The Statue of Harlequin is a statue near the Urban Center, in the Lower City. Harlequin is the Commedia dell'Arte mask form Bergamo, and is statue is just here to welcome everybody want to visit the city!
The historic laundry in the Upper city is near to the Gombito Tower. It was built in the XIX century and it was used till the '50es. Now it is one of the most typical place in the Upper City of Bergamo.
The Fara is the field you find in front of the Saint Augustine Church in the Upper City. Here you can relax, have pic-nic, play football, and rest before going on with your Bergamo tour, for example finding out the San Michele al Pozzo Bianco Church, that is behind you, in via Porta Dipinta.
San Giacomo gate is one of the gate to the Upper City. From the Lower City Center you will recognize it: it is the white gate exactly in front of you. You can reach it by foot, passing through the little rocky stairs near the Funicular station in the Lower City. When you arrive at the bottom of the gate, you will have a wonderful panorama of the Lower City. A really amazing place where enjoy Bergamo!
Colli di Bergamo is a natural Park between the city and some town in the Brembana Valley. Its center is in the Valmarina Monastery, in Ramera district. Here there are some paths where you can walk, but also ride bikes and horses, to find out the natural wonders of the Italian landscape without leaving the city!
The Carrara Academy is one of the oldest art gallery in Italy. It was founded at the end of the XVIII Century by the Count Carrara and it collects a big number of paintings realized in different centuries and in different styles. At the moment, the building, in which there is the collection is being restored, but the painting are visible in the Palazzo della Ragione, in Piazza Vecchia, Città Alta.
The Donizetti Museum is a museum about Donzietti, the composer from Bergamo. Here you will find documents, objects and also music instruments that Donizetti used during his life and that the Scotti Family collected after his death. An unique collection about Donizetti's daily life that will excite you!
The Bernareggi Museum is a religious museum in Bergamo. It is in via Pignolo, in the lower part of the city and it collects a lot of painting, sculptures and ornaments that were commissioned by the citizens in order to honor Our Lady, Jesus Christ and all the Saints. In the museum you will find all the spirituality of Bergamo!
In the St. Bernardino Church in the lower city, you can see the most wonderful altarpiece painted by Lorenzo Lotto. In this altarpiece there are Our Lady with the Child while the saints and the angels are honoring them. The scene is graceful and all the characters are very expressive, especially the angel into the foreground who is looking toward the visitor and seems to invite him in the scene. A very dramatic painting that will enchant you!
The St. Augustine Church is near the St. Augustine's gate, one of the gate to the upper city. It is a Gothic church, with wonderful rose window and extraordinary fresco. It was desecrated during the Napoleonic period, when it became a military outpost. Now it is a campus and a lot of exhibitions and concerts are organized inside it.
The St. Bartolomeo and Stefano Church is a baroque church situated in the lower part of Bergamo, near the Donizetti Theater. Here you can find the Martinengo Altarpiece, the biggest altarpiece painted by Lorenzo Lotto and you can also see a wooden choir inlaid by one of the Dominican friar who lived in the monastery near the church during the XVI Century. The church is a real example of the baroque arts and its color are magnificent!!
Cittadella is a medieval military outpost built in Colle Aperto by the Visconti, lords of Milan, during their domination, but in the Venetian period it became a civic center. Today you can still see the merlons of the original building, and there you can find the Archaeological Museum, the Natural Science Museum and, during the week-end, stalls. It is a very nice part of the city and you will find it absolutely charming!
The Gombito Tower is a tower built by the Del Zoppo family in the middle of the upper city, near an important roman cross-route. It is 52 meters high and you can still go to the top on foot in order to dominate the city. From there you will have a wonderful view of Bergamo and its surrounding!
Gamec is the Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery in Bergamo. It is in the lower part of the city and it opened in 1991. The gallery includes a permanent collection and temporary exhibitions (set up every year) about international artist and trend. In the permanent collection there are a lot of works donated from organisations and artists to the gallery, and you can also see some sculptures of Giacomo Manzù, one of the most important sculptors from Bergamo. The visit of the permanent collection is free of charge and open from Tuesday till Sunday. For the other exhibitions, you need to buy a ticket.
The Archaeological Museum of Bergamo is in the Cittadella, near Colle Aperto, in the upper town. Here you can discover the story of the city since 2000 b.C. to the Longobards period and learn a lot of interesting thing about its inhabitants. If you love history and want to know what happened to the city after the Longobards domination, don't forget to visit also the museum about the Venetian period in Piazza Vecchia and the XIX Century museum in the rock!
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