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“You have not seen Bergamo until you have seen La Citta Alta.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Citta' Alta

La Citta' Alta
Bergamo, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 83 Attractions in Bergamo
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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“You have not seen Bergamo until you have seen La Citta Alta.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

While you're busy exploring downtown Bergamo, it's easy to overlook La Citta Alta in a distance. Don't. Walk over to the funicular with your all-day bus pass and take a ride up. It may be the most beautiful part of the city.

Take a tour, if you can. Our innkeepers at Bombyx mentioned that this area was rich in history, built in the 17th century with buried Roman-esque ruins. Take your camera. The view is breathtaking.

The area is very peaceful, since it's more of a residential area to those who can afford to live there, so please respect the personal properties that are up there.

When you descend back to the base, treat yourself to gelato from the shop at the base of the hill.

Visited May 2012
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“Citta Alta Bergamo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We found it to be a very good place to visit, with many attractions and very good restaurants and shops. It is very walkable, and found that one could spend a few days visiting. It is compact also.

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“Travel in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

It's like you've moved 400 years backwards. All buildings in the upper Bergamo are filled with history, and you can feel it! I recommend you to stroll around the old town's streets and admire the shop widows. It's nowhere like I've seen before. MUST SEE!

Visited April 2012
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“Pretty with stunning views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Lovely cobbled streets to meander along, great bars and restaurants....lots of bells to wake you up in the morning!! just park the car and leave it, dont try and work out the one way system or get a parking pace easily. But it is still a lovely place to visit.

Visited November 2012
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Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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“A gorgeous old city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Italy has so many amazing places to see, yet Bergamo captured our hearts. The old buildings and church are beautiful and there is a peacefulness to this city while being vibrant at the same time. There are some great shops and very reasonably priced, yet fashionable clothing stores.

Visited October 2012
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