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Exploration of an ancient private tower house in the Upper Town, in the historic center of Bergamo
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.
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.
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Via Gombito, 17a, 24129 Bergamo BG, I...Via Gombito, 17a, 24129 Bergamo BG, Italy
I will be at the entrance of my house in via Gombito 17/A with a sign indicating the starting time of the GuruTour.
1Outside visitVia Gombito
2Outside visitPiazzetta Angelini
3Entrance not includedTour nella Torre della Meridiana
4Outside visitCurtis Regia Longobarda
5Outside visitChiesa di San Pancrazio
6Outside visitFontana 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).