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  • Day15

    Day 15. Volterra to Bergamo, Italy.

    August 19, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Goodbye to Volterra. We loved the township, the food, the people and our accommodation.
    A 5 hour drive to Bergamo cost 40 Euros in Road Tolls and we filled up with petrol for 84 Euros.
    We needed to be close to the airport for our flight tomorrow and to return our Fiat Panda car.
    Great accommodation and friendly host Emilio Salgari at IndispArte Suites.
    We walked 30 minutes into the old city and saw the main sights, had dinner and back to our room. Fabulous food choices and devine patisseries and pizzas.
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  • Day15

    Day 15a. Bergamo.

    August 19, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore is a major church in the upper town of Bergamo, Northern Italy.
    The church was founded in 1137 on the site of another church from the 8th century dedicated to St Mary, which had been in turn erected over a Roman temple of the Clemence. The high altar was consecrated in 1185 and in 1187 the presbytery and the transept wings were completed. Due to financial troubles, the works dragged for the whole 13th–14th centuries. The bell tower was built from 1436 (being completed around the end of the century), while in 1481–1491 a new sacristy added after the old one had been destroyed by Bartolomeo Colleoni to erect his personal mausoleum, the Colleoni Chapel.Read more

  • Day5


    October 28, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Heute Morgen haben wir unseren Platz in den Hügeln über dem Gardasee verlassen und sind nach Bergamo gefahren. Hier haben wir ca. zehn Kilometer außerhalb von Bergamo ein sehr schönes Airbnb Appartement für die nächsten zwei Nächte. Wir wollten uns Bergamo ansehen und haben für Morgen einen etwas verrückten Ausflug geplant.
    Wir haben das Auto, nach dem wir den Schlüssel für unsere neue Herberge übernommen hatten, stehen lassen und sind mit dem Bus nach Bergamo reingefahren.
    Bergamo teilt sich in die etwas modernere Unterstadt - Città Bassa, mit breiten und großzügigen Straßen und die oben auf dem Hügel liegende Oberstadt Città Alta.
    Um in die Oberstadt zu gelangen, gibt es verschiedene Möglichkeiten, natürlich zu Fuß, mit der Buslinie 1 oder aber mit dem Funicular, einer Stadtseilbahn. Wir haben uns für den Funicular entschieden.
    Oben erwartet uns dann eine Altstadt mit kleinen, engen Gassen, typisch italienischen Plätzen, Bars, Cafés, Restaurants, kleine Boutiquen.
    Ein zentraler Platz in der historischen Altstadt von Bergamo ist die Piazza Vecchia. Hier befinden sich schon fast alle Sehenswürdigkeiten.
    Die Kirche Santa Maria Maggiore mit ihrem sehr unscheinbaren Eingang, dafür aber einem um so prunkvollerem barocken Innenraum.
    Daneben die Capella Colleoni, in dieser befindet sich „lediglich“ das Grabmal des Bartolomeo Colleoni. Die Capella Colleoni trägt seinen Namen. Er hat sie in Auftrag gegeben.
    Gleich gegenüber findet man den Dom. Von außen wirkt er sehr schlicht, im inneren wieder ganz viel Prunk.
    Auch den Campanone findet man hier. Dieser hat eine Aussichtsplattform für einen Blick auf die Stadt von oben. Geöffnet Dienstag bis Sonntag 😏, heute ist Montag.
    Beeindruckend fand ich die Stadtmauer, diese führt komplett einmal um die Altstadt herum und bietet bei klarer Sicht einen tollen Ausblick von oben auf die Landschaft um Bergamo. Leider war es heute sehr dunstig, die Berge konnte man nur erahnen.
    Wir sind durch die Gassen der Altstadt gebummelt, habe dem Dom, der Kirche und der Capella einen Besuch abgestattet und haben uns bei Cocktail und kleinem Snack ein wenig der Dolce Vitta hingegeben. Trotzdem konnte die Stadt mich irgendwie nicht begeistern 🤔.
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  • Day1


    August 23, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    The Land of Vegetarians 😁 my first vegan burger. I have never seen so may vegan meals in one single restaurant. Germany is so oldschool.

    (Time is running back, i hope we wont end in 1933 😢🙈😇)

  • Day203

    Day 204: Bergamo via Crespi d'Adda

    September 6, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Time to move on from Milan, and start our trip across northern Italy! First up was a walk to Milan central station, about 10 minutes or so, to pick up our next rental car. I was a bit concerned about it since this company doesn't have great reviews (it's not a major company), but aside from a long wait (90 minutes between arriving at the station and driving away) it was OK. New car is a Toyota Yaris hybrid - very strange to turn the engine on and have nothing happen, but you get used to it!

    Drove north-east out of Milan, very carefully since Italian drivers are pretty crazy, heading for our first stop at Crespi d'Adda. This is a planned worker's community around a textile mill, similar to other UNESCO-listed factory towns we'd seen in England and elsewhere. It had a distinctly Italian flavour though, with larger separated houses rather than terraces, designed to include three generations of family. It also included a large church, priest house, doctor's house, a laundry area (really just concrete washbasins and running water) and even an indoor swimming pool!

    Most of these facilities were long gone though, and the whole area was super quiet. Even the guy at the tourist info desk looked surprised when I walked in, though he didn't bother engaging any further beyond "buongiorno". Interesting little stop, though it feels like the least-visited WHS we've been to!

    Back to the car where we continued heading north-east to the city of Bergamo. This is a very recent inclusion on the world heritage list, only getting added in July 2017. It's part of a 7-entry listing about the Defences of the Venetian Republic - this was their territory during the Renaissance, and Bergamo had a large old city perched on a hill surrounded by heavy fortifications.

    We parked up and had a good wander around, since there was quite a lot to see. Very long walls and high over the more modern city below. Interesting stuff in the old city too like a cathedral and crypts of the Renaissance-era ruling family. And there was some sort of festival happening in town too, though it wasn't starting until tomorrow and they were finishing the setup. Had an ice-cream and enjoyed the sunshine, particularly since there were very few tourists around - mainly just us and the locals. Nice.

    Back to the car where we drove to our apartment about 10 minutes out of town. It's in a normal apartment building, and it's just a regular 3-bedroom apartment with each of the rooms rented separately. It means we're sharing a bathroom but that's not a big deal, particularly for just one night. The other couple didn't come home until quite late anyway, and we didn't notice anyone in the third room.

    Had pizza by the slice from a pizzeria on the ground floor of the building, enormous slices and very tasty. I know pizza is a southern Italian dish, but it's just ubiquitous across the country these days and almost always good quality. Hard to resist.
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  • Day53

    Gavirate to Bergamo via Como

    July 20, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    After an early morning swim in Lago di Varese, at Gavirate, we headed into Como for a quick look. Nice city and the lakefront was very like Lago Maggiore. After a forgettable lunch opposite the cathedral, the heat was building, so we decided it was time to push on to Bergamo.
    On the way, our Italian sim kicked in and we had Internet again, which was very fortunate because we were able to identify a Bunnings-like hardware store on the outskirts of Bergamo, where Eric was able to buy a much needed gas fitting for the comping car.
    With his usual professionalism, Eric drove us all the way in to our hostel in the centre of Bergamo and sad farewells were said. Thanks for your wonderful hospitality guys and good luck. Travel safely to Sweden and Australia.
    After a bit of a clean up, we headed around the block for a very pleasant meal of pasta, scallopini al limone and the chefs dessert selection (cafe gourmand, in french).
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  • Day5


    July 28, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Bergamo je krásné poklidné historické město, které se skládá ze dvou původně oddělených měst - z horního města a dolního města. Horní město je dostupné lanovkou a nabízí úchvatné výhledy. K večeři jsme v místní vyhlášené trattorii Caprese vyzkoušeli klasickou a bezlepkovou pizzu. Ta bezlepková připomínala spíše koláč. 😱 Na závěr jsme jako pozornost podniku dostali 3 digestivy - citronový (limoncello), melounový a pistáciový. 👍Read more

  • Day1


    August 23, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Okay, i got the signs. I will start planning my next trip home ... sweet Hondo 😍 but now Italy 😉😎

    Deal Karma!? 🤗

You might also know this place by the following names:

Bergamo, بيرغامو, Бергамо, Bèrgam, Bérgamo, Bergame, बेर्गमो, ベルガモ, Bergomum, Bèrghem, Bergam, Bérghem, 贝尔加莫