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.


Don’t overlook the Duomo

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.
But it is worth having a look inside the Duomo as well, where behind the altar you will see an important work by Gian Battista Tiepolo, the Martyrdom of Saint John.

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