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.


Bergamo celebrates Italian unification

Shops celebrated with special window displays
Bergamo is still decked with flags after celebrating the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification earlier this month.
The city, which is proud to have contributed soldiers to Garibaldi’s army, held a day of celebrations on 16 March culminating in a fireworks display from Porta San Giacomo.
The gateway, which can be seen from the Città Bassa (lower town), has been lit up with the colours of the Italian flag each night since then.
Porta San Giacomo
 has been lit up by night
Shop windows are still displaying posters depicting Garibaldi and there are more events planned throughout the rest of the year to commemorate the anniversary of when Italy became a country and Victor Emanuele was crowned the first King.
For more information about future events planned for Bergamo and the surrounding area to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification visit www.commune.bergamo.it

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