Bergamo Half-Day Tour from Milan
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Stop At: Cappella Colleoni, Near Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo Italy
Dedicated to the saints Bartholomew, Mark and John the Baptist, it was built between 1472 and 1476 as the personal shrine for the condottiere Bartolomeo Colleoni, a member of one of the most outstanding families of the city, and his beloved daughter Medea. The site chosen was that of the sacristy of the nearby church of Santa Maria Maggiore, which was demolished by Colleoni's soldiers.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Piazza Vecchia, 24129 Bergamo Italy
From downtown to the top of the hill where your guided walking tour will pass through Piazza Vecchia, the heart of the old town.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Piazza Vecchia 6, 24129 Bergamo Italy
The church was founded in 1137 on the site of another church from the 8th century dedicated to St Mary, which had been in turn erected over a Roman temple of the Clemence. The high altar was consecrated in 1185 and in 1187 the presbytery and the transept wings were completed. Due to financial troubles, the works dragged for the whole 13th–14th centuries. The bell tower was built from 1436 (being completed around the end of the century), while in 1481–1491 a new sacristy added after the old one had been destroyed by Bartolomeo Colleoni to erect his personal mausoleum, the Colleoni Chapel.
Duration: 20 minutes
- Guided tour of Bergamo
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Professional tour guide
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Dress code is smart casual
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
This tour takes you to the town of Tivoli to visit Hadrian's Villa and Villa D'Este. Be advised that Tivoli is not a small town, so taking the train from Rome and then finding your way around Tivoli(which has an old section and a new section) can be problematic. We started off at Hadrian's Villa. I'm not much for ruins but our awesome guide Guiseppe made the place come alive. After a break for lunch (with recommendations from Guiseppe on where to eat and where to do a little shopping) it was on to Villa D'Este. This was my reason for booking this tour - to see the gardens and fountains, and I was not disappointed. I took a million photos of BOTH villas and can thoroughly recommend this tour.
It was a terrible day--cold and rainy. This is a gorgeous city. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the town is lovely--one of my favorite in Italy.