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

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Here you can find interesting sights in Bergamo, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 12 sights are available in Bergamo, Italy.

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1. Porta San Giacomo

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Porta San Giacomo perhaps the most beautiful of the access doors from the Venetian walls to the upper city of Bergamo, was built in 1592, is the only one in rosé white marble of the Zandobbio quarry in Val Cavallina. The construction of the Venetian walls began in 1561, and had to be the outpost protected 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 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 in the evening He beat one hundred strokes, were closed.

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2. Orto Botanico di Bergamo Lorenzo Rota

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The Botanical Garden of Bergamo "Lorenzo Rota", which is located on the open hill of Città Alta, is a small naturalistic laboratory where the passion and art of employees bring together exotic plants with the indigenous ones. It is part of the network of Botanical gardens of Lombardy, an association that the Bergamo garden has contributed decisively to creating and which aims to "protection, knowledge, promotion and enhancement of the heritage of botanical gardens, nature and of 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 exicca.

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3. Chiesa di Sant'Andrea Apostolo

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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.

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4. Torre del Galgario

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The Torre del Galgario is a tower with a circular shape of military origin, which was part of the walls, ancient walls now disappeared, and is located in the lower city of Bergamo in the homonymous of the same name. The church of the Galgario also overlooks the square with the adjoining monastery which gave the name to the painter Giuseppe Ghislandi, and who then changed his intended use, becoming the null barracks.

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5. 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.

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6. Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali E. Caffi

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Civic Museum of Natural Science Enrico Caffi is a natural history museum in Bergamo, Italy. The museum has more than 55,000 artifacts, fossils, animal and plant specimens. The museum is founded in 1918 and, after multiple moves, is currently located at Piazza Cittadella. The museum also hosts a library and provide education activities for schools in the region.

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7. 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.

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8. Museo Donizettiano

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The Donizettiano Museum is located in Bergamo in the Palazzo della Misericordia Maggiore in via Arena, an ancient headquarters of the Gaetano Donizetti Music Institute, and set up in the room which was the council chamber of the Congregation of Misericordia Maggiore.

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9. Palazzo del Podestà, Museo del Cinquecento

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The Palazzo del Podestà is a historic building of the city of Bergamo located on Piazza Vecchia and houses the Museum of the sixteenth century which is part of the Network of the Museum of Stories of Bergamo managed by the Bergamo Foundation in history.

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10. Torre dei Caduti

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The Torre dei Caduti 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.

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11. Torre del Gombito

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

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12. Fontana di San Pancrazio

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The San Pancrazio fountain is located on the square of the same name in Bergamo in front of the church dedicated to the saint of Turkish origin and rebuilt in 1450. For its form also called Boccio di Giacinto.

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