Bergamo is a small town in Lombardy, northern Italy, which was founded by the Celts in the ancient Roman times. Its rich history encompasses belonging to the Franks, the Longobards, the Republic of Milan, the Republic of Venice, and Austria. All of the town history is visible in its layered and beautiful architecture, primarily divided into two levels of the town: the upper, older città alta, and the lower, modern città bassa. Bergamo has a lot to offer for nature lovers and culture fans alike. Check out Culture Trip’s list on where to stay when you visit this fascinating town.
Petronilla Hotel is one of the best places to stay in Bergamo. The four-star luxurious hotel is located in Bergamo’s città bassa – a historical and serene quarter of San Lunardo developed in the 19th century. It aims to spoil the guests by offering the best of both worlds, the past and the modern world, combining the place’s history with the latest design trends. The hotel offers studios, single and double rooms. The hotel has a ‘wellness zone,’ an internal courtyard where you can have breakfast, and a cocktail bar.
This modern and spacious five-star hotel is located in Bergamo’s città alta, amidst the town’s most valuable sites and buildings. Relais San Lorenzo encompasses 30 elegant rooms of various sizes and standards, including a business room and a family room. The hotel has its own spa and a restaurant, ‘Hostaria’, with a lounge bar and a terrace with a romantic view of the Alps and the town’s historical center. It also organizes special dining and culture evenings, such as tastings, artistic exhibitions or aperitivi.
The GombitHotel is located in the heart of Bergamo’s historic town, at the crossroads of two ancient Roman streets and next to the famous Tower of Gombito. The hotel owes its classy design and unique colors to the artist Giò Pozzi. The hotel owns the luxurious Tower Lounge where you can enjoy your breakfast or take a break for an evening drink. The 13 simple, modern, grey-and-brown rooms of the GombitHotel are divided into classic, superior, deluxe, and suites.
Exclesior San Marco, a four-star hotel, is located in Bergamo’s lower center, but just next to the funicolare sky-train which will take you to the top. It faces a charming green square, Piazza della Republica, away from the noise of the streets. You can choose between rooms of four standards: standard, superior, deluxe, and a suite, sometimes with a balcony. All of them are designed in a beautiful, old-fashioned way, with wooden furniture and golden-and-red color patterns. The deluxe rooms and the suites have a jacuzzi. The hotel owns the elegant Roof Garden Restaurant with a view of Bergamo’s historical città alta,the Colonna Restaurant located on the first floor, and a cocktail bar.