Walk the City’s Ancient Walls
There’s no denying it, Bergamo in the Lombardy region is one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. With superb architecture, fine gastronomy and a rich history, this atmospheric city of two halves offers an unapologetic masterclass in everything Italian. On arrival into Bergamo, take the funicular to Città Alta. This historic walled city atop a verdant hill dotted with cedar and cypress trees offers a glimpse into medieval Bergamo. Narrow cobbled streets are punctuated with pizzerias, trattorias and pasticcerias while bustling piazzas showcase cathedrals, museums and regale you with stories of old. Following a leisurely gourmet lunch and afternoon stroll around Orto Botanico di Bergamo make your descent along the city walls on foot for breath-taking vistas of Citta Bassa below.