Things to do in Bergamo

Our most recommended things to do in Bergamo

Bergamo: Bus Transfer to/from Milan City Center

1. Bergamo: Bus Transfer to/from Milan City Center

Enjoy a comfortable direct one-way transfer between Bergamo Airport and Milan. Travel safely in an air-conditioned bus with no extra fees for luggage. If arriving at Bergamo Airport, simply locate the bus located just outside the arrivals hall. Arrive in a central location in Milan city center near taxis, the metro, and public bus transport options. Departing from Milan city center, hop on the bus at the exit of the "Piazza Luigi di Savoia" train station. Save yourself from navigating the public transportation system and take comfort in the fact that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high hygiene and quality standards.

Milan: Bergamo Airport Transfer

2. Milan: Bergamo Airport Transfer

Flying can be stressful so remove a worry from your list by choosing a coach transfer between Milan city center at Milan Central Station and Bergamo Airport. Wi-Fi and air conditioning are included for a comfortable stress-free journey straight to and from the airport. If you are flying very early in the morning it is not a problem. The first transfer services are there to suit your schedule. The trip usually takes approximately one hour but early in the morning, with no traffic, the travel time is greatly reduced.

Bergamo: 3.5-Hour Traditional Food Tour

3. Bergamo: 3.5-Hour Traditional Food Tour

Discover the gastronomic culture of Bergamo on this delicious 3-hour food tour. Discover delicacies from both parts of the town — Bergamo Alta and Bergamo Bassa. Accompanied by a local foodie guide, indulge in the rich flavors and delicate scents incorporated in your secret menu. Dine within the walls of the Città Alta. Your food journey will take you from the origins of Lombardy's culinary traditions to the contemporary Bergamo food scene of today. The tastings on offer depend on the availability, season, and the chef's choices. Some of the possible tastings on this tour include Bergamasco, a traditional aperitivo composed of toasted bread slides with local garnish accompanied by a glass of locally sourced Valcalepio red wine; Casoncelli Pasta filled with different stuffings; Foaide, a traditional Sunday pasta dish in the Bergamo area; Polenta with lard and cheese; and grilled handmade bread with taleggio cheese. You can also try typical stracciatella gelato and enjoy an Italian espresso coffee – the only way to end a meal in Italy.

Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Upper Town Tour

4. Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Upper Town Tour

You'll meet your guide directly outside the funicular station, from where you will be ready to start your 2.5-hour private tour. Stroll throughout the ancient and small streets and admire the most important and symbolic places of the Upper Town, such as the Rocca and Piazza Vecchia, including its cathedral. You'll find out not only the most important places, but also unknown locations full of intrigue and secrets. History and culture play a very important role in everyday life in Bergamo. Particularly in the Upper Town, you can find ancient beautiful gems which provide character to the most authentic parts of city. Included in these sites are the Venetian walls, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Throughout your experience, your guide will be happy to cater to any requests you may have regarding your exploration of the city.

From Milan: Full-Day Food & Wine Experience in Franciacorta

5. From Milan: Full-Day Food & Wine Experience in Franciacorta

Enjoy the Franciacorta region on this day trip from Milan. Have free time in Bergamo to discover the beauty of its Venetian walls. Sip on local wines paired with a 3-course lunch in a traditional restaurant. Ride along the Franciacorta Wine Route and take in views of Lake Iseo.  Meet your guide in the morning in Milan and hop aboard an air-conditioned minivan with WIFI onboard. Relax and take in the Italian countryside on the way to Bergamo, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Italy.  Spend 2 hours of free time exploring the cobblestone streets encircled by Venetian walls at your own pace. After your free time, head to lunch at a prestigious, traditional restaurant for a 3-course meal with 1 glass of wine. Board the bus and ride to a historical winery in the region for a guided tour and tasting with a sommelier. Learn the history of the region's famous sparkling wines and the main phases of the production process.  Visit the cellars which host the bottles during the second fermentation phase. End the winery part of this tour with a tasting of 2 Franciacorta wines. See the area where the grapes ripen in the sun and discover picturesque points in Franciacorta, like the sparkling Lake Iseo. Passing through the hillside vineyards, discover why this region is renowned as the producer of Italy’s best sparkling wines.

Bergamo: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

6. Bergamo: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoying an exclusive show cooking and tasting authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian "Mammas". This experience will allow you to feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. You will enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert, with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee).

Venice: Day Excursion from Bergamo

7. Venice: Day Excursion from Bergamo

Visit the city of Venice on a full-day tour from Bergamo. Take a boat trip across the Venice lagoon and enjoy a 2-hour guided walking tour of the city. See the most important landmarks and monuments of Venice as you walk along the labyrinth of canals and narrow alleys. Visit St. Mark's Square and marvel at the basilica, the palace, and other historic structures. Sip an espresso in the first café in Europe, and then spend free time in the afternoon to further explore the medieval city. Take a break for lunch and maybe a gondola ride, or a visit an impressive glass factory (not included in the tour price).

From Bergamo: Food and Wine Experience in Franciacorta

8. From Bergamo: Food and Wine Experience in Franciacorta

Take a day trip from Bergamo to the Franciacorta region for a winery visit and a tasting session of the new world's finest bubbly. Escape the city in a private air-conditioned minivan with free wi-fi connection. You will enjoy a three-course lunch in a traditional restaurant in the heart of Franciacorta and taste one of the most prestigious wines from the region. After lunch, visit a local Franciacorta winery for a guided tour and tasting accompanied by an expert sommelier. Learn about the history of those famous Italian sparkling wines and the main phases of their production process. Explore the cellar which hosts the bottles during the second fermentation phase and finish your winery tour with a tasting of two Franciacorta wines. In the afternoon, after the visit to the winery, drive down the coast along the Franciacorta Wine Route to return to Bergamo, passing through the hillside vineyards. See for yourself why this region is renowned as an icon of the best of Italian sparkling wines.

Bergamo: Private Upper Town Walking Tour w/ a Guide

9. Bergamo: Private Upper Town Walking Tour w/ a Guide

Join this 2.5-hour guided tour of downtown Bergamo and discover the beautiful Upper Town, surrounded by Venetian walls built in the 16th-century. The tour will start from Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe - from there, you'll walk following your local guide through medieval streets that have maintained their ancient charm until you reach the Rocca Castle. In the past, the Rocca represented a defensive structure for the city, but today it's just a wonderful spot from which you can enjoy an unexpected view on the Lower Town and the neighboring valleys. The walk will continue towards Piazza Vecchia, the heart of the Upper Town, surrounded by ancient communal palaces and the imposing civic tower. Once you enter Piazza Duomo, you'll be fascinated by the majestic and unique Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, a real jewel of Romanesque art. There, you'll also see the cathedral, the Baptistery and the Colleoni Chapel, an outstanding Renaissance building. Walk along Via Corsarola, the main street of the Upper Town, and enjoy the lively atmosphere created by the old and modern shops, restaurants and coffee houses. To end the tour, your guide will take you to see the Cittadella, built by the Visconti family back in the 14th-century. Admire its timeless charm, while you notice the important museums all around you, until you arrive to the Colle Aperto. Just one tip: you might want to bring your camera along.

From Bergamo: Verona and Sirmione Full-Day Tour

10. From Bergamo: Verona and Sirmione Full-Day Tour

Depart Bergamo and journey to the medieval city of Verona, where you can travel back to the days of Shakespeare and call for Romeo from the balcony of Juliet's House. Admire the Roman arena, where operas and summer concerts are still performed on a regular basis. Get some time to stroll the narrow streets and discover Renaissance palaces at leisure. Then, make your way to Lake Garda and visit Sirmione. Wander the narrow streets of the former Roman summer retreat to see highlights such as the ruins of the city walls and Roman villa. Marvel at the 13th-century castle and see a rare example of a medieval port fortification used by the Scaliger fleet.

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What people are saying about Bergamo

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,690 reviews

A very memorable day. Andrea, tour guide in Verona, was excellent and so informative. The guide who accompanied us on the bus was also very good. The walking tour of Verona was incredible. The optional water taxi experience in Sirmione was awesome. I highly highly recommend this tour.

Our guide was excellent. She did a wonderful tour of the upper city and also shared her historical knowledge in a very easy and meaningful manner. Highly recommend this tour with Rosa.

we enjoyed nice and tasty Bergamo dishes.with excellent and educated guide . Recommend for people who ask to explore locals meals

Perfect, easy to follow directions and they let us get onto an earlier bus as we’d arrived early at the station.

Great plan easily worked without any hiccups. Speed very good