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“Beautiful classic Italian square”
Review of Piazza Vecchia

Piazza Vecchia
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US$ 57.43*
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Bergamo Half-Day Tour from Milan
Ranked #3 of 142 things to do in Bergamo
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We came to Bergamo on holiday and visited the square three times for ice cream at Gelateria Pasticceria Dei Mille. Just lovely soaking up the sun, atmosphere and history.
The tourist information is around the corner so get your leaflets and sit, relax and plan a lovely day strolling arriving the city.
I recommend climbing the bell tower for fantastic views of the square and the surrounding architecture... try to time it after the bells ring though unless you want a shock.

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a fun little piazza and brings you close to a log of Bergamo's attractions. On one side is the museum, and through the archways you'll find the Duomo and the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. There are a few restaurants and cafes as well, if you want to stop and have a rest - or maybe a gelato. Kids seem to really like the funny lions around the little fountain.

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

€5 to access the bell tower for great views of the city - not well publicised as we had to ourselves on a busy August afternoon

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Reviewed 27 July 2018

The vibrant Piazza Vecchia is a medieval gathering space, surrounded by historic structures that have stood the test of time. We learned that Pope John XXIII once attended university in one of the buildings here; it is now a restaurant—one among many--with tables spilling out into the piazza. After visiting the stately Basilica, the Duomo and the Capella Colleoni all morning, we decided to pick up food from a nearby establishment, sit on a stoop under the Palazzo Della Ragione and enjoy a leisurely lunch, like everyone else. There was a lot to observe: we admired a bride and her entourage being photographed…we watched lovers whisper like there was no one else in the world…saw children feeding the pigeons before happily chasing them away. We noted an old solar calendar, inscribed on the stone floor and tried to figure out how it worked. Through it all, a musician played his steel drum. It was a pleasant and quite interesting place to stop and rest a while.

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Piazza is great with boutiques cafes alround and hotels
The history behind the city is worth the visit

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