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.


Lakeside charms of Lovere

The largest town on the western shore of Lago d’Iseo (Lake Iseo), Lovere is an easy journey from Bergamo by car or by pullman (coach) from the bus station.
From this beautiful town, there are wonderful views of the top of the lake with its dramatic backdrop of mountains.
Up the narrow, steep streets away from the lake there is a medieval town centre that is well worth exploring.
And there are some good restaurants and bars at the side of the lake where you can eat and drink while enjoying the scenery.
Art lovers will be interested in the classical Palazzo Tadini, which looks out over the lake from Via Tadini and houses one of the most important art galleries in Italy.
The church of Santa Maria in Valvendra has some sixteenth century frescoes and the church of San Giorgio, which is built into a medieval tower, contains an important work by Palma il Giovane.
You can take the boat from Lovere over to Pisogne on the eastern shore of the lake. Next to the imbarcadero in Piazza XIII Martiri, the Ufficio di Turismo will give you a map of Lovere and a boat timetable.
You can either return to Bergamo by bus from Lovere or go over to Pisogne on the boat and take the train back to Brescia, where you can change to a train bound for Bergamo.

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