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June 2012

Very quick visit, so more of a photo essay…

Bergamo is in 2 main parts – high and low towns. The low town is the more modern and where most of the ‘regular’ shops are, high town has more crafty type shops and a reasonable selection of places to eat; being aimed at tourists they can be at the more pricey end, but are not excessive – kept in check by plenty of competition.

Citta Alta (High Town) restaurant recommendation: Cooperativa. Been open for some 30 years and frequented by the locals and high town workers. In a small alley way (Vicolo Santa Agata), just off Via Colleoni (one of the main roads running from Piazza Veccia). Looks like a bar when you walk in, but restaurant to the right and outside terrace to the left. Good prices and choices.

The upper and lower parts of town are connected by a funicular railway – this was built to encourage people to stay in the old town, as the population was being drawn away to the newer parts. If you use the funicular, stop for a drink in the upper arrivals hall cafe before moving on; it has great views out over the new town.

Bergamo Citta Alta - High Town

Bergamo Citta Alta – High Town

 

Bergamo Panorama

Bergamo Panorama

 

Bergamo sunset

Bergamo sunset

 

Bergamo Piazza Vecchia

Bergamo Piazza Vecchia

 

Bergamo

Bergamo

 

Bergamo Street

Bergamo Street

 

Bergamo shop

Bergamo shop

 

Bergamo Alley

Bergamo Alley

 

Bergamo Church

Bergamo Church

 

Bergamo Fresco

Bergamo Fresco

 

Bergamo Statue

Bergamo Statue

 

Bergamo Funiculare

Bergamo Funiculare

 

Bergamo Bike

Bergamo Bike

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