|Shops celebrated with special window displays|
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.
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.
|Porta San Giacomo|
has been lit up by night
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