The old city– built on the hills – offers enchanting medieval and Renaissance views to the tourists.
It is surrounded still today by its majestic walls which were built by the Venetians in 1500 and which in July 2017 have entered the UNESCO World Heritage.
Along its narrow medieval streets the tourist can admire the palaces of old aristocratic families, houses with facades completely covered with frescoes , monuments and lovely squares such as Piazza Vecchia, where the civic tower stands out, the “Palazzo della Ragione”, Town hall since the Middle Ages.
Nearby is Piazza Duomo, a small jewel with the most important religious monuments of the town: the Cathedral, dedicated to S. Alexander, the Basilica of S. Maria Maggiore, the Colleoni’s Chapel, funerary monument of the famous warlord of Bergamo Bartolomeo Colleoni.
Moreover , it’s worth a visit to the Fortress of the Visconti, which together with the Venetian Walls with their gun ports and gates tell us of an extraordinary fortified town.