Get to know a different side to Italian culture with a holiday in Bergamo. Forty kilometers to the north-east of Milan, this charming town in Lombardy is a town with a rich history and is blessed with beautiful scenery too. Consisting of two centres, the Citta alta and the Citta bassa (upper and lower city respectively), there is plenty to do in Bergamo, despite its petite size. The citta alta in particular offers many historical sites of interest. So pick your Bergamo accommodation - and off you go to explore this beautiful city.
One of these sites is the Piazza Vecchia – literally, the 'old square'. This area amounts to one of Bergamo's most expensive places to live, with housing prices ofter around the two million mark. Once you've had the pleasure of taking in the sites here though, it's not difficult to see why. You will find a tower close to the centre of the piazza which provides daring tourists with a great view over both the upper and lower cities. See if you can spot your Bergamo accommodation, e.g. your Bergamo apartment or villa Bergamo from this great vantage point.
Bergamo accommodation - choose your perfect Villa Bergamo or Bergamo apartment
There are also many galleries and museums in Bergamo, showcasing both classic as well as contemporary art. Many of our villas Bergamo contain leaflets with detailed information about the best galleries and exhibitions to visit. Fans of Renaissance must not miss the Lorenzo Lotto exhibition. Whether you love art or are simply curious, if you're staying in a Bergamo apartment or villa Bergamo, you simply must check out Lotto's work. Nature lovers, however, should not miss out on going to Lake Iseo - about a 30 minutes drive from Bergamo - or famous lake Como where George Clooney owns a villa, about two and a half hours away.
More great places to see in your Bergamo holidays:
- Verona - home of Romeo and Juliet - just an hours drive away from Bergamo
- Brescia - fascinating city also located in Lombardy and close to Bergamo
Lake Idro - also a beautiful place to relax around 1,5 hours from Bergamo
Holidays in Bergamo - sigthseeing and winter sports
With palaces, churches and other stunning architectural feats lining seemingly every street, every step you take will take your breath away. The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore is a particularly fascinating place, built in the early sixteenth century and yet still retaining its beauty to this day. I only hope that I grow old so gracefully! The Via Colleoni too is a beautiful area, filled with churches, shops and the Bergamo night-life scene. Bergamo offers culture and so much more – with the Alps forming an impressive silhouette on the Lombardian horizon, you might be surprised to find out that Bergamo also attracts a whole host of skiers when the summer months draw to a close. With easy access to a variety of ski resorts, winter sports fans love to spend their winter break in Bergamo accommodation. Bergamo villas and Bergamo apartments are a perfect choice to nestle after an exciting day. After spending time in this charming city, it's easy to see why.