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 still remain alive and present, even if hidden within the walls of the buildings and in the side streets. Small magical corners of the ancient city that are too often overlooked by those who visit. Our tower house also preserves many of them, but only by entering with me is it possible to discover them. I am always happy to be able to share our story with anyone who is curious enough to know it. We will start from the entrance of the tower house on the ground floor and go up 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 characterized the lives of those who lived there. You will thus arrive at the top of the tower but be careful... without a lift. You will feel like you are reliving the times that once were firsthand, surrounded by family objects and 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 Prealps. From December 8th until the Epiphany it will also be possible to see our large nativity scene which, every year as per family tradition, we prepare with ancient figurines from Veneto, Bergamo, Neapolitan and many others . The tour in the Tower House does not include a visit to the historic center. The Hospitality map of Città Alta is free to all participants. The tour DOES NOT include a visit to the historic center.

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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 start 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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Giordano 13 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
The tour with Marco has been really surprising! I really recommend to give it a try. His ability to interact with visitors, kept us all ears from the start to the end of the visit.
Nicolas 12 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Marco is a very friendly, enthusiastic guide and the tour of his historic house is fascinating.
Eszter 04 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Wow wow wow. Marco is so extremely informative, kind and does his best to have fun whilst walking us through the history of Italy in his own amazing house. He not only did that but also gave us some tips what to visit in Bergamo. So overall it was amazing ! Thank you! Eszter and Agnes
June 02 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Very interesting tour of ancient home so lovely to see
Sonia 29 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Il tour è la visita della sua dimora inusuale e molto interessante, ricca di oggetti storici e rappresentativi. Marco spiega molto bene e conosce la storia di Bergamo, risponde alle domande e aggiunge dettagli. Consigliato.
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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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