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Exploring the Historic Wonders of Bergamo: A Self-guided Walk

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Are you ready to embark on a journey through time and immerse yourself in the rich history of Bergamo? Experience the enchanting allure of Città Alta, the Upper City, as you wander through its ancient streets, discover hidden gems, and marvel at its breathtaking sights. This self-guided walk is the perfect way to explore Bergamo at your own pace, allowing you to delve into its fascinating heritage and uncover its captivating stories. To get started, simply book your tour to access a detailed map and suggested itinerary.

Highlights of the Città Alta Self-guided Walk:

1. Piazza Vecchia

Begin your exploration in the heart of Città Alta, Piazza Vecchia. This magnificent square is lined with historic buildings, including the Palazzo della Ragione and the iconic Torre del Campanone. Take a moment to admire the stunning architecture and absorb the lively atmosphere of the square. Don’t forget to look up and marvel at the intricate details of the surrounding facades.

2. Cattedrale di Bergamo

Continue your journey to the Cattedrale di Bergamo, also known as the Duomo. Step inside this grandiose cathedral and be awed by its exquisite interiors adorned with beautiful artworks and intricate frescoes. Take a moment to reflect in this sacred space and appreciate the craftsmanship that went into creating this architectural masterpiece.

3. Rocca di Bergamo

Make your way towards the Rocca di Bergamo, a majestic fortress perched on a hill overlooking the city. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the fortified walls and take in the panoramic views of Bergamo and its surrounding landscapes. The fortress itself is home to the Museo del Risorgimento, where you can delve deeper into the history of the region.

4. San Michele al Pozzo Bianco

Discover the tranquil and charming San Michele al Pozzo Bianco, a small church tucked away in a picturesque corner of Città Alta. Admire its beautiful frescoes and soak in the peaceful ambiance of this hidden gem. Take a moment to relax and enjoy the serenity of the surroundings.

5. Citadella Viscontea

End your self-guided walk at the Citadella Viscontea, a medieval fortress that once served as a defensive stronghold. Explore the fortress’s towers and fortified walls, and imagine the battles that once took place here. The Citadella offers spectacular views of Città Alta and is a perfect spot to conclude your journey through Bergamo’s history.

Tips for Your Self-guided Walk:

  • Wear comfortable shoes as the streets of Città Alta are often steep and cobblestoned.
  • Take ample breaks to soak in the atmosphere and rest at one of the charming cafes.
  • Plan your visit during the early morning or late afternoon to avoid crowds.
  • Bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated while exploring the city.
  • Don’t forget to download an offline map of Bergamo to navigate without relying on internet connectivity.


Bergamo’s Città Alta is a treasure trove of history and architectural wonders waiting to be explored. This self-guided walk allows you to embrace the charm of the city at your own pace, offering flexibility and the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in its rich heritage. Book your tour and embark on a memorable journey through Bergamo’s captivating past.

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Exploring the Historic Wonders of Bergamo: A Self-guided Walk

Experience Adventure Like Never Before: Book Your Tour Today!