We departed from Manchester T3 with Ryanair bound for the Beautiful Bergamo situated in the north of Italy, the flight is just 2 hours and a 15 minute transfer from the airport makes it a great option for a family short break of 4 nights.
We were staying in Citta Alta which is elevated over the new town of Bergamo so offering amazing views over the City.
Bergamo is a delightful town offering cobbled streets with endless little shops and restaurants where you can purchase cakes, home-made Pizza’s and plenty of other delicious local cuisine. The town’s main square Piazza Vecchia is where the Palazzo della Ragione dominates. My Husband and eldest daughter Lauren went up the narrow staircase and all of the 231 steps to the top of the Bell Tower, Torre Civica, which is 52 metres high. This experience cost just 5.00 euros each and is well worth the climb as the views are spectacular.
The next day we took the train from Bergamo to Verenna Lake Como with just one change in Lecco .The journey is approximately 1hour 40 minutes and cost 37.00 euros return for the four of us. At Verenna we took the short ferry crossing to Bellagio, which is such a beautiful town with it’s winding cobbled streets lined with shops bars and restaurants with stunning mountainous views from Bellagio across the Lake, we stayed for the sunset which did not disappoint.
The next day again we took the 48 minute direct train from Bergamo to the city of Milan, a short ride on the metro to the Piazzo del Duomo and as we came up the steps the Cathedral was breath taking. The bustling square and amazing shopping area of Milan was a complete contrast to Bergamo.
I would highly recommend this area of Italy to visit and it has definitely given me the incentive to see other areas of Italy…….watch this space….