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Mura Venete

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Mura Venete

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Do Eat Better Experience - Bergamo Traditional food tour

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Get an inside look into Bergamo’s historic cuisine with this gastro-tour led by a foodie guide. Explore the old town of Bergamo Alta on foot, stopping to sample rustic specialties and rich traditional dishes in a number of restaurants along the way. Learn about the evolution of the local cuisine from the Lombards to today, and end your tour with a scoop of stracciatella gelato, created in Bergamo.
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jebuc wrote a review Sep 2020
Wombourne, United Kingdom299 contributions165 helpful votes
Had an enjoyable walk in the sun around the city walls . Fantastic structure and excellent views of the town.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Malgorzata wrote a review Sep 2020
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The defensive walls of Citta Alta, known as the Venetian walls, are impressive, they extend for 6 km. They surround the upper city of Bergamo. The walls themselves are very well preserved. A great wall with an impressive view of the city of Bergamo.The picturesque location encourages unhurried strolls along the alleys of old buildings. It is lovely to take a walk along these walls and admire the stretching out over Lombardie. Walking on it is a real pleasure thanks to the trees and well-managed paths. I recommend a visit to this gem of Italy. They are one of Bergamo's most iconic buildings and tourist attractions.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Suuz V wrote a review Aug 2020
Schoonhoven, The Netherlands211 contributions92 helpful votes
This is my favorite place in Bergamo. The panoramic view is absolutely beautiful. So nice to sit here, relax and just enjoy the view! You can’t miss this place!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Daji Screw wrote a review Jan 2020
Prague, Czech Republic207 contributions58 helpful votes
This place is one of the best in Bergamo city. It's the most instagramable and when You go to see the major sightseeing sights in this Italian city, You cannot miss this place. From here You can watch the Alps as well as the entire city from above. Which is nice. Also, there is a large park nearby, which is a plus.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Brun066 wrote a review Dec 2019
Florence, Italy9,629 contributions983 helpful votes
Aside of a business conference, I was able to take advantage of a guided tour of the Bergamo walls, on last September. In truth, the visit involved not all the walls, but a limited sector of them, the North-eastone, more or less from Porta S. Agostino to Porta S. Lorenzo. However our guide was very competent, so the visit was really interesting. Our guide has insisted in particular on the drastic restructuring that the walls' construction has had on the pre-existing - medieval -urban structure of Bergamo. In fact, Bergamo didn't lack walls before, both in the upper city and in the lower one: the latter, contrary to what one might think, was already in existence in the Middle Ages, developed with a specific productive function, and is surrounded by walls since the fourteenth century. Compared to these starting conditions, the walls built by the Republic of Venice since 1561 have two basic features: a) They "ignore" the lower city; which therefore remains with its medieval walls, until these are demolished at the beginning of the 20th century. b) They are instead dedicated to the upper city, where on the contrary they imply the razing of the medieval walls (in fact today almost non-existent) and their superimposition to the pre-existing urban fabric, which in many cases is truncated in its road network or even is subject to demolition, to make room for bulky new fortification works. This operation is a direct consequence of the function of the walls, which are not aimed at defending the city as much as the Western border of the Republic of Venice, and therefore to some extent disregard the urban fabric of Bergamo. The interruption of the existing road network is clearly visible in the upper city; but an expert eye is needed to decipher it, and even in this our guide was precious. Another fundamental cognitive acquisition that was provided to us was the awareness - always integrated by the field reading - that the walls are systematically articulated on three superimposed floors, each with specific functions: that of the bulwarks at the top, that of the chambers for the cannons in the middle floor and that of the "posterns" at the level of the surrounding countryside. Not only that: it has been shown to us that the intermediate level of cannon chambers has behind its back a tangle of other chambers, corridors, tunnels, aimed to making the defenders self-sufficient. In short, we have had the opportunity to fully understand the construction work of these walls.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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