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Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Upper Town Tour

1. Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Upper Town Tour

You'll meet your guide directly outside the funicular station, from where you will be ready to start your 2.5-hour private tour. Stroll throughout the ancient and small streets and admire the most important and symbolic places of the Upper Town, such as the Rocca and Piazza Vecchia, including its cathedral. You'll find out not only the most important places, but also unknown locations full of intrigue and secrets. History and culture play a very important role in everyday life in Bergamo. Particularly in the Upper Town, you can find ancient beautiful gems which provide character to the most authentic parts of city. Included in these sites are the Venetian walls, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Throughout your experience, your guide will be happy to cater to any requests you may have regarding your exploration of the city.

Bergamo: Private Upper Town Walking Tour w/ a Guide

2. Bergamo: Private Upper Town Walking Tour w/ a Guide

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.

Bergamo: Private Walking Tour

3. Bergamo: Private Walking Tour

Journey through the charming old town streets of Bergamo and discover stunning panoramic views and architectural landmarks on a guided tour. Start at Piazza Vecchia to overlook some of the most beautiful and important buildings of the city including the Palazzo del Podestà, Palazzo della Ragione, the Civic Library, and the Cathedral. Reach Piazza Duomo through the elegant porch of the Palazzo della Ragione. Here, admire the most important buildings: the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the elegant Colleoni Chapel, and the church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Be dazzled by the golden interior of the Duomo and the church of Santa Maria and see the wonderful mosaics and frescoes that embellish these monuments. Continue with a visit to the seventeenth-century exterior of Palazzo Terzi, a masterful example of Italian Baroque. Afterward, you can relax admiring the city from the top of the ancient Venetian Walls, a bulwark of a time when Bergamo was in the hands of the leaders of the Serenissima. End the tour under the neoclassical Porta San Giacomo, from where you can soak up panoramic views of the city perched above you.

Bergamo Upper Town Day Trip from Milan

4. Bergamo Upper Town Day Trip from Milan

Meet your guide and your driver in Milan. Enjoy a comfortable 1-hour ride to Bergamo. Once in the town, you will get on the characteristic funicular railway and start discovering Bergamo Alta. Enjoy an incredible view over the lower part of Bergamo and its surroundings from the Venetian Works of Defence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Piazza Vecchia, where you will find the Palazzo della Ragione, the highest Tower of Bergamo or 'Campanone', and Palazzo Nuovo. Your guide will then lead you to Piazza Duomo to visit the amazing Bergamo Cathedral, the Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica, and the Colleoni Chapel. After a lunch break, your tour will continue around the picturesque alleys and squares that characterize Bergamo Alta. Pass by Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe, Piazza Mercato del Fieno, and the S. Francesco convent. Finally, you will get to admire a perfectly preserved ancient washhouse (Lavatoio). On your way back, ask the guide any questions that cross your mind or for tips about the rest of your stay. 

from Milan: Private Bergamo Day Trip

5. from Milan: Private Bergamo Day Trip

Enjoy a Private Bergamo Tour from Milan for six hours with a private tour guide and a private luxury vehicle with a chauffeur that will pick you up and drop you off from your hotel in Milan or place of preference inside the city. Once in Milan along with your private guide you will go ahead to your destination. In this tour, you will have the opportunity to discover Bergamo, a city in northern Italy located in the Lombardy region known as the City of a Thousand. Thanks to your private tour guide you will discover the tourist attractions of Bergamo as Piazza Vecchia known for being a medieval square surrounded by other important places such as the Palazzo Nuovo and the Palazzo Della Ragione, the oldest communal place in Italy, the Cappella Colleoni located next to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Castle of San Virgilio where you can see the Swiss Alps, the Cathedral of Bergamo To finish the tour, you will have some time to stroll by its streets and grab a bite of the Italian gastronomy before your private chauffeur drops you off at your hotel in Milan or place of preference inside the city.

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What people are saying about Bergamo

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Great discovery and great tour!

I have been many times in Milan, and this time I decided to try something new... I am so glad I chose this tour and to visit Bergamo Upper Town! The town is not far from Milan and it is really amazing and full of history, you wouldn't expect it! The group was small and our guide Silvia was incredible, so passionate about her job and the city. Transportation was comfortable and time just flew! I highly recommend to everyone!

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!!

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

Sara was a wonderful guide. So knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend this tour and this guide!