“Besides Bergamo, I have visited many other fascinating places, but of course, this beautiful, peaceful city is closest to my heart, and I consider it my second home, no matter how much time passes. Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to return there, but I am sure that I will go back many times in my life.
If someone asked me what I liked the most, I would answer without thinking: everything! Of course, every place has its pros and cons, but to be honest, when I think of Bergamo, I couldn't say anything negative – I just fell in love with it.
I suppose that as a hiker or tourist, it might be possible to feel good anywhere for a couple of days, but spending months in the same place is a completely different feeling. Bergamo can't be called a big city, yet every single day had something new in store for me, something different, so I never got bored.
What is the charm of the place? I don't think I can express it in words. As the Upper Town (Cittá Alta) rises imposingly above the Lower Town (Cittá Bassa), or as we walk along the wall that surrounds it, a wonderful sight unfolds before our eyes: below us are the modern buildings of the Lower Town, which in some places are obscured by huge, bright green trees, while to the north of the city are the ranges of the Alps, clinging to the clouds.
In my opinion, exploring Bergamo would take two days for those who really want to immerse themselves in the mysteries of the city and discover every little detail. However, in order to admire the nearby attractions and sights, it is worth spending ten days or two weeks exploring the gems of Northern Italy, including Milan, Lake Garda, Lake Como, Verona, or even Venice.” (Alexandra)