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Guided tours

Tours specifically designed to discover the “green treasure” of Città Alta, recounted by the knowledgeable Guide Turistiche della Città Di Bergamo. Two tours carried out on four different days.

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Office of the Guide Turistiche della Città Di Bergamo: Tel. 035 344205 | Cell. 320 2314483
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1° - Gardens and terraces of Città Alta: The green within the walls

Thursday 8 e Thursday 15 September 2016
from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Setting out from the wash-house via Mario Lupo, we will admire the green spaces created by the Piano di Risanamento di Città Alta (town cleaning plan), implemented in the years 1940-60, which replaced the dilapidated existing houses of the time, creating airy open spaces and tree-lined avenues surrounding the Gromo Hill. From here, following the slope of the Hill, we will move towards Palazzo Scotti, in via Donizetti which, as an exception, will open its doors to show us the splendid view of the city walls from the terrace of the eighteenth-century building where Gaetano Donizetti took refuge in the last months of his life. We will continue towards the Piazzetta S. Teresa Verzeri; we will be guests of the Suore dell’Istituto delle Figlie del Sacro Cuore, who will show us their lovely vegetable garden, a vantage point to admire the more important monuments of Bergamo, because of its location at the summit of the Gromo Hill. The tour will end in Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe at 9:00 pm, in time to attend a light show Son et lumière.

2° - The green hills

Saturday 10 e Saturday 17 September 2016
from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Colle di San Vigilio was a favoured holiday resort in the early twentieth century, as well as the culmination of the funicular railway that connects the area to Città Alta since 1912.
The tour will start from Belvedere, where it is impossible not to be struck by the magnificent backdrop of the hills and the vast plain that stretches out to the horizon. Among the many mansions there, we will visit the beautiful garden terrace of the villa that once belonged to Viviani Rumi, which comprises walkways and stairs of staggering dimensions that liven up the landscape. From here we go along Via Bastia, which unwinds at the base of the Bastia hill. We continue along the Sentiero alle Case Moroni, a splendid panoramic terrace overlooking the nature reserves of Astino and Allegrezza, within the Parco dei Colli of Bergamo. Surrounded by greenery stands the beautiful Moroni farmhouse, now uninhabited, with its old arches that remind us of the classic Osteria structure or “frasca”, once commonly found in our territory. A plaque in via San Sebastiano reminds us that Giulio Natta, winner of a Nobel Prize in Chemistry, spent the last years of his life among these beautiful hills. The tour ends where it started, at the Belvedere of San Vigilio.