THE MUSEUM, THE NETWORK
Welcome to Museo delle storie di Bergamo, the network of historical museums of the city!
Six places, with as many stories to tell, to relive different epochs. In the upper town you will find Convento di San Francesco, the Civic Tower called Campanone, Palazzo del Podestà, which houses the Museum of the 16th Century, Rocca, with the Museum of the 19th Century, and the Museum of Donizetti. In the lower town, Torre dei caduti with an itinerary about the birth of modern Bergamo.
Access to the places is allowed for small dogs only if they are inside a pet carrier. Access to guide dog is always allowed.
OF THE STORIES OF BERGAMO
Six places, each represented by an icon and a characteristic colour, but all brought together within a single image that gives an immediate sense of the widespread Museum.
In the heart of Piazza Vecchia stands the civic tower, called Campanone, 52,76 meters high, which offers a breath-taking panoramic view of the old town. At the top, reachable on foot (230 steps) or more comfortably using the lift, you will find the largest bell of Lombardy.
Tues - Fri: 11.00 - 19.00
Sat - Sun: 11.00 - 20.00
In the shadow of the Campanone, the Palace of the Podestà tells you a story that has distant origins: on the ground floor, immerse yourself in the Roman Bergamo of the archaeological excavations, then go up to the first floor and admire the wonderful frescoes of the Renaissance inner court.
Tue-Fri: 11.00 - 19.00
Behind Santa Maria Maggiore, take the silent Via Arena to reach the Domus Magna: here, on the first floor, is Donizetti Museum.
The visit allows to know more about the life, work and personality of Gaetano Donizetti, protagonist of the European musical scene of the early 19th century.
Passing the Propylaea of Porta Nuova, in the heart of the lower town, stands the memorial dedicated to the fallen people of the Great War. Inside, a fascinating itinerary tells you about the birth of the city centre designed by the architect Piacentini and the life of the town around the tower, which has become a symbol of modern Bergamo.
Not far from the heart of the Upper Town, go through Piazza Mercato del Fieno to discover a remarkable example of medieval monastic architecture rich in hidden treasures: the cloister of the arches, the cloister of the well and the chapter hall reveal the long history of this building with their cycles of frescoes made between the 14th and 17th centuries. The convent hosts the Sestini Museum of Photography.
Fri - Sun: 11.00 - 19.00
From the funicular of the Upper Town, go up the hill of Sant’Eufemia to reach the complex of Rocca, one of the favourite places of Bergamo citizens. The short walk is well rewarded by the exceptional panoramic 360° view that you enjoy from the tower: all in a glance, in addition to the wonders of the Upper Town, the Orobie Alps and the entire plain, until you see the skyline of Milan
Fri - Sun: 11.00 - 19.00