Bergamo is located in Lombardy. The Città Alta is situated on a hill high above the city and is the tourist highlight of the city.
Anyone who comes to Bergamo is drawn to the upper town. This part of the city has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2017. Behind high city walls from the 15th/16th century lie winding alleys and beautiful churches. It’s worth taking a day trip to discover them.
Bergamo excursion tips
Travel information for a Bergamo city trip
Orio al Sera airport, which is the arrival point for many air travellers visiting Milan, is about 4 kilometres outside Bergamo.
This is where the low-cost airlines mainly land and bring numerous visitors to Italy every day.
You can take a bus to Bergamo from the airport. The ticket is valid for 90 minutes and costs €3.
Local trains run between Milan, Lecco and Brescia and Bergamo. The main station is in the lower town.
The central bus station is right next to Bergamo railway station. The city is served by several long-distance bus connections.
The A4 motorway from Turin via Milan to Venice runs a few kilometres north of the city.
On the way in …
The upper town is connected to the lower town by Viale Vittorio Emanele. Within the Upper Town, the alleys are very narrow, there is hardly any parking and many streets are not allowed to be used by cars.
With the funicular
The most comfortable way to reach the Upper Town is by funicular. Since 1887, the Città Alta funicular has connected the lower town with the upper town. A second funicular, the San Vigilio, runs from the north-western upper town to the San Vigilio hill.
There are a few bus lines that run within the city. The city bus line 1 goes from the main railway station and Bergamo airport to the upper town.
24-hour tickets are available, which also allow you to use the funicular railway. Tickets can be bought at the Autostradale counter, the Turimo Bergamo office, Tabako and ticket machines.
On the way from the lower town to the upper town, there is a difference in altitude of 100 metres. Within the Upper Town, you can easily explore the often quite narrow alleys on foot.
There are some free and guarded car parks on the main access roads to Bergamo. From there you can get to the city by bus.
At the airport, there is a left-luggage office near the ticket office for the car park. Here, suitcases are accepted from 8 a.m. and can be stored for a few hours.
Near the station at the Urban Center there is another luggage storage, which is open 24 hours a day.