Bergamo Visit, Sara Cologni, Licensed tour guide for Bergamo and Province

Discover the PROVINCE
of Bergamo

Discover the PROVINCE of Bergamo with a licensed Tourist Guide.

Discover Bergamask Lake

Iseo Lake tour is a nice trip to discover the natural landscape in the Bergamo surroundings, at about 45 minutes from Bergamo.

Discover the northern part of the lake on the western bank where we visit Lovere, its historical and artistic patrimony: the medieval traces of a surrounding wall, its medieval towers, Vittorio Emanuele Square, its churches and the Tadini Picture Gallery.

Reach the southern part of the lake driving along the west bank and discover the natural beauty of its steep cliffs at Castro.

Enter the village of Sarnico in a more gentle landscape with hills covered with olive-trees and vineyards.

Visit the old centre of the village, the small St. Paul Church, the S. Martino Parish Church, Umberto I° Square and the extraordinary few Liberty style villas, planned by the Milanese arch. Sommaruga. Walk along the lake-side for a relaxing promenade.

Reach Iseo Village to take the motorboat to Montisola to Live a surprising experience.

Mountains and Valleys

A spectacular crown of very high mountains encircles Bergamo's territory in the northern part of it.

Visit Brembana Valley, the medieval village of Camerata Cornello, one of the stop-stations along the old "Via Mercatorum" which connected Bergamo to Valtellina and the Swiss Grigioni, along Brembana Valley.

Discover the homeland of the Tasso family, its Museum of the Postal Service, its medioeval church with fifteen century frescoes; not to far San Pellegrino, the meeting place of the international jet-set at the end of XIX° and at the beginning of XX° century.

Visit its charming Liberty style monuments, the Grand Hotel, the Casino and the SPA Centre.Discover Seriana Valley, reach Gandino with its three Museums of the Basilica; the mountain city of Clusone and its medioeval city hall, its Fanzago watch embellishing the communal tower, the rich religious churches, the Oratory of the Disciplines where to admire a relevant fresco that represents "the Macabre Dance".

Low Lands 'La Bassa'

Discover the Bergamask plain in the southern area of Bergamo, a rural space spotted with old isolated farmhouses.

Pieces of lands still cultivated in the southern area of the "Fosso Bergamasco" a water borderline which separated two different lands characterized by two different cultures, the Milanese one and the Venetian one.

Visit the Visconti Palace in Brignano, once a fortified castle that belonged to the Visconti family and later a refined 18th century dwelling deeply transformed by the restoration of the roman architect Francesco Ruggeri.

Visit some of the accessible rooms to discover its precious frescoes.

Reach Treviglio a crossing point village, half-way to Milano, Bergamo, Cremona. Walk for a nice promenade along its central Via Roma to reach the parish church of S. Martin. Discover inside its precious polyptic painted by Bernardo Butinone and Bernardino Zenale, a true masterpiece.

Crespi d'Adda the industrial Village - Unesco Patrimony

Discover the most beautiful historical noble dwellings in the Upper-town dated back to seventeen and eighteen century.
Find him in the Carrara Picture Gallery with his natural portraits commissioned by the bergamask middle class.

Enter the private and intimate spaces of the Counts Moroni Family and Marchesi Terzi Family. Live the charming atmosphere of a Barocco and Rococo style building where everything is still perfectly conserved as it was in the past.

Both the aristocratic dwellings reflect the comfort, the social status-symbol, and the absolute refined and educated taste of these aristocratic families, their great competence in selecting precious and high quality works of art.

Discover their private picture galleries hosting paintings by G.B. Moroni, Bernardino Luini, Tiepolo, Hayez, Tallone.

Sotto il Monte - Pope John XXIII

Visit the little village of Sotto il Monte at about 18 km far from Bergamo where Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli later Pope John XXIII, was born.

Enter his humble native house, a typical bergamask farmhouse with few rooms but a very serene atmosphere and a strong dignity.

Discover those places where he spent his childhood and breathed his first holyness.Visit the small church of S. Maria in Brusicco where he received his Baptism. Reach the parish church of St. John the Baptist and the Museum dedicated to the "Good Pope" named "Cà Maitino" housing several portraits, gifts, personal objects collected by John XXIII in the five years when he was a Pope.