Fri - Sun: 10 am - 6 pm
Piazzale Brigata Legnano
Città Alta, Bergamo
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.
The Rocca, a fortress dating back to the 14th century, still traces the military function of the centuries: follow the patrol walkway, discover the rescue door and enter the bombardiers’ house, now home to the 19th Century Museum.
The itinerary tells about the town’s transformations between the ancient regime and the Italian unification. You will learn about Bergamo in a full Risorgimento through the stories of the 180 Bergamasque citizens of the expedition of the Thousand who joined Garibaldi in his heroic endeavour.
Fri – Sun: 10 am – 6 pm
Closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Full price € 5
Reduced-price € 3
valid for Amici del Museo delle storie di Bergamo, 18-26, T.C.I. (Touring Club Italiano) members, groups of 15 people
Student under 18 years old, disabled people, ICOM members, accredited journalists, qualified tour guides
Access to the building is not provided with solutions for the removal of architectural barriers.
HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU HAVE?
FOR THE SAKE OF THE COUNRTY
Visit the Museum of the 19th Century: the two floors focus on the history of those who “made Italy”, you will discover who the protagonists of a long Risorgimento were, made not only of red shirts, muzzle-loading rifles, or military uniforms, but also of letters, paintings, sculptures, objects of everyday life. Conclude your leap in the period of great patriotic ideals with a romantic walk in the terraces and in the park of Rocca.