Bergamo is a very charming old town situated around 1 hour north east of Milan, on the edge of the Alps. Bergamo’s original location was a defensive hilltop, and the town was also protected by stout walls; nowadays this historic part of town is known as the
Città Alta (upper town) and it’s where you will find most of the historic buildings and tourist sites. There is little traffic, and the picturesque narrow lanes with plenty of small charming boutiques are pleasant to wander.
Most of modern Bergamo spreads over the plain below the old town. This Città Bassa (lower town) was laid out around the beginning of the twentieth century, and is composed of pleasant wide boulevards. The two parts of town are linked by a funicular and the both part of Bergamo offer together many sights of interest and architectural beauty.
See our proposal for a wine getaway to Bergamo here