It was long time ago when I went to Italy, May 2010 to be more specific. I haven’t forgotten though, I was only 15. Whenever anyone thinks of Italy, first thing that comes to mind is Rome. Well, it’s not Rome that I have been to!
In May 2010, we took a one week trip to Italy, Bergamo. I didn’t visit many places because I went with my family and let’s just say that we didn’t do our homework properly. There are plenty of things to see there and I am not going to write about them all since we didn’t visit a lot when we went. However, we did love what we saw and Bergamo is a small and lovely city.
Let’s not forget that we went shopping as well. We couldn’t leave Italy without something to remind us that once upon a time, we have been there too. There are numerous shops, restaurants, and places to explore. Bergamo is worth a visit so if you do decide to go, you will definitely like it. Next on my list is definitely Venice!
1.La Citta Alta
Città Alta is renowned for its elegant, spacious plazas and narrow, cobblestones alleys. It is the upper city of Bergamo and forms the historic center. Take the funicular to La Citta Alta and enjoy the view as you go; purchase tickets ahead of time from the Tabacci shops.
2. Piazza Vecchia
Perfect place to relax, have a drink and watch people go by while admiring the beautiful fountain and the great arhitecture of the buildings. Piazza Vecchia is the Citta Alta’s central square and it is closed off from all car access. A stunning square which hosts most of the main sights in Bergamo, Citta Alta.
3. Cittadella di Bergamo
The citadel is a fortress built for the personal defense of Bernabò Visconti.On a trip to the Città Alta, you can find the citadel by following the Via Bartolomeo Colleoni northwest of the Piazza Vecchia. The Museo di Scienze Naturali E. Caffi is also located here.
4. Museo di Scienze Naturali “E. Caffi” (the Museum of Natural Science)
It was raining a lot when I went to Bergamo, so the museum was one of the best choices. It offers guided tours and it features flora and fauna from the surrounding area, plus collections of archaeological artifacts from around the world. It is a very good place to take children too and the entrance is free. Bare in mind that the museum is closed on Mondays.
Make sure you wear trainers or any sports shoes, you will have some walking to do and the streets are cobblestones.