What makes Bergamo unique? Follow us and you’ll find out
There are some peculiarities that you can only discover when you come to Bergamo.
What are we talking about?
Of centuries-old traditions, delicious specialties, natural beauties and even men with very "special" characteristics. Here is a preview of what makes Bergamo unique and unmissable.
9 DOP cheeses are produced in Bergamo: from the green Orobie mountains to the table, every true gourmand’s dream!
Every night at 10pm - since 1656 - the Bell Tower has chimed 100 times: marking the time of the historic closure of the access gates to the city. A moment full of history, today as in the past.
It is said that the proud Bartolomeo Colleoni, our greatest leader, was very strong and endowed with a particular intimate… three and not two of his personal attributes. The Chapel dedicated to him displays his "tri-balled emblem" everywhere.
THE SMALLEST DOCG
The green hills around the city are home to the smallest DOCG in Italy, the one that produces the Moscato di Scanzo. So precious that it was even served on the tables of Empress Catherine II of Russia.
THE LARGEST LAKE ISLAND IN EUROPE
At the centre of Lake Iseo, there is a green outline: Montisola. It’s the largest lake island in Europe. A haven of tranquility, without cars, to be discovered on foot or by bike.
THE HIGHEST WATERFALLS
At 1,750 metres above sea level, in the Valbondione area in the Seriana Valley you’ll find the Serio waterfalls: they are the highest in Italy! The three-tiers fall for 300 metres creating a unique spectacle.
THE MOST FAMOUS WATER IN THE WORLD
San Pellegrino, in the Brembana Valley, is synonymous with mineral water all over the world. Here flows the source of the water that is then bottled and sent everywhere, to drink Bergamo at every latitude.