Bergamo land of Donizetti - half day trip from Milan ★★★★☆(4)

  • Coach
  • Half day
  • Headphones
  • Tour guide

Your trip

Take an afternoon visit to Bergamo, the birth place of the famous composer Gaetano Donizetti, and enjoy a city tour of the old town 'Città Alta'. Situated on the foot of the Alps overlooking the lively new town, this medieval mecca is bursting from wall to wall with history and culture.


  • Two-hour guided walking tour through the walled hilltops of Bergamo’s Old Town
  • English Speaking tour guide
  • See the cathedral, town hall, baptistery, chapel and central piazza
  • Explore the surrounding town walls
  • Return travel from Milan downtown
Stretching for more than five kilometres, the medieval walls that once protected the hilly old town of Bergamo are one of the most important pieces of evidence of defensive structures in the fifteenth century. Celts, Goths, Romans and Lombards have all lived on the hill, but it was the four centuries under the Venetian rule that were the most significant in creating the town’s charming history and culture.
Ride the funicular from downtown to the top of the hill where your guided walking tour will pass through Piazza Vecchia, the heart of the old town. The tour continues to remarkable historical and religious monuments such as the town hall (Palazzo della Ragione), the St. Maria Maggiore cathedral, the Colleoni chapel and the baptistery.
Take a moment to admire the beautiful mountain region that extends all the way to Lake Como. Marvel at the lush vegetation, villas, farmhouses and woods before finally heading back to the bus for Milan.
Bergamo was the hometown of the leading composer of the bel canto opera style Gaetano Donizetti.


Tour in english only every monday

Departure from Milan, Zani Viaggi Agency / Milan Visitor Center, Via Cusani / Largo Cairoli (MM1 Cairoli - MM2 Lanza)

5 hours

Returns to original departure point


- Guided tour of Bergamo
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Professional tour guide

- Tips (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop off

- Times subjected to organization and/or traffic problems


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4 Reviews

- 18-07-2018 -


Hello. thank you for your tour. The tour itself was awesome. The driver and the guide were awesome. They made up for the bad experience at your main office. Customer Service: You team at your offices need to smile more, be more kind, be more helpful. They made me regret my tour. I checked in various times and I almost missed my bus. I was sitting in the waiting area. There was no care and concern. I traveled far to go to Milan and its surrounding areas. Again, the bus driver and tour guide were awesome. I enjoyed my tour.

- 10-10-2016 -


Tour molto bello. Guida preparata e autista bravo. Bergamo è stata davvero una splendida scoperta. Si raggiunge in meno di un'ora dal centro di Milano. Consigliata

- 03-10-2016 -

Cristina RITALIA

Era da tanto tempo che volevo visitare Bergamo e ringrazio Zani Viaggi per aver organizzato questo tour giornaliero. Tutto molto ben organizzato. Ci ritornerò volentieri

- 13-09-2016 -

Federico R

Posto stupendo. Bus pulito. Guida gentile