Bergamo

Destination Weddings in Bergamo

Bergamo lies about 40 km to the northeast of Milan, Italy, with the Alps foothills displayed on the northern end of the city. Located in the province of Lombardy, Bergamo today has a population of around 120,000 people. For Bergamo and the Province of Bergamo, the Orio al Serio Airport establishes connection through the air route to the outside world. Bergamo is characterized by two different regions-an old town that lies on a hill and a lower town that features modern life and fast-growing industries such as textiles, printing and cement.

The Città alta, or high city, of Bergamo

The Bergamo of today was built on the site of Bergomum, a Celtic settlement of the Cenomani and in 49 BC it was made into a Roman municipality, with about 10,000 people. Bergamo was An important military center on the route between Friuli and Raetia, it was destroyed by Attila by Attila the Hun in the fifth century AD.

Even though Bergamo does not boast of a long list of tourist destinations, the ones they have are a treat to explore. Car rental can take you through Bergamo without the slightest of difficulties. Do not leave this town without making a stop at the Upper City (La Citta Alta). This old walled city located on top of a hill offers you amazing views. It is renowned across the world for its exceptional architecture and architecture students from all parts of the world use it as a valuable study material.

La Piazza Vecchia is a superb town center located in the old city. This town center serves as a base from which you can explore the old city in a comfortable manner. You will get quality accommodation here and it also has nice restaurants, lots of cafes and bakeries. The Piazza Vecchia can make your visit to Bergamo hassle-free and enjoyable. The Carrara Academy Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia Carrara) is an art gallery popular for the works of recognized native artists.

The variety of works found in this art gallery give you insight into the history of Bergamo and the social and financial set up that prevailed in former times. The Museo Donizettiano and Cantoniera della Presolana ski area are also well-known and attract visitors from all over.

Other well known tourist destinations with a reputation to boast about include Lake Endine, Parco Faunistico le Cornelle, Colleoni Chapel (Cappella Colleoni), Clusone, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Baptistry and Madonna del Bosco.