Carpe Diem casa vacanza
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Carpe Diem Casa Vacanza is located not far from the center of Bergamo (5 min by car). Apartment has modern interior and provided with all necessary for comfortable staying.
There are bedroom, bathroom and large living room combined with kitchen corner and dining area. Each room has air conditioner.
Bedroom has big double bed, spacious wardrobe with some hangers, clothes-press and shoes shelves.
Kitchen is fully equipped with kettle, toaster, microwave, juicing machine, gas stove with oven, refrigerator. Also there is full set of cooking battery, dishes, cups, covers and etc.
The bathroom is completed with sink, toilet, bide, shower cabin and hairdryer.
Spacious living room provided with comfortable sofa-bed, armchair-bed, flat-screen TV with USB interface and working area. Free WI-FI available, iron facilities.
Apartment is comfortable for staying of max 5 persons + 1 child below 3 y.o. Children under 3 y.o. are provided with cot and necessary bed linen for free.
The apartment is close to a number of shops, bars and restaurants. Few steps from apartment there is supermarket, pharmacy, banks. It is few meters from tram and bus stops, which directly connected with Central Train Station (less than 10 min). Orio al Serio (BGY) airport is 10 min drive by car (9,5km). On request we can provide to the transfer from/to airport. Malpensa Airport (MXP) is 88 km far (only 1 hr by car).
Apartment is non-smoking, pets are not allowed.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Orio al Serio BGY 9 km, Nearest railway: Bergamo 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 1|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Lombardy region
Beautiful Bergamo city. This is how a Venetian traveller in the seventeenth century described the city as he crossed Lombardy. He had probably already returned to Venice when he put down his thoughts, but still had an image of the city in his mind, as well as his heart, high on the hilltop as he approached from the plain, slowly making out the details among the wonderful profile of spires and bell towers.
This is the same image that today welcomes tourists, even if they have less opportunities than the traveller to stop and admire the view, which is often obstructed by new buildings.
But once through the main gate in the walls, dedicated to Sant'Agostino, the city on the hill is just the same as it was four centuries ago.
A drinking fountain of white marble and grey sandstone gushing a jet of fresh spring water greeted the tired traveller and was a symbol of the richness and abundance of the city.
Another fountain today attracts the attention of the visitor. It is the one in Piazza Vecchia, a focal point that enhances the proportions of the square, considered one of the most beautiful in the area over which Venice extended its rule. In fact, some believe that it seems like a theatre stage, such is the perfect balance between the open space, united by the large square paving slabs, and the alignment of the buildings, dominated by the sheer size of the civic tower or Campanone (bell tower). Like a giant stone exclamation mark, towards which the lines of this well-proportioned area converge, the tower is best admired from the opposite side of the square. Let your gaze roam freely until it is drawn towards the top of the tower, the highlight of this wonderful building.
And looking through the light and shade of the loggia under the Palazzo della Ragione, you can almost make out the stock characters, the immortal Arlecchino (Harlequin) and his crony Brighella, of the Italian Commedia dell'Arte, which according to tradition was created in the Bergamo region. A stage where history and legends, great personalities and artists accompany visitors on their tour of the city.
You can also change your viewpoint and reach the top of the Campanone with a fast and modern lift. From here you can admire the wonderful 360-degree view over the roofs, the plain, and the lush green hills beneath the Orobie Alps, and plan your tour of the city, in discovery of its treasures.
A bird's eye view would be ideal to see the close relationship that exists between modern Bergamo on the plain and the old part of the town, represented by the borghi or districts. These developed along the principal roads of communication between the upper town and the surrounding areas. The most important, in terms of art and history, are Borgo Pignolo, Borgo Palazzo and Borgo Sant'Alessandro.
At the heart of Borgo Pignolo are two extraordinary art museums: the “Bernareggi” Museum of Sacred Art and, in adjacent Via San Tommaso, the famous Pinacoteca Carrara, an art gallery situated near to the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art (GAMEC). The modern town developed between the district of Pignolo and Sant'Alessandro between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The most significant places in the modern town are the Sentierone, where locals take their traditional passeggiata, and the Torre dei Caduti (Memorial Tower). The Sentierone is overlooked by the Donizetti Theatre and its romantic monument dedicated to the maestro, and the church of San Bartolomeo, with its large altarpiece by Lorenzo Lotto “Madonna with Child on a throne and Saints”. If you would like to get a souvenir photo of Bergamo condensed into one shot, we recommend heading to the propylaea of Porta Nuova, two Neoclassical buildings standing either side of Viale Vittorio Emanuele. With the station behind you, the left-hand propylaeum is the ideal point to capture the view which opens out towards Città Alta and its skyline from the balanced space of the Sentierone. Click! Done! You can keep the memory of an unforgettable city always on you, as well as in your heart and mind.
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