Palazzo del Podestà

Palazzo del Podestà, Bergamo: Hours, Address, Palazzo del Podestà Reviews: 4/5

Palazzo del Podestà
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Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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All’ombra del Campanone, il Palazzo del Podestà vi racconta una storia che ha origini lontane: al piano terra, immergetevi nella Bergamo romana degli scavi archeologici, per poi salire al primo piano ed ammirare i meravigliosi affreschi del cavedio rinascimentale. Qui si apre il Museo del Cinquecento, un percorso multimediale e interattivo fatto di immagini, suoni e suggestioni. Vi invitiamo a compiere un viaggio indietro nel tempo, tra prestigiosi palazzi e antichi conventi, per scoprire le storie di nobili famiglie in lotta per il potere, ambiziosi mercanti in cerca di fortuna, grandi condottieri al servizio della Repubblica di Venezia. Immersi nella vita del Cinquecento, assisterete alla costruzione delle Mura, segno indelebile della dominazione veneziana, divenute oggi patrimonio Unesco.
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Malgorzata
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Palazzo del Podesta is located in beautiful Piazza Vecchia. It houses an interactive museum of the Venetian era which, without keeping any exceptional finds is certainly useful to anyone unfamiliar with the history of the Venetian Republic and Bergamo . Amazing whole museum that tells many stories. Many of the rooms are empty , except for a lovely little inner courtyard with columns on two levels. The Palacio frescoes looks really beautiful. Perfect for combining a visit with a climb to Campanone from which you can admire great views. A charming place.
Written September 25, 2020
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RegionalRoadie
Cincinnati, OH219 contributions
Solo
I popped into the museum for a visit after I was done ascending the Campanone tower. The Palazzo del Podesta and the Campanone share a common entrance and ticket office. I also figured I had nothing but time to lose because I had a Bergamo card so entrance was included.

The very helpful young docent in the main entrance explained in english (grazie) the two sections of the museum. He asked if I had the museum app and if so I could scan the codes from station to station. I did not have the app and now that I review the museum website, even in italian only, it's not clear to me where the link to the app is. he also offered me a tablet to use for further information. Because I planned a short jaunt, I declined.

The premise is that the displays are interactive and multimedia. There are some placards in english but the multimedia displays are in italian only. Nonetheless between the english placards and having a crude ability to read italian via a vis spanish lessons, I could get the idea of the exhibits. Bonus, the air conditioning was nice and strong too if you're looking to take a bit of shelter.

Overall, the museum appeared to be showing the history of Bergamo and the old city as we know it. There was an emphasis on the city's roots and connections to Venice.

If you have some time and you're interested in a bit of multimedia information, give the museum a quick look.
Written August 14, 2014
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Keera2
Australia32 contributions
Couples
We loved learning about Venetian Bergamo. The interactive element brought the history to life. We had a excellent museum guide who talked us through the technology.
Written September 23, 2015
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vessi80
North Lanarkshire, UK967 contributions
Solo
This imposing building right on the Piazza Vecchia was fairly quiet early morning .
Lovely interior as expected.
Ancient manuscripts and maps outline the history of the city.
Upstairs there are frescoed walls and more history made interactive fun.
Entrance to the Bell Tower was 5 euros or included with the Lombardy Museum Pass.
The Bell Tower is accessed from the ground floor of the museum.
Written May 23, 2019
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IlyaNJ
Marlboro, NJ835 contributions
Couples
The interactive museum focused on the 16th century Venetian impact on Bergamo is quite interesting and worth a visit. English text on the stands but exhibits themselves are all in Italian, which may diminish the enjoyment for non-speakers.
Written December 7, 2018
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
Couples
This is a massive structure built by the venetian and today serves as a museum. It is very good to visit and see how was the life in the old times. We loved it.
Written November 25, 2018
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Tonytourist
Montesson, France673 contributions
Couples
We went it because it was free. It's very interactive and some panels are in English but most is in Italian. You can some old roman foundations. I think the idea is to see the influence of Venice on the world, how the venetians changed Bergamo and to see a couple of shops of the era.
Written October 10, 2016
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solotwa
Halifax, UK34 contributions
Couples
Beautiful! awsome! inspirational feeling! Makes you feel humble to be able to visit and take in the structure of this wonderful palce
Written July 16, 2016
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,723 contributions
Couples
the Palazzo del Podesta is located on the upper city's main square, the Piazza Vecchia. Just step in and stroll around. Don't miss the library rooms in the second floor, and the two huge old globes. a discovery free of charge.
Written May 30, 2016
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sjpo
Darmstadt, Germany193 contributions
Business
The museum is small but nicely done and the staff is so friendly that it is worth a visit. Very close to the cathedral, Piazza Vecchia, etc
Written July 7, 2013
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Palazzo del Podestà is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM