Best Things To Do in Bergamo, Italy

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There are many places for the traveler to explore in the city. Following are some important Bergamo tourist attractions:

  • Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore   
  • Cappella Colleoni      
  • Academia carrarra di bella arti di bergamo
  • Bergamo cathedral
  • La citta alta
  • Piazaa vecchia
  • Parco Faunistico le Cornelle

Bergamo sightseeing can be roughly divided into two major parts:

  • Citta Basssa: which means the lower city which has the residential complexes, important offices and shopping areas. It also has artistically significant galleries like Pinacoteca dell'Accademia Carrara (picture museum of Carrara academy) and Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (gallery of modern and contemporary art), known as GAMEC.
  • Citta Alta: which means the upper city.
  • It comprises of following important spots.

    • Cittadella (Citadel), built by the Visconti in the mid-14th century.
    • Piazza Vecchia (old square)
    • Palazzo della Ragione
    • Palazzo Nuovo (Biblioteca Angelo Mai)
    • Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (Saint Mary Major)
    • Cappella Colleoni (Colleoni chapel.
    • The Battistero (Baptistry)
    • Rocca (Castle)
    • San Michele al Pozzo Bianco
    • Museo Civico Archeologico (Archaeological Civic Museum)
    • Museo di Scienze Naturali Enrico Caffi (Caffi Natural Science Museum)
    • Orto Botanico di Bergamo "Lorenzo Rota" (botanical garden).


    • Visit II Circolino: This is a cozy bar/ drinking spot which is most frequented by locals. Here locals and visitors alike play bocce and drink lantern-a drink made of white wine and Campari rosso. This is a great place to visit at night.
    • Cafe Funicolare: This place is quite a popular hangout for the locals and visitors alike. For snacks, a quick drink or simply for great views, this is the place to be, and it is located in the city Alta Funicolare station.
    • Events to enjoy in the city include public holiday celebrations every year. Visitors can also go for leisurely strolls in the city’s well-groomed parks, go hiking, visit the city’s many shops or go for long drives, admiring the city’s beautiful landscape and monumental buildings. Bergamo Skiing is also a favorite activity of the tourists. 

    Below we have a list of things to do in Bergamo and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

    This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Bergamo getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

    Make the most of your trip to Bergamo with confidence.

    Tourist Attractions in Bergamo

    Here is the list of things to do in Bergamo and tourist attractions in city.

    1. Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle

      Outdoors, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Zoo

      A zoo and amusement park in Valbrembo was created by Angelo Ferrucio Benedetti in 1981. It is spread over an area of 100,000 square metres. The park strives for preserving the endangered wildlife and has reconstructed the original environment for the animals. 1000 animals of around 120 different species are there in this park including mammals, birds and reptiles. The animals sheltered here liv...Read more
    2. Piazaa Vecchia

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      Piazaa Vecchia

      Landmark, Leisure, Plaza, Square

      It is located in the heart of the old town and displays a mix of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Pizza Vecchia is the heart of the city and its beauty and balanced proportion of lines and volumes makes it unforgettable. The beautiful white marble Contarini fountain in the centre is the major draw card. A walk through this majestic square is something to cherish in the memory album of Ber...Read more
    3. Bergamo Cathedral

      Church, Religious Site

      Bergamo Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Bergamo, Italy, dedicated to Saint Alexander of Bergamo, patron saint of the city. It is the seat of the Bishop of Bergamo. The construction began in 15th century and is credited to Filarete. This cathedral stands on the foundation of the only surviving cathedral out of the two built in 9th century. With repeated conservation and renovations, t...Read more
    4. Cappella Colleoni Or Colleoni Chapel

      Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

      Conceived by Bartolomeo Colleoni in 1472, the chapel had several restorations over the course of time. The present structure has great blend of Romanesque, Medieval, Gothic and Renaissance style of architecture. Illuminated way in polychrome marble, the chapel is serene to observe!
    5. Cinta Muraria Di Bergamo

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      Cinta Muraria Di Bergamo

      Landmark, Walking Area, Historical Site

      Built by the venetians in the 16th century, these are the megalithic walls around the citadel of Bergamo. Offering wonderful view of the Citta bassa, the wall is surrounded with a beautiful patchwork of cultivated fields, gardens and orchards.
    6. Museo Di Scienze Naturali Caffi

      Science Museum, Educational Site, Exhibition , Natural History Museum

      This educative endeavour offers an insight to the science and aims to teach the students and science enthusiasts through its various sections. The main focus is on earth sciences and biological science. Sections include: Geolab: The geological time  The reading of the territory  The treasures of the Earth: air, water, rocks, minerals and fossils. The conscious use of resources. ...Read more
    7. San Micheal Al Pozzo Bianco

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      San Micheal Al Pozzo Bianco

      Church, Religious Site

      The original structure of the San Micheal al Pozzo Bianco church dates back to the 8th century. It was rebuilt in the 12th, 13th and 15th century and the facade was added in the 20th century. The Frescos were added by Giacomo Scanardi. The interior is a single nave with beams towering to raise pointed arches having frescos from the 15th century.  The left chapel depicts the scenes of the l...Read more
    8. Academia Carrarra Di Bella Arti Di

      Art Museum, Art Gallery, Educational Site

      This fine art gallery in Bergamo is a collection of the belongings left behind by the Count Giacomo Carrara, who was a wealthy collector and patron of the arts. The gallery is built in neoclassical style of architecture and houses works of famous artists belonging to the 15th to 17th century. Paintings, sculptures and prints are for display along with some archetypal medals, porcelain and furni...Read more
    9. Cafe Funicolare
      This place is quite a popular hangout for the locals and visitors alike. For snacks, a quick drink or simply for great views, this is the place to be, and it is located in the city Alta Funicolare station. Phone Number :+39 035 210091
    10. Giopi E Margi
      The restaurant is located in the residential area just a short walk from the city centre. They offer traditional Lombardy cuisine and is worth it for everyone who is tired of pizza and pasta meals and wants a taste of other Italian meals. It is a family-run business and quite popular amongst locals. Phone Number :- +39 035 242366
    11. Ii Circolino Restaurant
      This isa cozy bar/ drinking spot which is most frequented by locals. Here locals and visitors alike play bocce and drink lantern-a drink made of white wine and Campari rosso. This is a great place to visit at night. Phone number :- 035 21 85 68
    12. The Baptistery
      This building has very old origins and was erected in 1340. It hosts beautiful 14thcentury statues depicting the virtues that can be found in narrow niches of the octagonal building. It is open for baptisms. 
    13. Church Of Santa Mara Maggiore
      This is the most important building in the city and was once known as The Chapel of the city. The work to build the church began in 1137. The building stands as a magnificent structure, with its south porch, a statue of St Alexander on horseback and the Romanesque interior. Phone Number :- 035-223-327
    14. Torre Civica
      It takes about 30 minutes to admire the most unusual views of the city. The lift is made of glass, including the walls inside it. As you go up in the lift, you are treated to the most spectacular views of the city’s monuments. The Campanone –the bell still rings 180 times each night. 
    15. Bobino Restaurant
      This is an excellent bar and restaurant in one. The food here is delicious and the atmosphere quite welcoming even for visitors. The cocktail and wine list is quite long, offering a wide variety of drinks. champagne is also served. Phone number :- 035 223940

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