The old city is a maze of small one-way-streets, it took us quite long to find the way to our hotel, which was right in the city centre. Hahaha, we got totally crazy by the signs of "sensa unico" which means "one way street". We were sure the hotel was to the left..... but we weren't allowed to go there, grrrrr, very frustrating. So after driving around the city about twenty times, we started to do some ghost-driving (pssst, please don't tell anyone). Hahaha, when we told Titti what we did she looked at us in amazement.... "you can't go that way!" She said. Yes you can, hahaha, it is just not allowed :-)
The best and quickest way to get there is by hydrofoil. You can also get there by a regular boat service which takes a little longer and a little cheaper.
To get around town, its small enough that you can just enjoy hiking it.
There is an airport at Bergamo but getting there by train was good enought for me.
The town's funicular service is excellent. There are 4 different routes which give you a great tour of the town, whilst saving you a lot of uphill walking ! The first funicular was built in 1887 but don't worry these have been continuously serviced in the past.
Bergamo has an international airport about 3 miles away from the city, 27 miles from Milan and 130 miles from Venice. The main airline companies are Air France, Lufthansa and Swissair in addition to others
that fly to domestic destinations.
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By car or bus you can reach in few minutes the town's center whe're many accomodations.
When you arrive in Bergamo it's best walking because of the strong traffic, especially during the week.
Bergamo is about 60 km far from Milan in Northern Italy.
You can reach Bergamo:
If you're in Italy take the train. That's cheap and easy. The station is central located and if you'll walk straight ahead you'll arrive in the centre. There are busses as well but because this is not as popular as e.g. Venice, Verona and Milan it's better to take the train as far as I'm concerned.
Just by bus or by feet. You can do everything by feet. If you wanna go to the higher part you can take the bus.(pic=city walls and higher part of the city)
The Piedibus is not a real bus, but an initiative to walk schoolkids in safe groups through traffic to their schools.
After checking in and getting the boarding card, now all the passengers are going to the bus which will take them to their plane.
The funicular railway takes you up to the spectacular città alta from the lower part of the town.
The best way to get around (except on foot) is to buy A day bus/Funiculare ticket, costs about 2.90 Euros, available from vending machines at the train station or Funiculare stations, well worth it
A ticket costs €0.90 buy from kiosks and is valid for one hour, don't forget to stamp it at the start of your journey. Travel on the bus and funicular railway is permitted.
And here is a map of Italy for the ones that don't know where Bergamo is. And now you know where you have to go to next time you visit Italy :-)