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Funicolare San Vigilio

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Address: Via Colle Aperto, Bergamo, Italy
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Funicular with a view

Old, restored funicular goes up to San Vigilio hill for a view of Citta Alta. For good views it's better to go in the evening, but I assume it can get crowded in high season... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2014
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Warsaw, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Old, restored funicular goes up to San Vigilio hill for a view of Citta Alta. For good views it's better to go in the evening, but I assume it can get crowded in high season. Mainly a tourist attraction but I'm glad it was restored and put into operation. You can take a walk to the castle on the hill... More 

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Zürich
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I seldom experienced such an inflexible operation which is geared towards tourists but accepts only coins. Wake up to the age of NFC payments, credit cards ...

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Hot and stifling for the one minute trip if the car is full of people. But for many it's preferable to the big walk up the hill!

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Easy way to get to the top of old city take many photos and enjoy in the restaurant and cafe on top a glass of wine and pasta and look over the city of bergamo in a scenery of tranquility

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The tickets cost 1.5eur and unless you can buy in one of the nearby reastaurants, you will need coins to buy tickets from the vending machines. The ride is very nice with great view and saves you from a steep hike to high Bergamo.

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Bergamo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Is very classy but little, if you are more than 20 people you have to wait 15 min for the next. In only 1 minute you are in San Vigilio, where you can admire the beautifull view of the city.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

You can walk up to Citte' Alta but why not take the easy route, it's a tourist attraction in itself! It takes about 5 mins, costs very little and a lovely memory of our visit, great views but difficult to photograph due to windows and people - it holds 50 people in 2 carriages so pretty busy.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The funicolare is part of the public transportation in Bergamo, so one way cost 1,25 euros and it makes much easier and faster to go to Citta Alta. Besides the commodity it is also very interesting to go up by the funicolare.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is the higher of the two funiculars in Citta Alta. It is a single car, and takes you to the top where there are some nice restaurants, a castle and museum, and great views. It does stop over lunchtime so check the timetable. Saying that, if you able to take on the steep walk up the hill do so,... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Definitely a thing to try of you are exploring Bergamo. The ride is awesome, with some beautiful views to the city. When you get on top, definitely go for the citadel on the hill. View to the mountains is stunning on good weather.

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