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Bergamo: 3.5-Hour Traditional Food Tour

Bergamo: 3.5-Hour Traditional Food Tour

Discover the gastronomic culture of Bergamo on this delicious 3-hour food tour. Discover delicacies from both parts of the town — Bergamo Alta and Bergamo Bassa. Accompanied by a local foodie guide, indulge in the rich flavors and delicate scents incorporated in your secret menu. Dine within the walls of the Città Alta. Your food journey will take you from the origins of Lombardy's culinary traditions to the contemporary Bergamo food scene of today. The tastings on offer depend on the availability, season, and the chef's choices. Some of the possible tastings on this tour include a traditional aperitivo accompanied by a glass of locally sourced Valcalepio red wine; Casoncelli Pasta filled with different stuffings; Foaide, a traditional Sunday pasta dish in the Bergamo area; Polenta with lard and cheese; and grilled handmade bread with taleggio cheese. You can also try typical stracciatella gelato and enjoy an Italian espresso coffee – the only way to end a meal in Italy.

Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Upper Town Tour

Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Upper Town Tour

You'll meet your guide directly outside the funicular station, from where you will be ready to start your 2.5-hour private tour. Stroll throughout the ancient and small streets and admire the most important and symbolic places of the Upper Town, such as the Rocca and Piazza Vecchia, including its cathedral. You'll find out not only the most important places, but also unknown locations full of intrigue and secrets. History and culture play a very important role in everyday life in Bergamo. Particularly in the Upper Town, you can find ancient beautiful gems which provide character to the most authentic parts of city. Included in these sites are the Venetian walls, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Throughout your experience, your guide will be happy to cater to any requests you may have regarding your exploration of the city.

Bergamo: Città Alta Highlights Self-guided Walk

Bergamo: Città Alta Highlights Self-guided Walk

The beautiful Città Alta (Upper Town) is picturesquely situated on a hill surrounded by an old city wall and offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding area. In good weather, all the way to Milan! A great place to take photos. The tour starts at the legendary Funicolare Ferretti funicular. The Città Alta can be reached either comfortably by train or on foot. The tour continues through the old market square, to the cathedral and to Piazza Vecchia, the central square surrounded by elegant buildings, including the 12th century Palazzo della Ragione. The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, famous for its breathtaking frescoes and mosaics, is also on your route. After some more surprising discoveries in the small streets of the old town, you can refresh yourself in one of the most famous cafés in Italy with a very special speciality invented here in Bergamo and then finish the tour with a great view of the valley. Of course, there is also a lot to discover in the Città Bassa (lower town). At the end of the tour, you'll find lots of tips. The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Bergamo by a good friend. Many anecdotes will enrich your walk through the city. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Bergamo! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Bergamo and Brescia: Italian capital of culture

Bergamo and Brescia: Italian capital of culture

Let's start from Milan to discover Brescia, the second largest city in the region. It is located at the foot of the Alps, a few kilometers from Lake Garda and Iseo. An ancient city whose origins date back over 3,200 years ago, Brescia has a conspicuous artistic and architectural heritage: its monuments from the Roman and Longobard periods have been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. Active in the manufacturing, engineering, textile, chemical and food industries, it is one of the main economic-productive centers of Italy and is known for the famous Mille Miglia vintage car race and for the production of Franciacorta. In the early afternoon, we will discover Bergamo, an ancient city where Celts, Longobards and Romans have ruled the hill over the centuries, but the most significant period is the domination of the Venetian Republic which lasted 4 centuries. At the time Venice and Bergamo were strongly linked both from a historical and cultural point of view. The guided tour will start in Piazza Vecchia, the heart of the ancient city and continue among historical and religious monuments including the Palazzo del Comune, the Palazzo della Ragione, the Cathedral, Santa Maria Maggiore, the Colleoni Chapel and the Baptistery.

Bergamo: Private Walking Tour

Bergamo: Private Walking Tour

Journey through the charming old town streets of Bergamo and discover stunning panoramic views and architectural landmarks on a guided tour. Start at Piazza Vecchia to overlook some of the most beautiful and important buildings of the city including the Palazzo del Podestà, Palazzo della Ragione, the Civic Library, and the Cathedral. Reach Piazza Duomo through the elegant porch of the Palazzo della Ragione. Here, admire the most important buildings: the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the elegant Colleoni Chapel, and the church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Be dazzled by the golden interior of the Duomo and the church of Santa Maria and see the wonderful mosaics and frescoes that embellish these monuments. Continue with a visit to the seventeenth-century exterior of Palazzo Terzi, a masterful example of Italian Baroque. Afterward, you can relax admiring the city from the top of the ancient Venetian Walls, a bulwark of a time when Bergamo was in the hands of the leaders of the Serenissima. End the tour under the neoclassical Porta San Giacomo, from where you can soak up panoramic views of the city perched above you.

Bergamo : Highlights Private Walking Tour

Bergamo : Highlights Private Walking Tour

Step into the ancient atmosphere of Bergamo's Upper Town with a private walking tour led by a knowledgeable local guide. Begin your exploration at Piazza Padre Reginaldo Giuliani. As you wander through narrow streets steeped in history, your guide will regale you with tales of Bergamo's past and present, pointing out architectural marvels like the Rocca and Piazza Vecchia. Explore the adjacent Cappella Colleoni, adorned with exquisite Renaissance art. Take in panoramic views from the Cittadella Viscontea, a medieval fortress offering insights into Bergamo's defensive heritage. Stroll along Sentierone, Bergamo's elegant promenade, and delve into art history at the Accademia Carrara. Complete your journey by exploring the Venetian Walls, a UNESCO World Heritage site showcasing Bergamo's ancient fortifications.

Bergamo Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

Bergamo Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

Get to know Bérgamo at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure, you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the Mura Veneziane, Piazza Vecchia, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and many more exciting sights in the neighbourhood. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the Porta di Sant’Agostino and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at Porta San Giacomo. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Bergamo: Create your painting en plein air!

Bergamo: Create your painting en plein air!

The appointment is in Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe (Funicular stop) in the Upper Town of Bergamo. From there we can move towards the marvelous Rocca park for a magnificent view of the upper city, or towards Porta San Giacomo or towards Piazza Vecchia. We can paint whatever we want, not just realistic. I will guide you step by step in the realization of your painting, from the initial sketch to the final details. In about two hours I will provide you with the rules for creating a good composition - from the rule of thirds to the balance of empty and full spaces - and I will explain to you step by step how to mix and apply colors and how to bring what you see onto the canvas. We will paint on small wooden panels with acrylic paints that dry quickly: at the end of the experience, you can take your work home as a souvenir!

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