Bergamo: Private Upper Town Walking Tour w/ a Guide

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Bergamo: Private Upper Town Walking Tour w/ a Guide

From $332.39 per group up to 15

Discover the Upper Town of Bergamo, a still partially hidden gem of the Italian cultural and architectural heritage. Follow your local guide through ancient winding streets and small squares paved with solid pebbles and explore the beauties of the city.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Walk by the particular Rocca Castle, begun in 1331 by William of Castelbarco, vicar of John of Bohemia, and later completed by Azzone Visconti
  • See the beautiful Piazza Vecchia (old square), the heart of the Upper Town
  • Walk to the Piazza Duomo to admire the majestic and unique Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, a jewel of Romanesque art
  • Be fascinated by the the timeless charm of the Cittadella built by the Visconti family in the mid-14th century
Full description
Join this 2.5-hour guided tour of downtown Bergamo and discover the beautiful Upper Town, surrounded by Venetian walls built in the 16th-century. The tour will start from Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe - from there, you'll walk following your local guide through medieval streets that have maintained their ancient charm until you reach the Rocca Castle. In the past, the Rocca represented a defensive structure for the city, but today it's just a wonderful spot from which you can enjoy an unexpected view on the Lower Town and the neighboring valleys. The walk will continue towards Piazza Vecchia, the heart of the Upper Town, surrounded by ancient communal palaces and the imposing civic tower. Once you enter Piazza Duomo, you'll be fascinated by the majestic and unique Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, a real jewel of Romanesque art. There, you'll also see the cathedral, the Baptistery and the Colleoni Chapel, an outstanding Renaissance building. Walk along Via Corsarola, the main street of the Upper Town, and enjoy the lively atmosphere created by the old and modern shops, restaurants and coffee houses. To end the tour, your guide will take you to see the Cittadella, built by the Visconti family back in the 14th-century. Admire its timeless charm, while you notice the important museums all around you, until you arrive to the Colle Aperto. Just one tip: you might want to bring your camera along.
Includes
  • Tour led by an expert local guide
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Piazza Mercato Delle Scarpe, Bergamo, Italy, in front of the Restaurant Polentone.

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    • Please note that this tour will take place mainly outside. If you want to visit the beautiful Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, which is strongly recommend, you can buy your ticket on the spot (€4 per person)
    • The tour will take place even when it's raining. In the event of an exceptionally heavy rain, the tour may be cancelled and you will be given a full refund
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 8 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Service
      4.8/5
    • Organization
      4.6/5
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    Sarah was passionate, knowledgeable and interesting. As a lifelong resident of Bergamo she knows every nook and cranny and has all the back stories. It was terrific and she couldn’t be sweeter

    July 24, 2021

    Wonderful tour with loads of info!!

    Sarah gave us a wonderful tour and was full of knowledge. Her English was easy to understand and you could tell she was very passionate about the town of bergamo. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a tour!!

    June 6, 2019

    Muy puntual, y fantásticas explicaciones.

    January 13, 2020

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