Wednesday, November 27, 2013

#505 - day trip to Bergamo

After completing the walking tour of Milan on the Tuesday, on the Wednesday (Nov 15) we took a local train to Bergamo, about 50 km (30 mi) NE of Milan. As our Italy Walking Tours book by Earl Steinbicker says, Bergamo "is another one of those marvelously preserved medieval hill towns" and "makes an easy and satisfying day trip from Milan". He's right. There is a modern lower town and an ancient walled Upper Town, where most of these pics were taken. It's accessed by funicular, which Xavi loved. in fact there's a 2nd funicular to ascend to the S. Agostino neighborhood, for a panoramic view of the Old City. Some unmissable features of Bergamo include: the Rocca Fortress and war memorial, Piazza Vecchia nd the Palazzo della Ragione, the Colleoni Chapel and the Accedemia Carrara

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