Bergamo is a hidden gem. I know everyone say this about their town but mine really is. It’s constantly overshadowed by nearby Milan and unjustly so because Bergamo is about a million times better (please note that I have been slightly brainwashed by my husband who is “bergamasco”, born and raised!). Bergamo is located about 40 minutes from Milan by car or train and is perfectly situated with a view of the mountains on a clear day. It’s ideal because it’s a smaller city, completely walk-able but with medieval flair that brings a touch Tuscany hill-top villages to mind.
In contrast to the Upper City, Città Bassa is the modern part of the city where you can find a smorgasbord of restaurants and shops just like in any other city in Italy and Europe, for that matter. The nightlife is in the lower section, the romantic panoramas in the upper. Is there more perfection than this?
Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever visited my city or if I’ve convinced you to after this post!
*Photographs of Bergamo featured in this post are from Daniele Boffelli because I'm a terrible photographer and I needed to do the city justice.
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