Bergamo’s beautiful upper town, the Città Alta (pictured above), is a magical place well worth visiting. Use this website to help you plan your trip to Bergamo in Northern Italy and find your way to some of the other lovely towns and villages in Lombardia that are perhaps less well known to tourists.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Carrara collection in Bergamo’s Palazzo della Ragione

Although Bergamo’s prestigious art gallery the Accademia Carrara remains closed for restoration work, some of its masterpieces can still be viewed.
Palazzo della Ragione
A selection of paintings has been chosen for display in the heart of the Città Alta in the Truss Room of the Palazzo della Ragione in the Piazza Vecchia.
From October 2010 till May 2011 the exhibition can be viewed from Tuesday to Friday from 9.30 am to 5.30pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 am to 6 pm .
The exhibition will be closed every Monday and between 25 December and 1 January.
The Truss Room is already home to some old frescoes taken from churches and public buildings in Bergamo .
Now, alongside them are some of the jewels of the Carrara’s collection, from the 15th to the 19th centuries.
The Bergamo school of painting is represented by artists such as Andrea Previtali, Palma il Vecchio and Lorenzo Lotto.
While Venetian masters include Fra Galgario, Francesco Guardi and Giovanni Antonio Canal ‘Canaletto’.
The exhibition provides a unique opportunity to admire the interior of the Palazzo della Ragione, see some of Bergamo’s ancient frescoes and experience the cream of the Carrara collection all together.

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