Walking tour in an ancient private tower house in the historic center of Bergamo
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- Private Tour
- 1.5 hr
The tower house is private and can only be visited by appointment, otherwise it is not open to the public. Accompanied by the owners it will be possible to see and touch the historical evolution of the building, as well as the historical center of the city itself, starting from the pre-Romanesque period to the Middle Ages, to then see the Renaissance period and finally reach the early twentieth century. A unique experience is the visit of the interior and the top two floors of the tower, containing period furniture and furnishings, still lived in by the owners themselves. You can also admire the portraits of the ancestors of the hosts, as well as those of the kings of Italy, from Vittorio Emanuele II to Umberto II, see their family tree and much more. From the top floor you can see the city from above, the Po valley below and the Orobic pre-Alps. In fact, the building was born as a tower house and from its top you could control the whole surrounding area. A tour through history.
Operated by: Marco "La Torre della Meridiana"
Stop At: La Citta Alta
I have lived in the upper town, the historic center of the city of Bergamo, since I was born. I live in a 16th century tower house, built on the remains of a medieval tower, which has been in our family for many generations. I love my city and especially the historic center and its villages. Growing up I discovered its uniqueness and the ancient stories that still remain alive and present in it, albeit hidden between the walls of the palaces and in the side streets. Small magical corners of the ancient city that too often are overlooked by those who visit it. Our tower house also preserves many of them, but only by entering it is it possible to discover them. I am always happy to be able to share our story with those who have the curiosity to want to know it. You will come with me to the top of the tower but beware ... without a lift. For foreign visitors, I will possibly use the simultaneous voice translator via my mobile phone. As a tribute to all participants, the Ospitality map of the Upper Town.
Duration: 1 hour