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La Citta Alta, Bergamo

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Must see · World heritage site · Architectural Building · Historic Site
Explore the medieval history of Bergamo in La Citta Alta. Perched on a hill overlooking the rest of the city, this upper city is surrounded by 17th-century Venetian walls and is home to the majority of Bergamo's historic buildings and cultural heritage sites. Admire colorful frescoes and Romanesque architecture at the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. Visit the 14th-century castle that anchors the old city. You can walk from the lower city or take the funicular for views of the city and countryside. Using our international travel planner, Bergamo attractions like La Citta Alta can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We really enjoyed our short stay in Bergamo. Our hotel was in the more modern lower city, but a short lift by the funicula to the historic center is fabulous. There are a lot of shops and...  more »
  • whether you are a garden or citta alta or stroll enthusiast the altiplano is worth an extended visit and all offerings: shops, tratoriae, architecture are excellent  more »

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