Your hotel’s location can be everything when you are on a short break in Bergamo.
Choosing the right place in the Città Bassa (lower town) will give you easy access to transport links to take you to the lakes and other towns and villages nearby. You can be handy too for the funicular or bus route to take you up to the Città Alta (upper town).
There are several hotels to choose from along or near to the Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII and Viale Vittorio Emanuele II (pictured), which links the rail and bus stations off Piazza Marconi with the Città Alta.
Close to the funicular and only walking distance from the main shops and restaurants in the Città Bassa is the Hotel Excelsior San Marco in the Piazza Repubblica. Set back from the main street in a big garden, the hotel has 155 rooms, either standard, superior, deluxe or suites, all with satellite television, minibar and free internet
connection. There is a restaurant, which serves either an American or Continental buffet breakfast. Book here or for more information visit www.hotelsanmarco.com or telephone 035 366 111.
In a very good location on the Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII near Porta Nuova is the Best Western Premier Hotel Cappello D’Oro. The décor is traditional but the hotel has modern comforts such as a bar, sauna and gym and its own restaurant, The Antico Ristorante del Moro serves meals, including Bergamo specialities, and a buffet breakfast. The rooms all have satellite television, minibar and free internet connection. Book here or for more information visit www.bwhotelcappellodoro-bg.it or telephone 035 228 9011.
Further along Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII in the direction of the railway station is the Mercure Bergamo Palazzo Dolci. Situated in an old palace on the corner of the Via Paleocapa, the hotel is furnished in a contemporary style, has a bar and offers room service. The rooms all have satellite television, mini bar and free internet connection.
Book here or for more information visit www.mercure.com or telephone 035 227 411.
Handily situated between the station and the beginning of Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII is the Albergo Piemontese. The hotel in Piazza Marconi is a short bus or taxi ride from the airport at Orio al Serio and a short walk from
the shops, bars and restaurants of the Città Bassa. There are frequent buses to the funicular which takes you up to the Città Alta or you can enjoy a bus ride round the walls of the Città Alta to the Colle Aperto stop.
The Piemontese has 55 rooms all with telephone and satellite television. A buffet breakfast is served from 7am to 10am in the large breakfast room on the lower ground floor. There is an internet point in reception and car parking for guests. Book here or visit www.hotelpiemontese.com for more information or telephone 035 21 26 29.
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.