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Castello di San Vigilio

395 Reviews

Castello di San Vigilio

395 Reviews
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Malgorzata wrote a review Sep 2020
8,297 contributions551 helpful votes
When you find yourself on the San Vigilio hill, it is worth taking your steps to the park of the same name. You will find San Vigilio Castle there. Located 496 meters high on the hill in the past it played a strategic role in the case of enemy attacks. The first news of a fortification dates back to around the sixth century. The present building has been rebuilt many times in the past. In 1829 some parts of the castle were demolished. Currently, the castle is owned by the municipality of Bergamo, which opened the entire castle to visitors in 1962. The hill of San Vigilio and the castle are also a great view point.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Ziellona wrote a review Nov 2019
76 contributions10 helpful votes
Quite tricky entrance to the top. Being here twice (day by day) - firstly big mist without views on more then 5 meters, second day - views were quite good. On the top there is round table with description of surrounding tops. The castle is located in the park, therefore kindly note that there are opening hours. Castle entrance is free of charge. The park is also very nice and good kept.
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Date of experience: November 2019
William S wrote a review Jul 2019
Ligonier, Pennsylvania344 contributions84 helpful votes
The castle itself is pretty typical, but it's high on a hill, and if you take the steps to the top you'll be rewarded with wonderful 360 views. Excellent place to watch the sunset.
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Date of experience: July 2019
nadi O o wrote a review Mar 2019
Israel1,088 contributions334 helpful votes
The place, the garden, the remains are nice, but the vies are simply stunning . It pays to go there maninly for the panprama and it is minutes walk from the funicolor.
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Date of experience: March 2019
Elizabeth Quinn wrote a review Mar 2019
20 contributions9 helpful votes
This is the high point of the Rock and needs a bit of energy to get up there, as there is some climbing involved. If you want to see the surrounding countryside however, and get a feel for the history of the place, it is well worth the effort. The bus will leave you very close to the Castle if you choose to travel by road, which I definitely recommend at least once, the views of Bergamo unfurling as the bus climbs are stunning. There is a small garden there also but the views are really the Big Thing.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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