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Bergamo: Private Upper Town Walking Tour w/ a Guide

4.7 / 5

13 reviews

Activity provider: Faberest

Bergamo: Private Upper Town Walking Tour w/ a Guide

Activity provider: Faberest

From US$ 289.22 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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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Private group

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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Important information

Know before you go

  • 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

4.7 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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We did a 2-hour guided tour of the old town of Bergamo (Lombardy/Italy). The guide was very knowledgeable and took time to tell us a lot of details and answer our questions. The tour was well planned, progressed at a suitable pace and told about interesting destinations and the history of the destinations. Highly recommended.

October 16, 2021

Bruno was a super guide. Very knowledgeable about the upper city and it’s history. We had a wonderful time exploring the city with him!

October 14, 2022

Our German-speaking guide, Annamaria, gave us an exciting overview of the sights of Bergamo in excellent German and with competent specialist knowledge. The tour was entertaining and very informative. We can fully recommend this tour.

September 8, 2022

Product ID: 96420