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La Citta Alta

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The old city of Bergamo, dating back to Medieval times and located at the top of the hill, quickly held us in its spell, It is full of old world charm whereever you look. The lovely little alley ways were beautifully decorated for Christmas and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Glynn G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The old city is beautiful and worth at least a day of wandering around. The Maria Basilica, restaurants, architecture, narrow streets, shops, etc. are just wonderful to explore.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank angmothai
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited pre Christmas for the first time usually go in January and it was very busy. The Citta Alta was buzzing with people but it was a vibrant atmosphere. The views from the castle are stunning in the sunshine and blue skies. There aren’t many...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Bluerobin59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you intend to visit Bergamo you should include in your itinerary (as a must) La Citta Alta, the medieval town of Bergamo. You can reach Citta Alta by foot or by funicular (around 2eur) if you are in a hurry or just lazy to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 97florinb
Reviewed 1 week ago

The upper town of Bergamo is picturesque, walkable, and has a good number of attraction to offer to any visitor.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank IlyaBurlak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have fallen in love with this city. So romantic and relaxing. People v friendly and welcoming. So much to do or not to do. Loads of coffee shops or restaurants to relax and chill away the day.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank CP188
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a bus ride or a trip on the funicular and you find yourself back in Bergamo's past . The Citta Alta was the original settlement , with a long history pre-dating the modern city below it . It's a walled city ; those walls...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ALISON H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

La citta alta is really THE main place to visit in bergamo. Pleasantly surprised by how lively it is. There are lots of restaurants and things to do and you can very easily spend an entire day there. You can go there by bus from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Keyz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can spend hours only wandering on the little streets and look the different houses from 14-16. century. Even if you don't visit at first the famous nonuments it is an extraordinary experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 545medva
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

La Citta Alta is a very nice historic “old” town with nice small streets to walk and a lot of small caffe, bistro, restaurants and shops!!! It’s nicer to go during the afternoon

Date of experience: November 2018
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I’m sorry I don’t know whether or not the shops are open on a Sunday. I would think many would be as the focus is very much on tourism. I’m sure you could find out by asking locally wherever you are staying. I hope you enjoy... More
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i havent seen one but it was raining so if there is i probebly missed it.
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Tom C
New York, New York, United States
Milan->Bergamo by train (2 Replies)
taking the train from Milan to Bergamo, I will arrive at the main train station in Bergamo. There is a bus #1 I can take to go up to La Citta Alta. Does the bus go all the way up? Or do i take the bus to the furnicular then take the furnicular up?
August 15, 2017|
Response fromperilizia|
Bus goes all the way up.