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Bergamo, the whole city in 30 stages

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Posted on 01/02/2013

Bergamo, the whole city in 30 stages

Bergamo is located in the hills of the Alpine range, between the rivers Brembo and Serio, and it is divided into two areas: the Upper, or the old walled city, and Bergamo Bassa, the most modern and commercial.

Our tour of the two cities of Bergamo is divided into thirty steps:

<u>Stage I</u>. Carrara Academy, building that houses the art gallery with the paintings of Botticelli, Mantegna, Antonello da Messina, Titian, Lotto, Bruegel and Anton Van Dyck.
<u>Stage II</u>. Church of Saint Cross within which you can admire the "Trinity" by Lorenzo Lotto.
<u>Stage III</u>. Church of San Bernardino in Pignolo in which the presbytery is the "Altarpiece of San Bernardino" by Lorenzo Lotto.
<u>Stage IV</u>. Complex with the convent of Santo Spirito, the Gothic church and a small hospital dating back to the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
<u>Stage V</u>. Church of St. Bartholomew built in '600 that holds the shovel "Madonna and Child with Saints" attributed to Lorenzo Lotto.
<u>Stage VI</u>. Theater dedicated to the composer Gaetano Donizetti of Bergamo and opened in 1791.
<u>Stage VII</u>. Church of St. Alexander in Column dating from the early centuries of the Christian era and was built to commemorate the martyrdom suffered by the patron saint of the city.
<u>Stage VIII</u>. Monastery of St. Benedict, a Benedictine monastery of cloistered women whose peculiarity lies in the beautiful brick façade.
<u>Stage IX</u>. The Venetian walls that encircle the Upper were built in 1592 with the aim to defend the city against possible attacks of Milan.
<u>Stage X</u>. Porta Sant'Agostino, completed in 1575, is the main access to Bergamo Alta and is characterized by a tympanum decorated with the lion of St. Mark.
<u>Stage XI</u>. Complex formed by the namesake church of Sant'Agostino and two cloisters taken by the Hermits in the fourteenth century. Today it houses the Faculty of Arts of the University of Bergamo.
<u>Stage XII</u>. Church of San Michele al Pozzo Bianco founded in the eighth century and again renovated houses the "Scenes from the Life of Mary" by Lorenzo Lotto.
<u>Stage XIII</u>. Church of Sant'Andrea, neoclassical building that houses the works of Previtali, Moretto and Jacopo Palma il Giovane.
<u>Stage XIV</u>. The Rocca di Bergamo is situated on the hill Sant'Eufemia and was built between 1331 and 1336 by the Visconti family. From the tower of the tower you can enjoy an enchanting view of Bergamo Alps and the city.
<u>Stage XV</u>. Memorial Park frames the fortress and is to commemorate the fallen who were shot in 800.
<u>Stage XVI</u>. Historical Museum housed in the fortress that provides a path through the nineteenth century in Lombardy.
<u>Stage XVII</u>. The House of the Archpriest is located in Via Donizetti and is a perfect example of Renaissance mansion with marble facade and the distinctive loggia.
<u>Stage XVIII</u>. Gombito Tower controlled access to the city from the top of its 52 meters. 264 steps lead to the top floor from where you can enjoy an unforgettable view and capture great images.
<u>Stage XIX</u>. Cathedral of St. Alexander built on the ruins of a Roman basilica in the fifteenth century. Very striking is the facade designed by Angelo Bonicelli.
<u>Stage XX</u>. Cappella Colleoni (1470) built in the Piazza del Duomo in Bergamo to house the remains of Medea Colleoni.
<u>Stage XXI</u>. Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (XII century), built in Piazza del Duomo in the Baroque style of the Lombard-Romanesque structure.
<u>Stage XXII</u>. The baptistery of the basilica was built by Giovanni da Campione in 1340 and carried out three centuries later.
<u>Stage XXIII</u>. Palace of Reason is on the Old Town Square, consists of a large porch and a first floor which houses the Hall of the trusses.
<u>Stage XXIV</u>. Civic Tower or Campanone next to the Palace of Reason, was built in the eleventh century for the family Suardi.
<u>Stage XXV</u>. The Citadel, a complex of fortifications fourteenth century transformed into a residence during the Venetian rule.
<u>Stage XXVI</u>. Largo Colle Aperto Botanical Garden is home to the Rosa and Lorenzo here are lined with numerous mansions.
<u>Stage XXVII</u>. Sant'Alessandro door opened in the defensive walls in the sixteenth century and is made of gray stone and yellow.
<u>Stage XXVIII</u>. Palace of Mercy was built in the fifteenth century and houses the Museum Donizzettiano.
<u>Stage XXIX</u>. The Church of St. Vigil is located on a hill reached by funicular.
<u>Stage XXX</u>. Medieval Castle of St. Vigil was born on the same hill to defend the city in Roman times and altered in later centuries.