Sunday, April 26, 2009

Bergamo

We spent a day in the upper city of Bergamo, Italy awaiting for our return flights late in the evening. Although the original plan was to only visit Milan but decided to spend time here after a few recommendations.

Although the weather was against us, we still braved the slight showers by trying to spend time in places with shelter. Mostly being their free museums which was surprisingly open on a Sunday in this part of the world.

Well, Bergamo can be mainly separated to the upper city and the lower city. The upper city on a walled hill is where we strolled around on narrow cobble stone roads and is ideally small to reach all the main attractions.



The Gates To The Public Garden



Narrow Streets Of Citi Alta (Upper City)



Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

The Basilica is the towns grandest religious building in the city.



The Duomo

The cathedral is dedicated to St Alexander, the patron saint of Bergamo.



Walls Of The Upper City

The hilltop city is surrounded by the venetian walls as a form of defence although never used in battle.

As a summary, Bergamo is a must see and can be reached by train or a day coach trip from Milan.

Cheers

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