Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 september
ART AND PLANTS
Walking tour with experiential activities including History, Art and Landscape
from 10.00 am to 05.00 pm
Meeting point: Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe
The proposed route starts in Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe, where the guide will talk about the main stages and characteristics of the transformation of Bergamo into a fortress city, to defend the Venetian territory and trade in the second half of the 16th century. The walk will proceed along via San Giacomo to reach the imposing structure of the walls, a work of defence that has become the ideal house for home to many plants and animals: the particular microclimate sees the presence of specimens typical of the Mediterranean flora.
Continuing along via San Lorenzino towards the Colle di Rosate, through silent streets to the southern portal of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. From here on to the medieval square, to admire the important religious and historical buildings of the city.
The visit ends in Piazza Vecchia, the Renaissance square flanked by the 12th-Century Palazzo della Ragione, the Torre Civica and the Palazzo Nuovo, to enjoy the instalment designed by Luciano Giubbilei for the Ninth Edition of the Landscape Festival – I Maestri del Paesaggio.
At the end of the tour, after lunch, the guides of the Botanical Garden propose an interactive route to discover the pioneer plants and their adaptive strategies. A proposal that, in in keeping with the objectives of the Botanical Garden, aims to bring people closer to the natural environment in an authentic relationship based on an experiential approach that leads to knowledge: learning by doing.
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