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Bergamo, Italy

A city of two sides

Ever thought that a city could have a dual personality? Well, Bergamo in Italy does. The city's unique topography consists of an Upper Town and Lower Town, connected by a funicular. Explore the knot of narrow medieval streets flanked by impressive Venetian walls on the ancient hilltop Citta Alta or Upper Town. This is where you'll find the 12th-century Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, with its stunning baroque interior. Once you descend to the Citta Bassa or Lower Town, relish modern architecture interspersed with beautiful churches, squares and shopping areas. As part of an exciting city break to Bergamo, there is no doubt that you will appreciate resplendent history within an Italian city that offers the best of the old and the new. When it comes to dining during your weekend break, savour the region's delightful cuisine at one of the many chic eateries dotted around town. Bergamo offers an array of acclaimed restaurants where modern and traditional cuisines fuse just like the old and new parts of the city.

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