Popular Accommodations in Bergamo
Highlights in Bergamo
- Between Alps and Po Valley
- Listed Old Town
- Ski area Monte Pora
- Art Gallery Accademia Carrara
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Vacation rentals in Bergamo
Surrounded by the foothills of the Alps and with a fantastic view of the romantic lower town, you will live in the traffic-calmed Città Alta of Bergamo. Not far from the sights you will find a comfortable holiday apartment or a wonderful apartment, which gives you short ways to restaurants, shopping facilities and the cable car.Fabulous residences for travel groups
In the centre and in the green suburbs of Bergamo you have the possibility to rent a spacious holiday home. Luxurious Villas and Vacation Rentals In the north and southwest, with comforts such as balconies, gardens and several bedrooms, invite you to linger and offer ideal starting points to the trekking and cycle paths of the surrounding countryside. The townhouses, on the other hand, offer you proximity to the museums or to the lively squares of the metropolis.
Holidays in Bergamo
Location and orientation
About 45 kilometres northeast of Milan, the municipality of Bergamo covers an area of 38.7 square kilometres in Lombardy. With 120,000 inhabitants, the metropolis is the capital of the province of Bergamo of the same name.Mountain scenery and fertile hills
Bergamo is divided into the upper town, the Città Alta, which runs at 380 metres above sea level at the foot of the Alps, and the lower town, the Città Bassa. It extends to the south in the Po plain.
Travelers and Activities
Picturesque squares and facades dominated by Art Nouveau are an excellent environment for discovering Italian cultural history. The entire upper town of Bergamo is protected as a historical monument. There you will find a number of exhibitions and impressive buildings. Starting from the UNESCO World Heritage Walls, you can visit the chapel and tomb of Moroni Palace or the medieval town hall. Other highlights are the cathedral square and the botanical garden.Sports activities in the region
About 50 kilometres northwest of Bergamo, the Monte Pora ski area attracts city travellers to the Italian Alps. In addition to 35 kilometres of pistes, you will find cross-country trails such as the Pista degli Abeti. During the summer months the mountain landscape turns into a paradise for journeymen and cyclists. The hiking route to the Serio waterfalls or the cycle path to Clusone is particularly popular.
In 1962 the famous Stracciatella ice cream was created in Bergamo.
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The Accademia Carrara is an important gallery with more than 1,800 works ranging from the early 15th century to the modern age. The exhibition includes works by Botticelli, Raffael and Bellini.Imposing churches
In the upper town, the Cathedral of Sant'Alessandro and the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore are enthroned on the Cathedral Square. Both churches captivate with elaborately decorated frescoes, sculptures and columns.Prehistoric Insights
The archaeological museum of Bergamo presents prehistoric excavations and spectacular finds of the region. You can choose between stone axes, Celtic bronze jewellery or Roman tombstones.