Bergamo

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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