Although there are plenty of beautiful churches filled with art treasures in Bergamo, you should make sure you find the time to visit the Duomo (cathedral).
The Piazza Duomo (pictured) in Bergamo’s città alta (upper town) was the political, religious and commercial centre of the town in medieval times.
A cathedral has occupied the site of the present day Duomo since about the sixth century.
The present building was designed in the 15th century and then remodelled 200 years later. Work on the Duomo continued until the current façade was added in 1886.
It is easy to be distracted by the more ornate Santa Maria Maggiore and the Colleoni Chapel, which both have their share of art treasures.