Torre del Gombito
Torre del Gombito
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Malgorzata
12,086 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Torre del Gombito is located at the intersection of Via Mario Lupo and Via Gombito. It was built in the 12th century and today it is 52 meters high compared to the original 64.It towers over the city and looks great. The tower has retained its original appearance, typical of medieval fortifications. It attracts the eye and crowds of tourists. You can visit the interior and watch the city from there.
Written September 20, 2020
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Road578917
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
If you happened to be in Milan, please leave at least one day for Bergamo. This city is UNESCO World Heritage for reason. It would take you about 45 min from Milano Centrale Railway Station and another few min by funicular to Citta’Alta-upper city, (but definitely go on foot on your way back to soak and absorb the beauty). I guarantee you will be sold forever. Please climb to Gombito Tower- you will be awarded by the most spectacular view over Bergamo. Bad news- steps are very narrow, so no flip flops. The good news- if I could do it, everyone can. Now, it will be your ‘Oh’ and ‘Ah’ moment.
Written January 7, 2020
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia14,006 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
Inside the Gombito Tower is the Tourist Information office, at the desk ask about the free guided tour up the 12th century tower to the panoramic terrace. There are several time slots a day but make sure that you make a reservation on the day as there are only 6 places per climb. We ascended the tower at a great pace, all 52 metres, and were fortunate to be able to stay on the top for roughly 15 minutes. On the day of our visit our guide, a lovely older gentleman, gave us a huge amount of history on the tower, Bergamo and the region, it was fantastic. Our guide kindly offered to take our photograph, a very welcome gesture. As it was a fine day, we were able to see Milan in the distance.

We love climbing towers, there is always something special about viewing a destination from above. If you only climb one tower in Bergamo, I highly recommend this free service.
Written July 23, 2013
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Kjellaug T
Sandnes, Norway335 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The actual tower is not so much to look at - maybe because they have the amazing cathedral and basilica - but the view from the top is well worth entering for
Written April 29, 2020
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robinn669
Farnham, UK420 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
Situated in the tourist office is this strange tower, very common in northern Italy, which were the status symbols of their age. This one built in the 12th C is largely an empty shell containing wooden stairs with great views and completely free. You will need to book and parties restricted to about 10 and led by a largely non speaking guide but well worth the effort (about 180 steps)
Written September 21, 2015
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ColleenCo
Pescara, Italy1,162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
Only 10 people are allowed to get in at a time, and as far as I know, tours take place only at 10 am in the morning - so you must book early to be able to climb it up.
While climbing up, you will be given time to rest and while doing so, the guide will explain the history of the tower.
What I enjoyed most were the stunning views once on the top.
Written April 26, 2015
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,987 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
It is 52 meters high and the only privately owned tower still standing. In 1877 it was donated to the town by the then owners and now houses and information center on the ground floor.
Written May 10, 2016
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geromam
Geraldton, Australia857 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
You don't get much for free these days, but book ahead and you can get fantastic views over Bergamo for just that-zilch! The bottom of the tower is currently uses as the tourist bureau, speakers very fluent in English which helps non-Italian speakers like me.
The tower is situated in the middle of old Bergamo (we got there by funicular). We only booked a couple of hours before and got in easily, but well worth the climb to the top. I was disappointed that the guide who took us up explained everything in Italian as we went up, with no translations. I did ask if she could explain to us what she was saying but she didn't. Oh, well, it didn't detract from the fact tht it was free and the views were brilliant. Plenty of opportunities for great pics. It was nice and sunny when we went there. Historical significance that you can read on a plaque at the bottom of the tower.
Written October 16, 2015
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doppios
Ireland63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
But it's a long way up if you are not fit! Friendly guide. You need to book in advance in tourist office as numbers are limited to 10 per visit. Plenty of time at the top to look at 360* panorama and take photos.
Written August 8, 2015
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KrisD_pl
Warsaw, Poland7,710 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
It's free but make a booking in advance at the information desk downstairs as there are certain hours of visits. You'll have a guide telling the history of the tower on the way up and some nice views from the open terrace at the top of the tower. Personally I liked the views from the Campanone tower bit more but it's good to try them both if you have time.
Written August 7, 2014
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