Half-day Tour Of Bergamo's Città Alta On Foot

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    10:30 am
  • Departure Details :
    Upper Station of the Cable Railway, Città Alta, Bergamo
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

This experience will let you discover Bergamo's Citt Alta, a veritable jewel abounding with history and tradition. Thanks to an official local guide, this 2.5 hour tour on foot will immerse you in the ancient streets and squares rich with centuries-old history that distinguishes Bergamo. At the end of the tour, you will have the chance to lunch in a characteristic restaurant and taste the local cuisine.

Know More about this tour

Arriving from the south, Bergamo's Citt Alta catches the eye, majestically looking down over the plains. Nestled on hills and entirely enclosed by Venetian walls dating back to the 1500s, a UNESCO world heritage site, it represents the "historic heart" of Bergamo.
Taking our tour, in half a day you will visit Citt Alta's symbolic and history-laden places: Piazza Vecchia with its 13th century Palazzo della Ragione and the Torre del Campanone (Big Bell Tower), which you will climb to enjoy a breathtaking view; Piazza del Duomo looks onto the Cathedral and the splendid Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica, the admission to which is included in the tour price; the Renaissance Colleoni Chapel and Baptistery; a visit to the Cittadella (Citadel) and the Colle Aperto area, with a magnificent view on the Parco dei Colli opposite.
HIGHLIGHT

  • Meeting Point: Largo Colle Aperto, Citt Alta di Bergamo.
  • An official local guide speaking one of the below languages will be waiting at the meeting point to accompany you on the tour
  • Available languages: Italian, English, German, Spanish and Polish.
  • Immerse yourself in a 2.5 hour tour of Citt Alta's narrow streets and squares, historic buildings and monuments to experience and relive a millenary history and culture.
  • Climb the bell tower for a 360 panorama, overlooking the lower city and the Po valley plain to the south, as well as the hills and the Bergamo Alps to the north.
  • Enjoy lunch in a restaurant with the possibility of tasting typical traditional dishes from a regional menu.

The entire itinerary unfolds along picturesque cobblestone streets, onto which shops, restaurants and cafs look. At the end of the tour, lunch in a restaurant awaits you with the possibility of dining on classical Italian cuisine, as well as a local menu with typical dishes from the Bergamo culinary tradition.

Inclusions

  • Official local guide for a 2.5 hour tour
  • Admission ticket to the Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica
  • Admission ticket to climb to the top of the Bell Tower (Campanone)
  • Lunch in a restaurant with the possibility of tasting dishes from a local traditional menu

Exclusions

  • Any tips
  • Transfers to reach the Meeting Point
  • Beverages and snacks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The tour is conducted mainly outdoors, therefore suitable clothing and comfortable shoes are necessary.

The tour will be carried out even in bad weather. Only in particularly adverse conditions will it be suspended and the cost of the ticket will be fully refunded.

Places of worship will be visited during the tour, therefore appropriate clothing is necessary.

A confirmation voucher will be sent by e-mail within 48 hours of your booking. Print it and bring it with you. It is valid as a ticket and proof of purchase and you must present it at the beginning of the tour.

A map of the Meeting Point and a tour contact telephone number will be sent to you by e-mail together with the confirmation voucher

Cancellations:

If done at least 7 days before the booked tour begins, there is no cancellation fee.

If done between 3 and 6 days before the booked tour begins, 50% of the amount paid will be charged for cancellation.

If done 2 days before the booked tour begins, 100% of the amount paid will be charged for cancellation.