It may not be the largest town in Italy but it is surely one of the most beautiful. Located at the base of the Alps, Bergamo is white in the winter, green in the summer and the landscape is dotted with the pastel-colored houses that make this city ever so charming. A treasure trove of artistic and architectural masterpieces, visit the Citta Alta, or Old City, and head to the Piazza Vecchia to revel in the mix of medieval and Renaissance architecture, or walk up to the ruined castle in San Vigilio for spectacular views of the city. Take the funicular to the Citta Bassa, or New Town, and visit the Accademia Carrara to see some of the most impressive collections of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque paintings. Whether you come in the winter and use Bergamo as a base while skiing, or in the summer and head to one of the wonderful Alpine lakes for a swim, don’t forget to spend some time enjoying the beauty of Bergamo and make sure to check out our top picks while you’re there.
Best Coffee at Del Tasso
Best Pizza at Da Mimmo
Best Pasta at Ristorante La BruschettaPhoto by Manfred & Barbara Aulbach