We stayed in Bergamo by #accident. Our flight didn't arrive until midnight so we decided to stay there the first night as Milan is 50 kilometers away.
On looking for an hotel for that night I searched the web and found that one of the 50 #things you should do before you die is to stay in Bergamo - that was enough for me. We weren't sorry we stayed there for the duration of our stay. It really was like staying in an oil painting. I still can't believe I took that first photo.
This was the view from the bus stop. How many bus stops have a view like this?
Bergamo Alta (on the hill) is an ancient city and the buildings are stunning.
Piazza Vecchia was around the corner from our hotel and was undergoing a revamp when we were there but I took this picture omitting the scaffolds. The clock tower has a 24 hour clock as well as the 12 hour one.