Visitors to Bergamo who want to enjoy good food have plenty of choice in the Città Alta where many
prestigious restaurants have been recommended in guides covering the whole of Italy.
In a prime location in the Piazza Vecchia (above) is the Taverna Colleoni dell’Angelo, on the right-hand side of the square as pictured, which offers a 'gourmet meat menu' and a 'gourmet fish menu'. For more information,visit http://www.colleonidellangelo.com/. To book a table telephone 035 232596.
L’Osteria di Via Solata is a short walk from the Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe, where the funicular from the Città Bassa arrives. The restaurant prides itself on offering the best wines. It is closed on Sunday evenings and every Tuesday.
From La Marianna in Largo Colle Aperto there are great views of the Città Bassa. The restaurant dates back to 1953 and has a terrace as well as indoor tables. To book telephone 035 247 997.
In a corner of the Piazza Vecchia, at the start of the Via Bartolomeo Colleoni, is Il Sole. Although it looks small from the outside, there are plenty of tables in two large rooms, furnished in traditional style with oil paintings and antique cookery implements on display. There is also a large garden for sunny lunches and dining outside on warm evenings.
To book a table, telephone 035 218 238. The restaurant is closed on Thursdays. Il Sole is also one of the few hotels in the Città Alta, with ten rooms available for booking. Visit http://www.ilsolebergamo.com/ for more details.
A MAGICAL PLACE
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.