Mura Venete
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CeilingsPA
Lansdale, PA772 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The walls are very impressive and over a large area, some great views from multiple points, well worth a few ours of wandering, viewing and resting.
Many levels, so have your walking shoes on.
Written 16 September 2023
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Antonio Q
Cluj-Napoca, Romania145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
It is a very nice place to go for a walk up to the Citta Alta from, it is a very relaxing and peaceful place with beautiful sights.
Written 20 April 2023
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Steve S
Palm Springs, CA1,682 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Bergamo wouldn’t be the same without its impressive Venetian Walls. This spectacular circuit is over six km long and is the perfect place to take a romantic walk and enjoy wonderful sunsets and a view of Milan off in the distance.
Written 21 January 2023
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Eyekaytoo
Leverkusen, Germany3,055 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I wiled away the best part of a day strolling around the walls of La Citta Alta, hilltop city of Bergamo. Of course, I did venture back into the narrow streets of this delightful town for refreshment & biological breaks, but, to the large part I enjoyed the walk and the lovely views down below to the new part of town and the hilly surroundings of this part of Lombardy.

I appreciated that fact that paths along these Venetian walls were peppered with park benches providing more than enough opportunities to rest weary legs, check stuff on my Smartphone and take photos. All very nice.
Written 16 March 2022
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jebuc
Wombourne, UK421 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Family
Had an enjoyable walk in the sun around the city walls . Fantastic structure and excellent views of the town.
Written 27 September 2020
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Malgorzata
12,113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The defensive walls of Citta Alta, known as the Venetian walls, are impressive, they extend for 6 km. They surround the upper city of Bergamo. The walls themselves are very well preserved. A great wall with an impressive view of the city of Bergamo.The picturesque location encourages unhurried strolls along the alleys of old buildings. It is lovely to take a walk along these walls and admire the stretching out over Lombardie. Walking on it is a real pleasure thanks to the trees and well-managed paths. I recommend a visit to this gem of Italy. They are one of Bergamo's most iconic buildings and tourist attractions.
Written 22 September 2020
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Suuz V
Schoonhoven, The Netherlands245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
This is my favorite place in Bergamo. The panoramic view is absolutely beautiful. So nice to sit here, relax and just enjoy the view! You can’t miss this place!
Written 31 August 2020
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Daji Screw
Prague, Czech Republic207 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This place is one of the best in Bergamo city. It's the most instagramable and when You go to see the major sightseeing sights in this Italian city, You cannot miss this place. From here You can watch the Alps as well as the entire city from above. Which is nice. Also, there is a large park nearby, which is a plus.
Written 24 January 2020
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Brun066
Florence, Italy12,740 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Aside of a business conference, I was able to take advantage of a guided tour of the Bergamo walls, on last September.
In truth, the visit involved not all the walls, but a limited sector of them, the North-eastone, more or less from Porta S. Agostino to Porta S. Lorenzo. However our guide was very competent, so the visit was really interesting.
Our guide has insisted in particular on the drastic restructuring that the walls' construction has had on the pre-existing - medieval -urban structure of Bergamo.
In fact, Bergamo didn't lack walls before, both in the upper city and in the lower one: the latter, contrary to what one might think, was already in existence in the Middle Ages, developed with a specific productive function, and is surrounded by walls since the fourteenth century.
Compared to these starting conditions, the walls built by the Republic of Venice since 1561 have two basic features:
a) They "ignore" the lower city; which therefore remains with its medieval walls, until these are demolished at the beginning of the 20th century.
b) They are instead dedicated to the upper city, where on the contrary they imply the razing of the medieval walls (in fact today almost non-existent) and their superimposition to the pre-existing urban fabric, which in many cases is truncated in its road network or even is subject to demolition, to make room for bulky new fortification works.
This operation is a direct consequence of the function of the walls, which are not aimed at defending the city as much as the Western border of the Republic of Venice, and therefore to some extent disregard the urban fabric of Bergamo.
The interruption of the existing road network is clearly visible in the upper city; but an expert eye is needed to decipher it, and even in this our guide was precious.
Another fundamental cognitive acquisition that was provided to us was the awareness - always integrated by the field reading - that the walls are systematically articulated on three superimposed floors, each with specific functions: that of the bulwarks at the top, that of the chambers for the cannons in the middle floor and that of the "posterns" at the level of the surrounding countryside. Not only that: it has been shown to us that the intermediate level of cannon chambers has behind its back a tangle of other chambers, corridors, tunnels, aimed to making the defenders self-sufficient.
In short, we have had the opportunity to fully understand the construction work of these walls.
Written 6 December 2019
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Ziellona
89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is really great to see those enormous walls (with 4 gates, through them are going cars and busses). Walk among the walls is one of the best here. You really should do that after visiting Citta Alta. BTW - sure that UNESCO took them under protection
Written 28 November 2019
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