What to do in Bergamo

Thanks to its extensive history, which dates back to the late Roman era, Bergamo and its province provide a variety of areas of interest scattered across its broad area, which extends from the lower Bergamo plain to the Orobic Pre-Alps. So, what to do in Bergamo?

Città Alta is unquestionably one of the most popular tourist site. The oldest part of Bergamo is called Città Alta- the Upper Town- and it oversees and monitors the entirety of “lower” Bergamo, the newest part of the city, as well as all the nearby villages from above. The Rocca, the San Vigilio Castle, the Palazzo della Ragione, and the Campanone, which looks out over Piazza Vecchia, are all located here, together with the Colleoni Chapel and the Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica which can be found behind the square.

Nevertheless, lower Bergamo, which is more contemporary, provides several attractions in addition to Città Alta. The former Monastero D’Astino, which is located in the same-named valley, has been transformed into an agricultural haven that safeguards organic crops. From here, a multitude of trails lead out to explore the nearby nature and towns.
On the other side, the Accademy Carrara and GAMEC, a gallery of modern and contemporary art, are two must-visit locations for art enthusiasts. The two Bergamasque museums, which are situated at the start of Borgo Santa Caterina and a short distance from Porta San Agostino, are home to a sizable collection of artwork, sculptures, and artefacts, some of which date as far back as the 14th century.