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The 150m2 apartment is composed of: entrance hall, kitchen with dishwasher, one bedroom three beds a large double and a single room on the ground floor with anteroom, bathroom for the non-disabled, with another bathroom without a shower. Upstairs we have a very large Junior Suite, anteroom, bathroom with balcony overlooking the lower town, typical room of the place, stone wall bed 170x210 any two single beds 85x200, new bathroom, wall-hung sanitary 80x120 multifunctional shower. third bedroom, double bed and one single, "on request three singles" Bathroom with bidet and multifunctional hallway large shower.
Outside terrace shared with us: from a large table and tables for breakfast, lunch, dinner, rocking chair, relax armchairs. about 250m2 weather permitting.
Starting from the Dimora del riccio on foot, after about 200 m you will find a cycle path, to train, run walking surrounded by peace of greenery, we have a large supermarket a800m with various shops open 365/6 days a year 24 hours on 24, tobacconist, banks, gas stations, about a thousand meters from the home of Riccio making a walk to enjoy the landscape you will arrive in the Upper City without having to use the car, as a high city being an ancient city the internal roads are all ZTL, i only perimeter car parks which delimit the city are all charged € 1.80 / 2.00.
City is a destination sought by tourists even just passing through.
Dimora del Riccio has many advantages, the most important is to be placed in the paco dei colli, the landscape of Bergamo Alta: a few hundred meters from the old Porte Garibaldi, today called Porte San Lorenzo. Everything remains in a protected area, the advantage of being between the chaos of the city and the tranquility of a healthy rest at Dimora del Riccio, a Chicca in the green for lovers of peace after a busy day as a tourist. From the Dimora surrounded by greenery in a radius of 1,000 meters, we have our beautiful Upper Town in the center. The large Old Square with the Palazzo della Ragione, the Palazzo Nuovo, the Fontana Contarini, the Duomo, the magnificent Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Baptistery, the Colleoni Chapel, the Civic Tower or Campanone which still today every night at 22: 00 beats the 100 shots this meant that the doors would be closed until morning.
Piazza Vecchia means to say Città Alta: it has been for centuries the fulcrum of the political power of Bergamo and still today continues to be the place where one meets and lives free time. On the square there are majestic and imposing buildings arranged according to a harmonious and perfect geometry, so as to make Le Corbusier say that "you can not touch a single stone anymore, it would be a crime". The Palazzo della Ragione stands out, which dates back to the end of 1100 and represents the oldest existing Lombard municipal seat, and the Civic Tower, known as "il Campanone". In the center of Piazza Vecchia you can admire the Contarini fountain, donated to the city in 1780 by the Podestà Alvise Contarini On the opposite side of the square stands the Palazzo Nuovo, seat of the Municipality until 1873 and today of the Angelo Mai Library which preserves a book heritage composed of incunabula , cinquecentine, prints, manuscripts and other priceless artifacts, making it one of the most important libraries in Italy.
Built in the same spot where the ancient Roman forum stood, the Piazza becomes the center of the medieval city. Originally limited to the current Piazza Duomo, it is the place of public proclamations and the center of the commerce of the city, as shown by the iron bars on the side of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. These bars are called "measures" and originated in medieval times, when the fragmentation of power also led to the fragmentation of quantities. Each city created its own units of measurement for weights, volumes, lengths; which became an effective unit of measure only if made public and guaranteed by the authority, for this reason the Municipalities exposed in official places (generally where the market took place) the official references. The bars located on the Santa Maria Maggiore wall therefore represent the units of measurement in use in Bergamo during the medieval period.
Piazza Vecchia as it exists today begins to come to life only after the raising of the Palazzo della Ragione at the end of 1. 100, dividing the current space from the back of the Duomo: the private houses that stood there are gradually demolished since the XIV century . Once you reach today's size, the most important change occurs at the end of the Venetian domination with the construction of the beautiful Contarini fountain, desired both for reasons of embellishment of the city's heart, and for practical purposes (even today you can quench your thirst drinking from its mouths they represent sphinxes). It was replaced at the end of the nineteenth century by a statue dedicated to Giuseppe Garibaldi, only to be restored in its original form in 1922.
See where you put your feet, under the Palazzo della Ragione you will find an ancient solar sundial built in the eighteenth century; at 12.00 o'clock (with solar time) the ray that filters through the hole in the shield hanging from the arches will indicate the date and the zodiac sign. If you find yourself in this square around 22 prepared to hear the tolling of the Campanone, the Civic Tower that stands in the Piazza ... you must know that you will hear 100!
A few years ago, Piazza Vecchia has hosted an international event: "I Maestri del Paesaggio", set up by important international artists and landscapers, who for two weeks transform Piazza Vecchia into a magnificent "green square" enriched with plants of all kinds and objects of design. Borgo Pignolo is located between Bergamo Alta and Bergamo Bassa. AFTER VISITING THE HIGH CITY AT A FEW HUNDREDS OF METERS MEETED VIA PIGNOLO SOPRANNOMINATA THE VILLAGE OF KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM
Going up the village from the bottom you will come (URL HIDDEN) gradually towards Porta Sant'Agostino, along an incredibly evocative itinerary: to the sequence of Renaissance and neoclassical palaces, there are also the artisan workshops, including that of an internationally renowned violin maker. numerous restorers. Among the historical residences also one of the most prestigious city locations, the marvelous Palazzo Agliardi.
The uniqueness of Borgo Pignolo is to allow ancient art to meet contemporary art, making this little magic in the harmonious succession of art galleries and antique shops.
The path is enriched finally thanks to the many small locales that dot the main street, via Pignolo precisely. Suddenly the marvelous sequence of noble palaces gives way to an equally spectacular sight: the gate of Sant'Agostino, which opens a gap in the Venetian walls, the Parco della Fara and the incredible panorama of the surrounding landscape.
Visiting this ancient village you can not fail to notice the alternation of splendid 16th century noble residences, which enclose in their interior beautiful courtyards, while with your gaze you lose yourself in front of the majesty of the Venetian walls that mark the border.
Borgo Pignolo from Bergamo is also nicknamed "Borgo del Sapere": in the upper part today there is the seat of the Department of Literature and Philosophy of the University of Bergamo, just along the streets formerly traveled by distinguished figures from Venice: eminent rectors or city authorities, who passed through the village heading towards Città Alta.
Of the noble palaces that offer a perfect sequence of Renaissance and neoclassical art, one was then owned by the Tasso family, in which the distinguished poet Torquato was hosted! Others host incredible frescoes in the spacious rooms.
Going around among the cobbled streets of the village, do not miss the opportunity to enter the Church of S. Bernardino, where there is a beautiful altarpiece by Lorenzo Lotto, dating back to 1521.
Finally, in Via Pignolo there is the interesting Bernareggi Museum, 20 rooms dedicated to sacred art which contain, among others, works by L. Lotto, G. B. Moroni and C. Ceresa.Get the full listing »