There's a wealth of reasons to visit Bergamo - and just as many reasons to arrange Bergamo car rental with TravelSupermarket...
If you've holidayed in Milan or Italy's lakes before, you've probably heard of Bergamo. In fact, you might have landed here; many low-cost airlines use the city's airport as a gateway to the treasures of the glittering capital and the lakes of the Lombardy region. It's a surprise then that the locals have managed to keep their gorgeous little walled city such a well-guarded secret.
With medieval architecture, a glorious mountain backdrop, and some of the region's most tempting restaurants, Bergamo should be swarming with tourists. Thankfully, it's not, and you can enjoy a few days here with a warm welcome and a charismatic and attractive city on your doorstep begging to be explored.
It's immediately obvious what sets this city aside from its Italian sisters. If you're in the modern, lower part of the city known as Citta Bassa you need only to look up to gaze upon the beauty of Citta Alta, perched in the hills above and wrapped by an ancient set of Venetian walls. It's here that a web of medieval streets reveal surprise after surprise as your feet lead you on a journey past time-worn chapels, churches, bell towers, museums, theatres and pretty fountain-dotted squares. But if sweeping views make your heart flutter, take an amble along the walls for far-reaching views across Lombardy and hop aboard the funicular railway with a camera at the ready. The railway connects the lower and upper towns.
Bergamo's airport is a 15-minute drive south of the city centre. Known as Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, as well as Milan Bergamo and Il Caravaggio, you can find great-value flights here throughout the year. If you're after cheap car hire, Bergamo Airport has plenty of rental providers and you can find a deal when you book in advance with TravelSupermarket. You can collect your pre-booked vehicle at the airport or at a location in downtown Bergamo.
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