In the heart of upper Bergamo and facing one of the nicest architectural monuments in town, S. Francesco cloister, still protected from the noise of the main street. Two minutes away from the funicular and the enchanting Piazza Vecchia, it is in a strategic position to reach the places of historical and architectural interest such as the Teatro Sociale, Piazza Vecchia and the Palazzo della Ragione, and St. Augustin church , to name but a few.
You will be lodged in a mansion house dating back to the XIV and XVI centuries. Walking through a marvellous old original wooden gate, you will gain access to the privacy of an interior courtyard with a portico, a central well, a wrought iron balcony and a blown glass door. The palace has belonged for generations to one family that take pains and devote resources to the upkeep of the building. A marvellous stately stairway of stone and wrought iron, ceiling fresco, period furniture, a beam ceilings and an unparalleled view over S. Vigilio Hill.
The province of Bergamo will amaze you for its variety. Renowned for Città Alta – the Upper City – one of Lombardy's most fascinating locations, it is rich with history and culture, all the while surrounded by the Bergamo Alps, gentle hills and crystalline lakes.
The Upper City is an enchanting medieval town, enclosed in intact 16th century Venetian walls, all cradled within the refreshingly green setting of the Park of the Hills. On foot you will discover not only magnificent monuments, but quaint cobblestone lanes winding past centuries-old houses. The ancient city spreads out into characteristic burgs in the lower and dynamic city with its smart shops, museums and the Donizetti theatre.
Lake Iseo, of glacial origin, is one of Lombardy's most beautiful lakes where you will find Europe's largest lake island. The lake teems with trout and pike, while its shores produce a superb olive oil.
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