Bergamo – Citta Alta

This historic Lombard town at the base of the Bergamo Foothills, but raising above Bergamo’s Citta Bassa,  was the highlight of my time in northern Italy.  Though we spent just the one evening and night,  this town’s charm will always hold a special place in my heart.

Via Gombito

Bergamo cobblestones – Via Gombito

Piazza della Cittadella

Here comes the rain…

Spumoni

Unlike any I’ve ever seen

Pane alla Uva

Mmmmmm raisin bread

Giallo rosas

Giallo rosas

Castello di San Vigilio

Castello di San Vigilio – start 1166, complete 1335

View toward Sombreno

Beautiful view from Salita dello Scorlazzone

Cappella Colleoni & Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiori

Cappella Colleoni (R) & Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (L)

Campanone Torre Civia

Campanone Torre Civia

Reading scipture

Reading scipture

Church of San Vigilio - Bergamo

Church of San Vigilio – Bergamo

Giottesque frescoes

Giottesque frescoes from an unknown artist, with Histories of St Aegidius, The Last Supper and the Tree of Life (1347), partially covered by a 17th-century fresco. (source: wiki)

Piazza Padre Reginaldo Giuliani

Piazza Padre Reginaldo Giuliani

Citta Alta - Bergamo

View from Chiesetta San Vigilio