Cupid Awaits…Valentine’s Weekend in Bergamo
@ | 10 February 2016
Once you arrive in Bergamo, there’s no doubt you’ll fall in love with the city… Here are our 10 suggestions for a romantic weekend to celebrate Valentine’s Day (or any weekend of the year) with a special someone!
- SAN VIGILIO
Kick things off with a classic visit to the Colle di San Viglio, taking in the incredible panorama of the Città Alta, which was a favorite of author Herman Hesse. Indulge in a candlelit dinner in one of the restaurants nearby for a night to remember.
- THE VENETIAN WALLS
After dinner head out for a stroll along the Venetian Walls, which contain the Città Alta and await certification as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop for a moment at the Porta di San Giacomo for a unique experience, the views here are unbelievable.
- THE STAIRS OF CITTÀ ALTA
There’s a path crossing from Città Alta (the upper city) to Città Bassa (the lower city) through picturesque landscapes and stairs that wind through centuries-old walls.
- A NIGHT AT THE THEATER
Another classic: the Donizetti Theater, with its elegant atmosphere from the late 1700’s. Enjoy a spectacle and take a quick stroll on the Sentierone before returning home.
- MARENZI PARK
This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday. While the weather might not be ideal for a picnic, stop by the charming Marenzi Park for a romantic break.
- PASSO DELLA PRESOLANA
Grab the car for this one and head to the Presolana Pass. Just under an hour from Bergamo, follow the indications for “Salto degli Sposi”. Here you’ll find a short trail that leads to a cliff with a jaw-dropping view.
- LAKE ISEO
The lakes in Lombardia are among the most romantic, and Lake Iseo is no exception, whether you’re on the shores near Bergamo or Brescia! Stop for a coffee on the Lovere lakeside to admire Montisola, a stunning island.
- SAN PELLEGRINO TERME
Lovers of the belle époque or Neoclassical style should definitely check out San Pellegrino, where they’ve recently reopened the historical terme (spa!). Indulge in a few hours of complete relaxation and maybe even an Aperiterme (happy hour in the spa).
- ISOLA BERGAMASCA
The Isola Bergamasca hides some incredible shoreline along the Adda river where you can find some peace and quiet, taking the ferry designed by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1513 from Villa d’Adda to the coast of Lecco.
- DANSE MACABRE, CLUSONE
If you’re looking for something a bit more dynamic, grab the car and head over to Clusone. There you can catch the Danse Macabre in the Oratorio dei Disciplini for a different way to celebrate the day of love!