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La Citta' Alta

Bergamo, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 74 attractions in Bergamo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

As you wall around the winding streets of this old, amazing city, take it all in! The shop owners standing in their doorways welcoming tourists, the architecture everywhere that is a portal into the past, and the dogs being walked all around you. There is gelato on every corner, park benches and resting places abound, and you can easily spend... More

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State College
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Bergamo is a gem, for history buffs, art historians, and for couples looking for a nice evening out. Visit one of the plazas and have a late dinner, watching the locals parade with their dogs. Of course,the food is excellent. Life does not get any better.

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Plovdiv
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13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I love going to new places, I love "never to come back".But Bergamo's Piazza Vecchia just got into me.Went there for the third time this July.Like real love- it cannot be explained:)

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was an unintended visit - we were visiting a friend who lives here and knew where to take us - it's a superb place to visit - go to lunch in one of the restaurants and request a window seat so you can take in the magnificent views from a geographical point where the mountains end and the plain... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A gorgeous old town to walk around and the views from it to the different landscapes of Italy are breathtaking - you can see the beginning Alps on one side and vast plains on the other.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed in La Citta' Alta in 15th C house very close to the main shopping streets and local restaurants. The buildings were spectacular - we were bowled over by the splendour. Although lots of cobbled streets it was not too difficult get around the main attractions. We arrived on the 12th July - to be told this was a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

From Middle age to Renaissance and beyond, The Cittá Alta is a well preserved spot that allows its visitors to travel back in time and imagine what life could have been few centuries ago.

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San Antonio, Texas
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Bergamo is divided into the Citta Alta, the original town on the top of a hill, surrounded by a wall, and the lower, modern part. The main attraction is the Citta Alta. - Buy a 3 day bus pass for 7 euros. It also works on the two funiculars. - Take the number 1 bus - airport, train station, Porta... More

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Torino, Italia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

That's the Historical part of the City of Bergamo. There are narrow roads, beautiful views and panoramas.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The citta alta is worth a visit but, after the pictures we saw of it and what we'd read about it, we found it a bit disappointing. Nice to wander around but it's not particularly beautiful and there's nothing of great interest to see.

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