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Where in the world: Europe  /  Italy  /  Lombardy  /  Province of Bergamo

Top 15 things to do in Province of Bergamo

1. Leolandia, Capriate San Gervasio

Visit Leolandia to see animal exhibits and shows and experience amusement park rides. Speed on a rollercoaster, make a splash on the log flume, or ride the carousel. Meet animals in the farm, aquarium, and reptile house. Shows are performed throughout the day. Check the schedule so you don't miss your favorite: pirates, fairies, cowboys, or parrots. Take a tiny tour of Italy--admiring miniatures of 160 major monuments--then head to the Leonardo Da Vinci museum to learn about one of Italy's most brilliant sons. You can rent strollers, but call in advance if you need to rent a wheelchair.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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2. La Citta Alta, Bergamo

Explore the medieval history of Bergamo in La Citta Alta. Perched on a hill overlooking the rest of the city, this upper city is surrounded by 17th-century Venetian walls and is home to the majority of Bergamo's historic buildings and cultural heritage sites. Admire colorful frescoes and Romanesque architecture at the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. Visit the 14th-century castle that anchors the old city. You can walk from the lower city or take the funicular for views of the city and countryside.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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3. Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo

Built in the 12th century as a tribute to the Madonna, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore makes up part of the impressive architectural complex of Piazza Duomo. Designed by master builder Mastro Fredi from Campione, it stands over the site of a small church from the eighth century. With a Romanesque exterior and an interior decorated and filled with art from the Baroque era, this attraction wears its history on its sleeve. It may surprise visitors to find such a top attraction in the small city of Bergamo. If you're on a day trip from Milan, consider an all-day transportation pass for Bergamo.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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4. Do Eat Better Experience - Bergamo Traditional food tour

Likely to sell out FROM $98
The Do Eat Better Experience food tour is a walking tour in at least 4 stops around the historical center of Bergamo Alta. The tourist is guided by a "Foodie", a local "buddy" able to explain every detail of the selected restaurants, their preparations, and the relevant history/curiosities. Do Eat Better Experience tours are a mix of high-quality gastronomy as a way of showing Italian culture and lifestyle and a walking experience together with a local friend. This is the reason why we accept small groups only: we want to focus on a genuine exchange and give to each tourist the highest attention possible. Please, note that the tour is always run in English and Italian; other languages upon request.
Suggested duration: 3h 30min
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5. Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle, Valbrembo

More than just another run-of-the-mill zoo, Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle extends over more than 100 hectares (250 acres), and promotes the study, monitoring, and humane preservation of wildlife in captivity. The animals sheltered here live in enclosures carefully designed to reconstruct their original habitats as closely as possible. At this park you can see over 1,000 animals belonging to over 120 different species, including mammals, birds, and reptiles. The site also boasts one of the largest aviaries in the country, covering an area of about 7,000 sq m (75,000 sq ft). As you explore this sprawling wildlife sanctuary, keep an eye out for endangered snow leopards, white lions, and especially white tigers, which are now completely extinct in the wild. The site includes a restaurant, picnic areas, a children’s park, and several souvenir shops. Save time by booking your tickets online.
Suggested duration: 4 hours
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6. Piazza Vecchia, Bergamo

Situated in the heart of Bergamo's upper city, Piazza Vecchia serves as a historic reminder of the town's grandeur. Admire the plaza's classical architecture, displayed in the Palace of Reason, Scamozziano Palace, and marble arcade arches. The square's fountain is adorned with lions that Venice gave to the city in 1780. Several restaurants and cafes serve espresso, traditional regional specialties, and classic Italian pizzas. You can hike to the town, or take the nearby funicular if you'd rather not make the steep trek.
Suggested duration: 30 minutes
Tours from $88 › Learn more about Piazza Vecchia

7. Mura Venete, Bergamo

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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8. Brescia and Bergamo, European capital of culture

FROM $88
Discover the Italian capital of culture: Brescia and Bergamo, two cities and one capital that integrates the two cities to multiply their value and experiences. Let's discover it together on a unique journey, among artistic and cultural treasures, unique flavors and international excellence.
Suggested duration: 9h
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9. Valle di Scalve, Vilminore di Scalve

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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10. Miniera di Schilpario, Schilpario

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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11. Via Mercatorum, Oneta

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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12. Bergamo private guided tour

FROM $165
Bergamo is really a beautiful town not far away from Milan: by funicular we will go up to the medieval town of Bergamo through a picturesque valley. We will walk to the ancient town center and see the following: 1)The cathedral of Bergamo for its from 13th to16th. century architecture, you will see important paintings of Lorenzo Lotto and other famous Italian 16th century paintings and some tapestries as an excellent example of "Barocco" style church. 2)Then we will step inside the chapel of Captain Colleoni, a 16th century amazing mausoleum and chapel wanted by captain Colleoni to celebrate his power. 3)We will proceed to the ancient city tower for a panoramic view around the valleys of Bergamo. 4)We will walk to the City castle, a 15th century fortress looking at the panorama around. 5)We will see inside another important church some frescoes from the 13th century. This is a private guided tour for your group only or only for you if you are a single tourist.
Suggested duration: 3h
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13. Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero, Bergamo

A living church in which worshippers still gather every day for mass, Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero is the central cathedral of Bergamo. It was rebuilt several times since the ninth century, with major renovations undertaken in 1689 and 1889. Designed in the shape of a Latin cross with a single nave, the cathedral's interior contains a number of paintings by high-Renaissance artists such as Giovanni Battista Moroni, Giovanni Cariani, and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Just beside the church is the octagonal baptistry, with bas-relief episodes of the life of Christ and a statue of John the Baptist.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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15. 4-Day Italian Lakes Tour from Milan

FROM $1,186
Enjoy 4 days and 3 nights Italian lakes departing from Milan. You'll have the chance to discover the most important lakes of the northern Italy: the small Lake Orta, the refined Lake Maggiore, the luxurious Lake Como, the amazing Lake Garda, the picturesque Lake Iseo. You will enjoy trips by boat on the main lakes and visits of beautiful towns such as Como, Bergamo and Verona. Accommodation on June, 12 will be at Hotel Villa Kirzica**** at Lake Iseo and not in Bergamo. Accommodation on September, 25 will be at Hotel Maxim**** in Verona due to the Marmomac fair.
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