Photographer's Note

Bergamo, a Celtic Town

From stunning views to 12th Century castles, Bergamo has plenty to offer. The town of Bergamo is divided in two - the città alta, the beautiful historic upper town, and città bassa, the more modern urban sprawl of the lower town. Bergamo's città alta is one of Italy's best-kept secrets. Enclosed by walls built by the Venetians in the 16th Century and set against a breathtaking backdrop of the Alps, the old town is a fascinating mixture of Venetian and alpine culture and architecture. Venice, in fact, ruled in Bergamo for over 350 years and, among other features, left a legacy of Venetian winged lions scattered around the town. Bergamo was actually founded by a Celtic tribe, the Orobi, hence the club's nickname Orobici. The town is also known as the Città dei Mille or City of the Thousand, due to the support given to Garibaldi during his unification campaigns.

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Additional Photos by paolo ardiani (pione) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 214 W: 4 N: 244] (2031)
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