Weekend in Bergamo a.k.a. umpteen reasons not to go to Milan

Don’t be fooled by the empty slogans about fashion capital. On the streets of Milan, you won’t see anyone famous, and if you’re not working in the fashion industry, you won’t even recognize any of the top models walking on Piazza Duomo. Even if they are there, they are definitely not wearing the clothes from the cat walks. I will be honest with you- if your plan is to waste money to take a selfie next to hundreds of foreign tourists, who will make the same stupid faces as you, you better turn on Google Street View. However, if you are willing to get to know some real Lombardy, this post will be a good inspiration on how to spend a great time in the really magical places.

Almost every user of low-fares airlines has heard of Bergamo Without any rational reason, this village is treated as a necessary stop on the way to Milan.Milan. Those who were looking for a place to stay outside of this metropolis, had stayed overnight in Bergamo… and then… have returned to this place ever since. Bergamo may not have all the attractions that are so obvious for European metropolis, but the magic of this place makes you find something for yourself at almost every corner, where you are not necessarily treated as a tourist.

Bergamo. Foto: Instabloger.com © Zdjęcie wykonano aparatem Canon 550 D.

It’s enough to visit Bergamo just once in order to learn by heart the village’s topography This makes you feel like being at home away from home, where you can drink countless amounts of great coffeeand spend the day in the local cafeteria if you feel like it.

Bergamo Foto: Instabloger.com © Zdjęcie wykonano aparatem Canon 550 D.

Weekend w Bergamo

Bergamo. Foto: Instabloger.com © Zdjęcie wykonano aparatem Canon 550 D.

You can travel to Bergamo from Wroclaw (check here), Warsaw (Chopin Airport, Modlin Airport), Krakow (check here) Ryanair), Gdansk (check here Wizzair and Ryanair) and Katowic (Wizzair).

Bergamo. Foto: Instabloger.com © Zdjęcie wykonano aparatem Canon 550 D.

What to see in Bergamo?

In order to get to Bergamo from Orio al Serio you need to take the bus number 1 (check the timetable here)) The bus stop is located right outside the arrival terminal. It won’t take more than 20 minutes to get to the town’s center.

Bergamo. Foto: Instabloger.com © Zdjęcie wykonano aparatem Canon 550 D.

Bergamo. Foto: Instabloger.com © Zdjęcie wykonano aparatem Canon 550 D.

After you get to your hotel you will probably hit straight to Citta Alta where not only can you stroll around and sightsee, but also eat a nice lunch and romantic dinner or drink some good coffee.

Restauracja w Bergamo Foto: Instabloger.com © Zdjęcie wykonano aparatem Canon 550 D.

Restauracja w Bergamo. Foto: Instabloger.com © Zdjęcie wykonano aparatem Canon 550 D.

You can get to the upper part of the city taking a funicular train. After reaching Bergamo Alta hit to Via Colleoni (Gourmands, watch out for this street!), to see Piazza Vecchia, where you can find some „must-see” classics.

Widok z kolejki w Bergamo. Foto: Instabloger.com © Zdjęcie wykonano aparatem Canon 550 D.

In the back of the square (following Via Colleoni), you will find a passage to the next part of the city, where you can take another funicular to the place where you will be able to admire the spectacular view of the city! It’s worth going there not only for the views but also for a very nice pizza from San Vigilio restaurant.

It’s not the end of attractions for one day. The downtown of Bergamo offers you lots of charming streets, where you can try my absolute favorite pistachio ice cream, go to the theatre, or stroll down the citie’s planted area. I will write more about museum and other attractions in the next post.

Lecco, Varenna, Bellagio. Paradise in three acts.

Bergamo is usually explored by tourists on their first or the last day of the trip. Online guides write thousands of texts about countless attractions in Milan. However, Instabloger recommends you to take an absolutely opposite direction.

Get up early, go to the train station and buy the tickets to Lecco (2 EUR per ticket, you can buy them at the cash desk or in the nearby store) and from Lecco and from Lecco to Varenna. Right now I’m taking you to the Como Lake.


Peron dworca w Lecco. Foto: Instabloger.com © Zdjęcie wykonano aparatem Canon 550 D.

Train to Lecco leave every hour from the first platform (after entering the platform go straight right till its extension, that’s where the train leaves from). After about 45 minutes you will get to the station, where you next take the train to Varenna.


Jezioro Como. Lecco. Foto: Instabloger.com © Zdjęcie wykonano aparatem Canon 550 D.

I’ve been to Lecco several times but each time I’m there this place takes my breath away the same way. The view of the mountains together with the blue waters of the lake makes you calm and nostalgic. Take some time to cherish it. Sit down on the bench, enjoy the view, put your head up and get some sun!

Lecco | Bergamo na weekend. Foto: Instabloger.com © Zdjęcie wykonano aparatem Canon 550 D.


Centrum miasta. Lecco. Foto: Instabloger.com © Zdjęcie wykonano aparatem Canon 550 D.

You can find some nice places to taste some italian food,in the center of Lecco, but if you’re not dying from hunger hold on tight until you get to your final destination.


Jezioro Como. Lecco. Foto: Instabloger.com © Zdjęcie wykonano aparatem Canon 550 D.

When you finally feast your eyes on the beauty of this little village, go back to the train station and take a train to Varenna (the journey takes about 30 minutes). When you get to the station walk down to the harbor and go to the most incredible place – Bellagio!

Dworzec w miasteczku Varenna. Planując podróż do tego miejsca, warto kupić sobie bilet na pociąg już w Bergamo. Foto: Instabloger.com © Zdjęcie wykonano aparatem Canon 550 D.


 Lecco. Foto: Instabloger.com © Zdjęcie wykonano aparatem Canon 550 D.

Varenna. Foto: Instabloger.com © Zdjęcie wykonano aparatem Canon 550 D.

Varenna. Foto: Instabloger.com © Zdjęcie wykonano aparatem Canon 550 D.

This little village will make you forget all the stressful and bad moments that you’ve recently been through, including the hectic run at the airport airport and a lost luggage. For a few hours, you will be transferred to the fairy tale world of pastel, tenement houses, stone stairs, which, even though crowded, will take you to the magical places.

Bellagio is the village you fall in love with at first sight. You walk around looking through the gates of great, private home estates to see how the local people live and, let’s be honest, you’re full of envy that someone gets to live in this heavenly piece of land on a daily basis!

Bellagio. Foto: Instabloger.com © Zdjęcie wykonano aparatem Canon 550 D.

Bellagio. Foto: Instabloger.com © Zdjęcie wykonano aparatem Canon 550 D.

Bellagio. Foto: Instabloger.com © Zdjęcie wykonano aparatem Canon 550 D.

What’s worth seeing in Bellagio? Bellagio? Forget it! Just walk. Stop wherever you feel like stopping, look, smell, feel, everything here tastes as if you’ve tried it for the first time in your life! And if you’re looking for a place to eat in Bellagio, you will find some great spots here.

I will soon write a separate post on the cuisine, that not only charmed me with its simplicity and taste but also with friendliness and quality of service. This place is worthy of a dedicated text.

Bellagio. Foto: Instabloger.com © Zdjęcie wykonano aparatem Canon 550 D.

I will hope you will soon come back here and if you’ve been to one of the places I write about, write about your trip in the comment section below. I definitely plan to return to Lombardy so I’m sure your comments will be very useful.

Mapa Bergamo

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