The city of Bergamo, located between the plain and the hills of the Bergamo Alps, is clearly divided into two parts: the Upper Town, with its historic centre, and the modern Lower Town.
The Baptistery, with its octagonal shape, was erected in 1340 by Giovanni da Campione; it was originally located in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.
Piazza del Duomo, where you can admire the Cathedral, the Baptistery, and the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.
The old town is built on a system of hills located at the feet of the Bergamo Alps, at the beginning of the plain.
Leaning against the Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, the Capella Colleoni, a gem of the Renaissance, was commissioned by Bartolomeo Colleoni to serve as a mausoleum for himself and his daughter.
Built in the 14th century, Piazza Vecchia is the city's symbol, with the Palazzo de la Ragione (Palace of Reason), a symbol of the Communal period, the 'Campanone', and the 'Domus Suardorum' all standing on it.
At the bottom of the hill on which the old town is located, separated by strongholds that were built under Venetian rule, unfolds the modern-looking urban centre. The marked division between the ?upper city' and the ?lower city' has always characterised the city's structure. The ?upper city' is the most interesting from an artistic point of view. As you walk along the cobbled lanes you will discover ...
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