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Travel Blogs from Bergamo
... by Napoleon. Today the golden Madonna on the roof has to be the highest point in the city. To overcome the limitations this places on new buildings, anything higher has a replica of her on their roof.
The terraces are full of ornate statues and buttresses, all built purely with the intention that only god would ever really see them. Artisans donated their time through the centuries to contribute to the Duomo, there is even a Michelangelo amongst the ...
After a less than pleasant night, John had a late breakfast and we checked out. Apart from the food episode it was a great place to stay and we would recommend the Grand Imperiale Hotel as a good place to base yourself to see Lake Como (but don't eat at Cafe Bellini - a couple of doors down!) Anyway about 11am we were picked up by our next driver who took us in a Mercedes minibus to Milan Railway station. Boy was the station busy! We arrived with a good hour to spare and John had ...
We had a wonderful flight with Delta! Kelly and I had our own row and were served dinner, snacks, breakfast & even some cheap vino while spending the hours watching free movies on our personal TVs and snoozing with complimentary eye pillows and ear plugs. Our flight touched down at 7:45am, 6 hours past EST. The trip from Malpensa airport into Milan was not quite as smooth. We guessed our way onto the Malpensa Express and green line metro - somehow we ended up in the area we ...
... which has been the first rain of our trip You wonder what these people do for a living with a railway line between two mountains and more mountains and very rugged at that the only thing I can think of must be working in the local quarry ??? It's about 2.15 in the arvo we are coming out of the mountains sun is shining but still plenty of cloud cover about,not long to go only 2hrs walk in the park We are now in what looks to be very good farming area with crops of wheat ready ...
... Citadel) which has wonderful views over the old city and the surrounding area. The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore was built from 1137 onwards, and is surrounded by the Colleoni Chapel (1430) and the Baptistry (1340). The Rocca dates back to 1331. The walls of the Rocca are 6,200 metres long.
One of the big advantages of visiting Bergamo is that there is so much to see which is all compressed into a relatively small area. A really good place to visit.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking