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Cittadella di Bergamo

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Cittadella di Bergamo

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Bergamo Half-Day Tour from Milan

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Visit the town of Bergamo on a half-day tour from Milan. Located at the foot of the Alps, the ‘Città Alta’—the high city—is filled with historic buildings dating back to medieval times. Learn about the history of the city from your guide and view landmarks such as the St. Maria Maggiore cathedral and the city walls that stretch for more than 5 kilometers.
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Malgorzata wrote a review Sep 21
6,936 contributions330 helpful votes
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The citadel is a defensive structure, it was built by the Visconti family, who were responsible for the power of Bergamo in the years 1332-1428. It is a square-shaped space enclosed by buildings, and is located in the Bergamo Alta. The present Piazza della Cittadella dates back to 1379, it was a courtyard that housed the quarters for the military garrison. The location of the citadel was highly strategic - with the Rocca citadel at the opposite end of the city, it was the city's defensive complex. Piazza Cittadella what was once the court and the parade ground. The square has a cobblestone pavement, and is crossed by an old Roman road . The citadel consisting of several buildings has undergone many changes, becoming the property of the city in the 20th century.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Alessandro F wrote a review Dec 2019
Milan, Italy22,104 contributions154,792 helpful votes
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The Citadel is the main legacy left by Visconti rule in Bergamo, which lasted from 1333 to 1428, when the town fell to Venetian Republic. Begun by Rodolfo Visconti as barracks for the troops , the complex called Hospitium Magnum , has undergone several renovation . The Visconteo Portico with acute arches was restored in 1958.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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REDMAN wrote a review Sep 2019
Egaleo, Greece3,508 contributions25,599 helpful votes
A great walk with friends on this Medieval City with all these narrow streets, walls of stone and stylish people.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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nadi O o wrote a review Mar 2019
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The piazza is nice and the striking tower of the church above gives it more points. Aside there is an interesting mirror which is nice to take picture there.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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545medva wrote a review Nov 2018
Budapest, Hungary3,992 contributions793 helpful votes
When you come up to Upper Town by bus, and want to get into the old city, you must pass through the citadel. Today it hosts two museums and hasn't got anymore defensive tasks as in the past.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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