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Are you going to get away and do not know what to do in Bergamo? Don't worry, the city is perfect for a weekend getaway or for a few days of nonstop touring, as there's lots of stuff to do in Bergamo.

You should know that the city is divided into two zones. First, the Lower City is the modern city and is home to most of the official institutions. The Upper Town is the old city; this is where the medieval part and is where you'll find most of the things to see in Bergamo. Walking through the old city is an experience and one of the best Bergamo activities. Visitors have the opportunity to travel through time, as the whole area retains the look and feel of its origins, with the old walls keeping the atmosphere alive.

Inside the Upper Town, you can start your tour at the Piazza Vecchia, one of the liveliest Bergamo attractions. Nearby are lots of historic buildings which are now open to visitors. Among these is the Civic Tower, one of the best places to visit in Bergamo. If you get a chance be sure to climb to the top of the tower and enjoy the views across the city.

For more things to do in Bergamo, don't miss the Cathedral and the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, two imposing buildings full of art both outside and in. Outside the old town walls but still within the Upper Town, you can visit the fortresses of La Roca and La Citadella, a set of military palaces that will delight lovers of history who want to see more attractions in Bergamo. And after finishing a long day of sightseeing, there's nothing better than relaxing at one of the bars and restaurants of the lower town and trying the specialties of the region.

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