Where is Bergamo in Italy?
Bergamo is one of the most beautiful cities in Lombardy (Italy) and has rich treasures from it’s long history and culture that have been superbly preserved.
The cultural cities Milan, Bergamo and Brescia form a kind of city triangle. Bergamo is the northern one on the hill on the edge of the Bergamasque Alps. In the northern arc around the three Lombard cities, the northern Italian lakes: Lake Como entwine themselves in the north of Milan, Lake Idro and Lake Iseo northeast of Bergamo and Lake Garda east of Brescia.
Milan-Bergamo Airport in Orio al Serio bears the name of the famous painter Caravaggio. The airport is mainly served by low cost airlines such as Ryan Air. There is a bus to Bergamo every 20 minutes, the journey takes 15 minutes. Many visitors who want to go to Milan arrive at Bergamo Airport. It only takes 50 minutes to get to Milan by shuttle bus.
Bergamo is visually divided into the two districts of Upper Town and Lower Town. And it’s really steep to get to the upper town. We recommend to take the cable car to the Upper Town, which takes you on an incline of 52% through the middle of the mighty Venetian city wall. The Venetian city wall was declared a World Heritage Site in 2017.
Festival Donizetti Opera 2021
The Donizetti Festival takes place in the recently reconstructed Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo. The following operas are on the program.