A Daytrip to Bergamo

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A Daytrip to Bergamo

a lovely town in Northern Italy

My friend took me to a weekend trip to Bergamo and Milan last year, and I especially fell in love with the little town of Bergamo. Here is what we did and saw in one day.

The streets of Bergamo (Fiat 500 content <3 )

The streets of Bergamo (Fiat 500 content <3 )

La Città Alta di Bergamo

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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

In the middle of la città alta (the old town) of Bergamo, you will find a very pretty and elaborate Church building. The chapel, Capella Colleoni is the most detailed part of it and if you are into history and/or churches, this could be for you.


Polenta and Birds

polenta e osei

polenta e osei


Of course, i was curious about the yellow candied cakes, that are on display and for sale all over the town. I have never seen them before, so I bought a small one to try. I have no idea why the name translated is “Polenta and Birds” but I liked the look of them. I did not like the taste and texture, but that is just a matter of taste, I guess.

They come in all sizes and sure look pretty

They come in all sizes and sure look pretty

took this picture before I tried it

took this picture before I tried it


Impressions of Bergamo

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Beautiful houses of Bergamo

Beautiful houses of Bergamo


We were hungry and lucky to find a restaurant with a perfect view over the hills and town. It is located on a hill, easy to reach by funicular (if you have change to buy a ticket at the machine ;) ). You go up to San Vigilo and the restaurant has the same name. I am not getting paid to say this, I just happily recommend this place with the most beautiful view ever. To be perfectly honest, I do not even remember what I hate and my phone says I did not take any food pictures, but I can recall it was a perfect place and there were probably antipasti and pasta.

Me waiting for food

Me waiting for food

The perfect surrounding for Aperol Spritz

The perfect surrounding for Aperol Spritz

what a view!

what a view!

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At night we probably had dinner and drinks on our sundeck, but I will be back for sure and try all the antipasti in Bergamo.

The next day was reserved for Milan, but that is a story for another time.