Not to be missed in Bergamo’s Citta Bassa…
|The elegant tree-lined Via Sentierone|
Piazza Vittoria Veneto is dominated by the Torre dei Caduti, a tower built as a war memorial in the 1920s and positioned so that it did not spoil the view of the skyline of the Città Alta (upper town).
As you walk along the Sentierone in the direction of Via Torquato Tasso you will see shops and bars behind elegant colonnades on your left and the Teatro Donizetti and a little garden with a memorial to the composer on your right.
The Sentierone was built in the 16th century and used as a site for a fair which was attended by merchants and travellers from all over Italy and Europe. It was also traditionally the place where carriages were parked and horses allowed to take their rest.