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Bergamo Città Bassa, Italy

Porta Nuova is the main attraction in the lower city. The two sides of the Neoclassic propylaeum were used as "customs" offices for goods. A glimpse of the Città Alta can be seen in the background from here.
Beyond the Gate is Piazza Matteotti.
The sentierone, Bergamo's 1600 original main street starts here and is still the town's main meeting place and site for street events.
Continuing down the sentierone you'll reach the Donizetti theater (piazza Cavour, 15), named after the famous nineteenth century opera composer.
For more information on Donizetti, you can visit his museum (
At the end of the sentierone is St. Bartholomew's church (Largo Belotti, 1), built in the seventeenth century on the site of a Medieval convent and known for its monumental altarpiece by Lorenzo Lotto.
Other works by the restless Renaissance painter Lorenzo Lotto are found in the nearby Santo Spirito church (Via Tasso, 102) and, naturally, at the Carrara Academy (Piazza G.Carrara, 82/A), one of the most important art galleries in Italy for sixteenth to nineteenth century Italian and international paintings. Paintings by Mantegna, Carpaccio, Bellini, Lotto, Tintoretto, Tiepolo, Veronese, Rubens, Brueghel.
GAMEC is the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art just around the corner from the Carrera Academy with twentieth century works by Morandi, Balla, Boccioni, De Chirico, Kandinskij, Sutherland (Via S.Tomaso, 53).
Past the sentierone is Piazza Vittorio Veneto with its 1920's Torre dei Caduti in the foreground, commemorating the human sacrifice of the First World War. Reservations required, minimum 5 people. Further on is the Galleria Conca d’Oro, where the cable car takes you to the Città Alta.


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