Free tour

The immersive experience of true Città Alta

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Italian
Guru: Matteo
Registered on December 18, 2022

Hi! I'm Matteo, and I'm ready to meet you! I'm a passionate guy who loves epic stories, and Bergamo has always been the playground for my imagination. In years of wandering, I've treaded every alley and even the most hidden paths of Città Alta and the surrounding hills. I also love hiking in the Alps with my friends, both in Summer and Winter. What do I do when I'm not wandering around? Unfortunately, I spend a lot of time on books, that's the sad life of engineering students...

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Città Alta, behind its thick walls, perched on that imposing hill, with the Alps on its back, is majestic!
Watch out for all those slender clock towers! And the domes! Such elegance!
Alas, Bergamo is slowly transforming into a touristic city.
Luckily, it takes just one step off the main road to breathing the true spirit of the renaissance town.
Follow me, and I will guide you through the intricate alleys, without losing track of any of the monuments.
Ready to experience the town like a local?

How come Bergamo have those massive walls?
And why are there Venitian symbols all around?
Come with me! We will stop at a suggestive vantage point over the city, overlooking the vale. There, you'll hear stories of rivalries, impossible caravans, and strategy! 

This tour will not take the main straight road through the center, but it will not neglect the monuments either. I will point them to you, and give an introduction, surely many anecdotes!
After the tour, you'll have an overall knowledge of what the city has to offer. This way you will be able to choose where to spend your time and money and you'll rely on specialized guides.

In our S-shaped path, we'll have the chance to glimpse old marketplaces, washhouses, and city tanks, but of course, we will tread Piazza Vecchia and the Keep, too!

Then, we'll leave the great Door of Sant'Alessandro behind us, to pass by the native house of the great composer G. Donizetti and then take a suggestive stair to the highest hill, San Vigilio.
Here, with the best panoramic view ever possible, I'll shoot all the photos you desire, and then we will depart.

All along, I will give you all the tips you desire: where to find traditional food or a Napoli-style pizza.
Tips on how to continue your tour?
You might spend some time walking in circles or Città Bassa. 
Or... Did you notice there are 7 hills? 

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  • Meeting point:
    Via Sant'Alessandro, 73, 24121 Bergam...
    Via Sant'Alessandro, 73, 24121 Bergamo BG, Italy
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    I will be sitting on the wall of the bridge, under one of the lamplights. I'll be wearing a Valentino Rossi's cap. (Big bright number 46 in yellow)

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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Mattia 28 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Matteo è una guida molto preparata e appassionata! Ci ho fatto scoprire luoghi e storie della città alta che da soli non avremmo mai potuto vedere e apprendere. Veramente un bel tour!
Caro... 24 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Ottima esperienza :) grazie
Greta 08 Jan 2023

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Travelled in group - Jan 2023
Matteo é un giovane amante della propria città. Si é dimostrato appassionato, disponibile ed efficace nelle spiegazioni. Il giusto connubio tra cultura e intrattenimento, vi farà passare del piacevolissimo tempo, bravo!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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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