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Duomo di Bergamo
Città alta
Torre Civica
Cappella Colleoni
Santa Maria Maggiore
Palazzo della Ragione
Bergamo Cathedral

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Bergamo was the settlement of a Celtic tribe but got conquered by the Romans in 196 BC. Looted by Attila´s troops in the 5th century, it became the capital of a Lombardian duchy a century later. After the conquest of the Lombard Kingdom by Charlemagne, the Franks ruled here.

End of the 11th century Bergamo had become an independent commune, with a lot of feuding between the local the Guelph and Ghibelline factions.

In 1428 Bergamo was ceded in 1428 by the Duchy of Milan to the Republic of Venice and was transformed into a fortified city, protecting the trade routes leading into the Rhine Valley.

The French Revolutionary Army ended more than three centuries of Venetian rule in 1797. Bergamo was part of the "Cisalpine Republic".
At Congress of Vienna, Bergamo was assigned to the (Austrian) Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia. Giuseppe Garibaldi conquered Bergamo in 1859. The city was incorporated into the newly founded Kingdom of Italy.

Bergamo has two centres: Città alta ("upper city"), a hilltop medieval town, and the Città bassa ("lower city").

Standig on top of the Torre Civica in the Città alta. The tower was erected in the 11th/12th century as a tower house for the (Ghibelline) Suardi family.

Just in front is Palazzo della Ragione´s stepped gable, behind the Palazzo is the Duomo di Bergamo. Further to the right are Santa Maria Maggiore and the Cappella Colleoni.

Geneviève Teyssier, Alexander Prolygin, Roger Dodger, Nicole Merdrignac have particularly liked this photo

 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Photo très intéressante. Nicole.
4 years ago.
autofantasia club
Looking good on the newly 'restored' and fully functioning Explore! :)
4 years ago.
 Martin M. Miles
Martin M. Miles club
"It's getting better all the time..."

Thank you!
4 years ago.

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