Arts & Culture in Bergamo
The city of Bergamo and its province, are custodians of a cultural and artistic heritage of great value. In the Pinacoteca of the Accademia Carrara, are preserved some of the world's most famous works of artists such as Raphael, Giovanni Bellini, Titian, Lorenzo Lotto, Andrea Mantegnato!
If you are in holiday in Bergamo, definitely worth a visit the wonderful Teatro Donizetti and the Donizetti Museum, in which are collected manuscripts, objects and tools that belonged to the famous master of opera.
Bergamo is surrounded by impressive city walls, which can be bypassed through four large doors. The walls were built from Venice in the end of the 500th to protect the city, but were never used for military purposes.
Next to the Civic Tower in the center, there is the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in which there are precious Florentine and Flemish tapestries and a fresco of the sixteenth century of Giotto.
To visit the Upper Town and Colle di San Vigilio, we recommend taking the funicular, that travel on steep slopes through a system of ropes, built in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
In the Upper Town you can stroll in the Old Town Square, overlooked by the Palazzo della Ragione and the building of the library, visit the Colleoni Chapel in Renaissance style, which remained completely intact up to this day.