Exploration of an ancient private tower house in the Upper Town, in the historic center of Bergamo

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: Italian
Guru: Marco
Quality Verified Registered on May 22, 2022

Hi everyone, I'm Marco. It is always a pleasure for me to share our story, that of the family and of my beautiful city, to talk about what I love and about my collections. I work in the theater, which is my passion, and on stage I can also experience the stories of others and make them my own.

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Tour description

I have lived in the upper city, the historic center of the city of Bergamo, since I was born. I live in a 16th century tower house, built on the remains of a medieval tower , which has been in our family for many generations. I love my city and especially the historic center and its villages. Growing up there, I discovered its uniqueness and the ancient stories that are still alive and present in it , albeit hidden within the walls of the buildings and in the side streets. Magical little corners of the ancient city that are too often overlooked by those who visit it. Even our tower house preserves many of them, but it is only possible to discover them by entering with me. I am always happy to be able to share our story with anyone who has the curiosity to know it. We will start from the entrance of the tower house on the ground floor and climb the stairs of the sundial tower, thus gradually discovering the evolution of the building over the centuries, but also of the city of Bergamo itself. We will enter the top two floors furnished with furniture and furnishings from the various eras that have characterized the lives of those who have lived there. You will thus arrive at the top of the tower but be careful... there is no lift. You will feel like you are reliving the times that were in the first person, surrounded by objects and family heirlooms, an experience that will make you love our beautiful city and its most secret peculiarities even more. Finally, from the windows on the top floor, you will enjoy the view that sweeps over the roofs, the lower town below and the profile of the Orobic Pre-Alps. From December 8th until Epiphany it will also be possible to see our large nativity scene which, every year as per family tradition, we prepare with ancient statues from the Veneto, Bergamo, Naples and many others . For foreign visitors I will possibly use the simultaneous voice translator via my mobile phone. As a tribute to all participants, the Hospitality map of the Upper Town.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Via Gombito, 17a, 24129 Bergamo BG, I...
    Via Gombito, 17a, 24129 Bergamo BG, Italy
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    I will be at the entrance of my house in via Gombito 17/A with a sign indicating the starting time of the GuruTour.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Via Gombito
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Piazzetta Angelini
  • 3
    Entrance not included
    Tour nella Torre della Meridiana
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Curtis Regia Longobarda
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Chiesa di San Pancrazio
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Fontana di San Pancrazio

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Eleonora 07 Jan 2024

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
Tour molto interessante e particolare. È stato molto bello conoscere una parte di storia di bergamo che è sconosciuta ai più e vedere tante antichitá così ben custodite. Grazie a Marco per condividere la storia della sua famiglia
francesca 31 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Guida educata e preparatissima! Un gioiellino nel cuore di Bergamo: un’esperienza unica nel suo genere. Piacevolmente sorpresa
Ajay 21 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
This was such a unique and enjoyable local experience. Marco’s home has such a rich history and we feel so grateful to have been able to experience it through him! We *highly* recommend this for anyone coming through Bergamo - Marco did an amazing job showing us the house and his artifacts, answering questions, and giving us resources and recommendations for the rest of our time in the area.
Michele 06 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Un "walking tour" assolutamente unico nel suo genere, che ci ha lasciato a bocca aperta per la quantità e qualità di informazioni. Assolutamente raccomandato per gli amanti della storia: attraverso questo tour potrete letteralmente toccarla con le vostre mani. Un saluto a Marco, persona squisita.
Monica 01 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Una visita originale e diverse da altri tour proposti. Entrare a casa di Marco è entrare nella storia. Una bella sorpresa
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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