated to the Hug of the Venetian Walls and the 11,507 participants (http://www.abbracciodellemura.it/).
A wonderful birthday present for our land!
The Venetian Walls have been a UNESCO site since 2017