Bergamo (population 120,000) is an extremely pretty old town in Lombardy, on the edge of the Alps. Bergamo’s original location was a defensive hilltop, and the town was also protected by stout walls; nowadays this historic part of town is known as the Città Alta (upper town) and it’s where you will find most of the historic buildings and tourist sights. There is little traffic, and the narrow lanes are pleasant to wander.
Città alta” (upper city), a hilltop medieval town, surrounded by 17th-century defensive walls. The town is connected to the “Città bassa” (lower city) by funicular/cable car, roads, and foot-paths.
Parking spaces are very limited in the upper city so it is better to take the funicular or the bus (10 minutes from the railway station).
I know..Im limited edition because i love italian door bells :))
Numerous places of interest including:
Cittadella (Citadel), Piazza Vecchia (old square),Palazzo della Ragione, Palazzo Nuovo , Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (Saint Mary Major),Cappella Colleoni (Colleoni chapel), annexed to Santa Maria Maggiore, is a masterwork of Renaissance architecture and decorative art………..
The small snaky roads with an infinity of typical Italian shops……
So! Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! I’m not a person to give out amazing reviews unless I truly mean it. Bergamo is beautiful, people are lovely and the city is small but charming. Great place for a break and just relax and indulge in cheese, hams and wine.
Lac’o di como. Belalgio,Varrena,Como
Is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located on Como lake.
Bellagio.“Pearl of the Lake”
Very attractive town at the junction of the two ‘legs’ of the lake. Can be expensive. This is the busiest of the tourist oriented towns. Bellagio is a hub for the boat service on the lake.
Bellagio’s world class hotels and restaurants provide the perfect place to soak up the lake’s famous panorama. The village is characterised by century-old buildings, stone lanes and picturesque cobbled stairways filled with shops showcasing the finest Italian wares.
Follow one of our historic walking tours for an insight into days gone by, or follow your taste buds to the fresh fruit flavours of gelato – or the wonderful aromas of café – of the kind found only in Italy.
A wonderful climate to relax, take part in sport or lake activities and all against the backdrop of this stunning lake and it’s magnificent villas.
After half of a day trip to Bellagio we took ferry to other city -Varenna.
Varenna is built upon a rock at the foot of a mountain which rises almost
vertically above it, leaving the skeleton of a ruined ancient castle exposed to
the sky. Its community dates back to the Roman age.
Orrido di Bellano.
Gushing waterfalls and natural rock formations tucked in a little corner of Bellano, near Como Lake, this is a gem not to be missed. Few tourists know of this place and one can have the comfort and silence of being alone to enjoy this natural wonder. It simply energizes you.
I STOLE A SMALL TWIG OF GRAPES…BUT SHSSSSS….
Our little baby Fiat 500 🙂
Villa Cipressi gives the possibility to visit, through a botanic pathway,
century-old gardens with tiered terraces till the lake, containing plants of a
rare beauty and worldwide botanic importance.
Villa Monastero is beautiful, to say the least. The extent of the gardens is fantastic, and they are extremely well kept. There is also a small coffee shop in the gardens for a drink while you walk. There are statues and many amazing sculptures. It is easy to spend hours in the shade of the trees, taking in the view of the lake. Definitely worth a visit.
Salade caprese| Tun carpaccio……The best of all
Ahh i don’t forgot to taste Italian gelato..FOR SURE! In English it generally refers to varieties of ice cream made in a traditional Italian style. Gelato is made with milk, cream, various sugars, and flavoring such as fresh fruit and nut purees.
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