Bergamo is a lovely medieval town in Lombardy.
Its original location was a defensive hilltop and the town was also protected by stout walls. Nowadays this historic part of town is known as the Città Alta (upper town) and it’s where you will find most of the historic buildings and tourist sights: Piazza Vecchia, Palazzo della Ragione, Santa Maria Maggiore, Cappella Colleoni, Rocca, just to name few of them. There is little traffic, and the narrow lanes are pleasant to wander.
Most of modern Bergamo spreads over the plain below the old town. The Città Bassa (lower town) is composed of pleasant wide boulevards and contains many sights of interest: Donizetti Theatre, museums and architectural beauty as well.
The two parts of the town are linked by a funicular.