Must-see from Milan: Bergamo Upper Town Day Trip

Must-see from Milan: Bergamo Upper Town Day Trip

Away from mass tourism but not far from Milan (just 45 minutes) Bergamo boasts a unique position: it stands at just 1-hour ride from the Alpes and from the Iseo Lake. Another peculiarity is that it is divided into a lower and an upper part: while the lower part represents the modern and industrial side of the city, the upper old town still maintains a unique, Medieval charm thanks to the well-preserved buildings and to its structure, full of history and traditions. Moreover, Bergamo Alta (Upper Bergamo) offers its visitors a breath-taking panorama over the lower town and its surroundings.

Let this recently listed UNESCO World Heritage Site surprise you with its elegant charm!

Meet your licensed guide and your driver in Milan and enjoy a 1-hour ride towards Bergamo on a luxury car/minivan.

Once in the city centre, you will get on the characteristic funicular railway that connects the lower to the upper part of the city and start discovering Bergamo Alta.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Mura Venete, Viale delle Mura, 24129 Bergamo Italy

Enjoy an incredible view over the lower part of Bergamo and its surroundings from the Venetian Works of Defence, a wall built between the XVI and XVII centuries by the Republic of Venice: not an ordinary wall, not only for the panorama but also because it goes from Bergamo to Montenegro passing through Croatia. This site earnt Bergamo and 5 other Italian, Croatian and Montenegro cities the recognition of UNESCO as a World Heritage!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Piazza Vecchia, 24129 Bergamo Italy

You will admire the Palazzo della Ragione with its curious meridian, the highest Tower of Bergamo called “Campanone” by the locals and Palazzo Nuovo, that now hosts a public library.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero, Piazza Duomo, 24129 Bergamo Italy

You will visit the Bergamo Cathedral dedicated to Saint Alexander Martyr, holy patron of the city, admire Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica and even enter the Colleoni Chapel, a masterpiece mausoleum of the Lombard Renaissance wanted by Bartolomeo Colleoni, a warlord who played an extremely important role in the history of the city.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lavatoio di Citta Alta, Via Lupo, 24124 Bergamo Italy

Finally, you will get to admire a perfectly preserved, ancient washhouse (Lavatoio), built in 1881. It was used by the locals to do the laundry, to chat and to quench their thirst and represents a masterful example of applied engineering, as it worked perfectly until the 1950s; a precious evidence of the past of this city.

Duration: 20 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 09:30 AM
Duration: 6 Hours
Start location: Via Mario Pagano, 69, 20145 Milano MI, Italy

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Guided visit of Bergamo Upper Town with licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero

Not Included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)


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