Walking around Bergamo

It has been a while since I have explored a new place alone. I have always preferred the company of others, believing it is better to have someone to share an experience with; two (or three or more!) is better than one; share food etc! So it was a delightful surprise to have found myself walking alone around Bergamo for the first time…and enjoying it!

I was there last Thursday for a work interview. The interview finished early in the morning and I opted to stay and explore instead of catching the next train home. 

Bergamo is made up of two centres: città alta (upper city) and città bassà (lower city). I hiked up to the città alta as I was more interested in it as the historic centre.

The walk up was tranquil and refreshing. It was a sweltering hot day and the trees and greenery provided much better welcomed comfort.  


The città alta is surrounded by Venetian walls built in the 16th century. 


Inside the Bergamo Duomo – ornate ceilings and beautiful marble tiles




Arch leading to the main piazza and clock tower. The town is also dotted with eateries and quaint boutiques. 

We don’t have to go to far flung places in order to travel. Adventures can start anywhere 🙂


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