14 Sights in Bergamo, Italy (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Bergamo, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 14 sights are available in Bergamo, Italy.

Sightseeing Tours in Bergamo

1. Torre dei Caduti

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The tower of the Fallen of Bergamo is located in the lower part of the city in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, at the beginning of the Sentierone, the so-called living room of Bergamo. From 24 May 2015, after a period of restoration, it can be visited again.

Wikipedia: Torre dei Caduti di Bergamo (IT)

2. Porta San Giacomo

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Porta San Giacomo

Porta San Giacomo, perhaps the most beautiful of the gates from the Venetian walls to the upper city of Bergamo, was built in 1592, it is the only one in pinkish white marble from the Zandobbio quarry in Val Cavallina. The construction of the Venetian walls began in 1561, and they were to be the protected outpost to the west of the territories of the Serenissima by the Milanese who after the death of Francesco Sforza II (1535) and the peace of Cateau-Cambrésis (1559) had become a Spanish province. The walls have four doors that make the entrance to the upper part of the city accessible: Porta San Lorenzo, Porta Sant'Agostino, Porta Sant'Alessandro and Porta San Giacomo, and until the mid-twentieth century when the Campanone at 10 pm beat a hundred strokes, they were closed.

Wikipedia: Porta San Giacomo (Bergamo) (IT)

3. Orto Botanico di Bergamo Lorenzo Rota

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The Botanical Garden of Bergamo "Lorenzo Rota", located on the open hill of Città Alta, is a small naturalistic laboratory where the passion and art of the employees make exotic plants coexist with the indigenous ones. It is part of the Network of Botanical Gardens of Lombardy, an association that the Garden of Bergamo has contributed decisively to create and which has as its purpose the "protection, knowledge, promotion and enhancement of the heritage of botanical gardens, nature and the environment". It is named after Lorenzo Rota, a doctor and botanist who first described the flora of the province of Bergamo. The 10,000 samples collected by him are kept in the herbarium of the Botanical Garden consisting of about 50,000 exiccata.

Wikipedia: Orto botanico Lorenzo Rota (IT), Website

4. Teatro Donizetti

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The Teatro Donizetti is an opera house in Bergamo, Italy. Built in the 1780s using a design by architect Giovanni Francesco Lucchini, the theatre was originally referred to as either the Teatro Nuovo or Teatro di Fiera. The first opera to be mounted at the theatre, Giuseppe Sarti's Medonte, re di Epiro, was in 1784 while the opera house was still under construction. The official opening of the house, under the name the Teatro Riccardi, did not occur until 24 August 1791 with a production of Pietro Metastasio's Didone abbandonata set to music by multiple composers, including Ferdinando Bertoni, Giacomo Rampini, Johann Gottlieb Naumann, Giuseppe Gazzaniga, and Giovanni Paisiello.

Wikipedia: Teatro Donizetti (EN)

5. Accademia Carrara

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The Accademia Carrara,, officially Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti di Bergamo, is an art gallery and an academy of fine arts in Bergamo, in Lombardy in northern Italy. The art gallery was established in about 1780 by Giacomo Carrara, a Bergamasco collector or conoscitore of the arts. The academy of fine arts was added to it in 1794. The school was recognised by the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, the Italian ministry of education, in 1988.

Wikipedia: Accademia Carrara (EN), Website

6. Chiesa di Sant'Andrea Apostolo

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Chiesa di Sant'Andrea Apostolo

Sant'Andrea is a Neoclassic church in Bergamo, rebuilt by Ferdinando Crivelli in 1837. On the main altar, is Enthroned Madonna with child and Saints Eusebius, Andrew, Domno, and Domneone, painted in 1536-7 by Il Moretto and a Nativity by Giovanni Paolo Cavagna. Other paintings here are by Palma il Giovane, Enea Salmeggia, Giovanni Giacomo Barbelli, Padovanino, a ‘’Deposition’’ by Andrea Previtali, and others.

Wikipedia: Sant'Andrea, Bergamo (EN)

7. Templetto Santa Croce

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The Tempietto di Santa Croce is a small octagonal Romanesque chapel found in the upper city of Bergamo, near the Santa Maria Maggiore. The original building was constructed in the first half of the 11th century, though first documentation of the structure dates to 1133. Other Romanesque structures in the province include the Rotonda di San Tomè, the Basilica di Santa Giulia, and the Priorato di Sant'Egidio.

Wikipedia: Tempietto di Santa Croce (Bergamo) (EN)

8. Torre del Galgario

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Torre del Galgario

The Torre del Galgario is a circular tower of military origin, which was part of the Muraine, ancient walls now disappeared, and is located in the lower city of Bergamo in the homonymous Largo del Galgario. On the square there is also the Church of Galgario with an adjoining monastery that gave the name to the painter Giuseppe Ghislandi, and then changed its intended use, becoming the Nullo Barracks.

Wikipedia: Torre del Galgario (IT)

9. Fondazione Museo di Palazzo Moroni

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The Palazzo Moroni is a palace located on Via Porta #12 in the historic center of the upper town of Bergamo, Italy. The palace is a civic art museum, as well as used for cultural functions. The building, noted for its Baroque interior decorations, is presently managed by the Fondazione di Palazzo Moroni in conjunction with the city after a donation by Count Antonio Moroni.

Wikipedia: Palazzo Moroni, Bergamo (EN), Website

10. Chiesa di San Michele al Pozzo Bianco

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San Michele al Pozzo Bianco is a church in the upper town of Bergamo, on a small piazza of the same name, near Porta Sant'Agostino, on Via Porta Dipinta. The church is now in a corner next to the frescoed house of the vicar, entered by a large rounded arch. The vicar's house has an external fresco attributed to Giacomo Scanardi.

Wikipedia: San Michele al Pozzo Bianco (EN)

11. Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali E. Caffi

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Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali E. Caffi

The Enrico Caffi Civic Museum of Natural Sciences in Bergamo, located in the Upper Town in the Citadel near the Civic Archaeological Museum of Bergamo, preserves more than one million artifacts distributed over an exhibition area of over 1800 m².

Wikipedia: Museo di scienze naturali (Bergamo) (IT), Website

12. Palazzo del Podestà, Museo del Cinquecento

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The Palazzo del Podestà is a historic building in the city of Bergamo located on Piazza Vecchia and houses the Museo del Cinquecento which is part of the network of the Museum of Stories of Bergamo managed by Fondazione Bergamo nella storia.

Wikipedia: Palazzo del Podestà (Bergamo) (IT), Website

13. Torre del Gombito

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The Gombito tower is located in the upper part of the city of Bergamo, at the intersection of the homonymous street, via San Lorenzo and via Mario Lupo, the most central and important crossroads of the ancient city.

Wikipedia: Torre del Gombito (IT)

14. Fontana di San Pancrazio

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The fountain of San Pancrazio is located on the homonymous square of Bergamo in front of the church dedicated to the saint of Turkish origin and rebuilt in 1450. For its shape also called hyacinth bud.

Wikipedia: Fontana di San Pancrazio (IT)


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