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  • Day54

    Bergamo 1

    July 21, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Rest day today. Caught up on the housework, visited Tourist Info and explored our local area, just at the edge of the Puoto Nuovo, the UNESCO world heritage area.
    Note to self - fried herbs & prusciutto go really well with pasta.
    Headed up to the old town. We walked along the amazing Venetian city walls - hugely thick complex of defences. Looks like it will stand forever. We climbed up through Castle Vigilio, past the 11th century Bishops chapel and in through the duomo. Not a space had been left unembellished.
    Lunch in Piazza Vecchia was followed by a wander through the lovely old streets, full of enticing food and clothing shops.
    Another funicular - the San Vigilio- took us upwards again to the Bergamo hills. Beautiful views with lovely villas perched on the hillside overlooking Bergamo.
    Nice spot for a wine and some cheese and olives!
    Pat rode. Bit hot for me - I just pottered.
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