Province of Bergamo

The province of Bergamo, among the most appreciated in Lombardy, contains history, ancient traditions and uncontaminated territories. The province of Bergamo is in fact among the ideal destinations for lovers of nature and mountaineering. Among the valleys of the Bergamo area there are numerous opportunities for recreation and naturalistic adventure: from Val Seriana to the Brembana Valley it will be possible to organize mountain hikes, climbing and trekking itineraries with various difficulties. Unspoiled nature ideal for high altitude sport lovers. The province of Bergamo is in fact very popular with skiers. In fact, there are numerous ski slopes in the province of Bergamo, which allow mountain lovers to test themselves on skis on well-equipped and generally uncrowded slopes. But the province of Bergamo is not just climbing and touring the majestic mountains of the Alps. The Bergamo area also stands out for the culinary excellence that are served every day to tourists and travelers visiting the beautiful territories of the province. The "casoncelli" (ravioli stuffed with salami and bread crumbs) must be tried, usually dressed with melted butter. Unfailing then in every typical Bergamo meal "polenta e osei" strictly of the tradition. The province of Bergamo has a total area of ​​over 2 thousand km² and extends through a variable morphology that reaches over 3,000 m above sea level (Pizzo Coca). Among the must-see destinations, absolutely visit the capital of Bergamo, with the upper city enclosed within the Venetian walls; the worker village of Crespi d'Adda, Unesco heritage with typical low and tidy houses; the thermal baths of San Pellegrino, in Valle Brembana and the "Seriana e di Scalve" Valleys, which will be able to offer enchanting walks through the woods immersed in the greenery.

Lago Barbellino - Province of Bergamo

Lago Barbellino - Province of Bergamo (Source: CucombreLibre - CC BY 2.0)

How to reach the province of Bergamo

By car

There are numerous motorway arteries and ring roads in the province of Bergamo, which connect the capital and the main localities of the area with the nearby cities of Milan and Brescia, but also with the main towns of Italy (Turin and Venice). Among the main highways that cross the province of Bergamo the most important is definitely the A4 ("Serenissima") motorway, which connects Bergamo and the neighboring municipalities to the cities of Milan, Brescia, Turin and Trieste. Please note that the main localities in Lombardy as the municipality of Bergamo have established the LTZ within its historical center. To avoid long waits in the access gates to cars are available parking lots of interchange with public transport, or through the rental service with driver (NCC) offered by you can easily and conveniently reach all destinations in the province.

By plane

The province of Bergamo is served by the international airport of "Orio al Serio" (BGY), which is only 5 km from the provincial capital and offers connections to various Italian destinations (Alghero, Bari, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Crotone, Lamezia Terme, Palermo, Pescara, Trapani). Also envisaged routes with the main European locations through flights and low cost airlines. To reach the city of Bergamo from the Orio al Serio airport, you can use the "Airport bus" shuttle bus service, which provides numerous daily trips that can take you from the airport to the Bergamo train station (in one hundred cities). From the Bergamo airport it is also possible to reach the central station of Milan (about 50 minutes) with the bus service.

By train or bus

The entire province of Bergamo is served by a dense railway network that offers regional, national (Turin, Venice, Florence, Rome and Naples) and international connections, even with high-speed routes. The main railway station of the province falls in the capital of Bergamo (Piazza Marconi) which guarantees direct connections to the city of Milan in about 45 minutes. The main railway companies present in the Bergamo area are Trenitalia, Italo Treno and Trenord. To find timetables, destinations and promotions, it is advisable to visit the website of the transport companies, where it will also be possible to buy the ticket. To reach by bus in the province of Bergamo you can use the public transport service or through private bus companies. Most of the buses that operate in the territory leave and arrive from the bus station of Bergamo, which is located in Piazza Marconi (adjacent to the railway station). From the bus station the Consorzio Bergamo Trasporti company offers connections to all the towns in the province.

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