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Bergamo: 3.5-Hour Traditional Food Tour

1. Bergamo: 3.5-Hour Traditional Food Tour

Discover the gastronomic culture of Bergamo on this delicious 3-hour food tour. Discover delicacies from both parts of the town — Bergamo Alta and Bergamo Bassa. Accompanied by a local foodie guide, indulge in the rich flavors and delicate scents incorporated in your secret menu. Dine within the walls of the Città Alta. Your food journey will take you from the origins of Lombardy's culinary traditions to the contemporary Bergamo food scene of today. The tastings on offer depend on the availability, season, and the chef's choices. Some of the possible tastings on this tour include Bergamasco, a traditional aperitivo composed of toasted bread slides with local garnish accompanied by a glass of locally sourced Valcalepio red wine; Casoncelli Pasta filled with different stuffings; Foaide, a traditional Sunday pasta dish in the Bergamo area; Polenta with lard and cheese; and grilled handmade bread with taleggio cheese. You can also try typical stracciatella gelato and enjoy an Italian espresso coffee – the only way to end a meal in Italy.

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Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Upper Town Tour

2. Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Upper Town Tour

You'll meet your guide directly outside the funicular station, from where you will be ready to start your 2.5-hour private tour. Stroll throughout the ancient and small streets and admire the most important and symbolic places of the Upper Town, such as the Rocca and Piazza Vecchia, including its cathedral. You'll find out not only the most important places, but also unknown locations full of intrigue and secrets. History and culture play a very important role in everyday life in Bergamo. Particularly in the Upper Town, you can find ancient beautiful gems which provide character to the most authentic parts of city. Included in these sites are the Venetian walls, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Throughout your experience, your guide will be happy to cater to any requests you may have regarding your exploration of the city.

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Bergamo Upper Town Day Trip from Milan

3. Bergamo Upper Town Day Trip from Milan

Meet your guide and your driver in Milan. Enjoy a comfortable 1-hour ride to Bergamo. Once in the town, you will get on the characteristic funicular railway and start discovering Bergamo Alta. Enjoy an incredible view over the lower part of Bergamo and its surroundings from the Venetian Works of Defence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Piazza Vecchia, where you will find the Palazzo della Ragione, the highest Tower of Bergamo or 'Campanone', and Palazzo Nuovo. Your guide will then lead you to Piazza Duomo to visit the amazing Bergamo Cathedral, the Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica, and the Colleoni Chapel. After a lunch break, your tour will continue around the picturesque alleys and squares that characterize Bergamo Alta. Pass by Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe, Piazza Mercato del Fieno, and the S. Francesco convent. Finally, you will get to admire a perfectly preserved ancient washhouse (Lavatoio). On your way back, ask the guide any questions that cross your mind or for tips about the rest of your stay. 

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Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Lower Town Walking Tour w/ Guide

4. Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Lower Town Walking Tour w/ Guide

Join this 2.5-hour guided tour of downtown Bergamo and discover the Lower Town, the modern center of Bergamo. Starting from the train station, you'll walk along the main alley that was laid out in the middle of the 19th-century and which marks - for the city - the transition into the modern age. Follow your local guide until you arrive to Porta Nuova - from here, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the superb skyline of the Upper Town. This is where the heart of the Lower Town begins. Let's cross the "Sentierone," that represents the favorite promenade of the Bergamask people, and walk towards the Torre dei Caduti. If you're passionate about history and the terrible World War II, have a look at this tower - it represents the splendid monument created by the sculptor Giacomo Manzù in honor of Italy’s partisans. Continue your tour and don't forget to take a look at the fascinating and mysterious ancient cloister of Santa Marta. Your walk will end through the attractive shops, boutiques and restaurants of the Lower Town, where you can't skip a taste of the famous “polenta e osei,” the typical Bergamask dessert. Just one tip: you might want to bring your camera along.

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Bergamo: Private Upper Town Walking Tour w/ a Guide

5. Bergamo: Private Upper Town Walking Tour w/ a Guide

Join this 2.5-hour guided tour of downtown Bergamo and discover the beautiful Upper Town, surrounded by Venetian walls built in the 16th-century. The tour will start from Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe - from there, you'll walk following your local guide through medieval streets that have maintained their ancient charm until you reach the Rocca Castle. In the past, the Rocca represented a defensive structure for the city, but today it's just a wonderful spot from which you can enjoy an unexpected view on the Lower Town and the neighboring valleys. The walk will continue towards Piazza Vecchia, the heart of the Upper Town, surrounded by ancient communal palaces and the imposing civic tower. Once you enter Piazza Duomo, you'll be fascinated by the majestic and unique Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, a real jewel of Romanesque art. There, you'll also see the cathedral, the Baptistery and the Colleoni Chapel, an outstanding Renaissance building. Walk along Via Corsarola, the main street of the Upper Town, and enjoy the lively atmosphere created by the old and modern shops, restaurants and coffee houses. To end the tour, your guide will take you to see the Cittadella, built by the Visconti family back in the 14th-century. Admire its timeless charm, while you notice the important museums all around you, until you arrive to the Colle Aperto. Just one tip: you might want to bring your camera along.

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Bergamo: Private Walking Tour

6. Bergamo: Private Walking Tour

Journey through the charming old town streets of Bergamo and discover stunning panoramic views and architectural landmarks on a guided tour. Start at Piazza Vecchia to overlook some of the most beautiful and important buildings of the city including the Palazzo del Podestà, Palazzo della Ragione, the Civic Library, and the Cathedral. Reach Piazza Duomo through the elegant porch of the Palazzo della Ragione. Here, admire the most important buildings: the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the elegant Colleoni Chapel, and the church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Be dazzled by the golden interior of the Duomo and the church of Santa Maria and see the wonderful mosaics and frescoes that embellish these monuments. Continue with a visit to the seventeenth-century exterior of Palazzo Terzi, a masterful example of Italian Baroque. Afterward, you can relax admiring the city from the top of the ancient Venetian Walls, a bulwark of a time when Bergamo was in the hands of the leaders of the Serenissima. End the tour under the neoclassical Porta San Giacomo, from where you can soak up panoramic views of the city perched above you.

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Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Tour of the Lower Town

7. Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Tour of the Lower Town

Start the tour at Piazzale Guglielmo Marconi. Stroll along the Sentierone until you reach the Porta Nuova area, where you can admire a fantastic view of the charming "Upper Town." Then, discover the most notable sites of the "Lower Town." See Donizetti Theatre, Torre dei Caduti, and the Accademia Carrara fine art gallery. Walk through the modern streets and discover high-end shops and restaurants. Learn about the business and commerce hub of the city, and receive recommendations for your stay in the city from your local guide.

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What people are saying about Bergamo

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Great discovery and great tour!

I have been many times in Milan, and this time I decided to try something new... I am so glad I chose this tour and to visit Bergamo Upper Town! The town is not far from Milan and it is really amazing and full of history, you wouldn't expect it! The group was small and our guide Silvia was incredible, so passionate about her job and the city. Transportation was comfortable and time just flew! I highly recommend to everyone!

Wonderful tour with loads of info!!

Sarah gave us a wonderful tour and was full of knowledge. Her English was easy to understand and you could tell she was very passionate about the town of bergamo. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a tour!!

Sarah was passionate, knowledgeable and interesting. As a lifelong resident of Bergamo she knows every nook and cranny and has all the back stories. It was terrific and she couldn’t be sweeter