Car rental Bergamo
Bergamo is a town and commune in Lombardy, Italy
. Sitting in the foothills of the Alps and located 40 kilometers northeast of Milan
, it is primarily an industrial and agricultural market town. It also enjoys a prominent place in music history, being the birthplace of master musicians like Gaetano Donizetti, Antonio Lolli, and Alessandro Grandi. It has twined with cities including Buenos Aires, Pueblo, Mulhouse and more.
Make use of car hire to explore Bergamo
Car rental in Bergamo is the most stress free way for tourists to explore this beautiful medieval town and discover its natural treasures. It's only a few minutes' drive in a rental car from the airport to reach the city center. Bergamo is relatively small, as cities go, so you can easily reach the major sights by car rental in Bergamo. Take a ride to the hypermarket on the west side of Bergamo, there is a massive fish counter and you can get all sorts of souvenirs, clothing and the authentic snacks. Visiting the Orio Center with car hire would be a sensible decision, for this is one of the biggest shopping centers in Italy with over 200 shops, restaurants and bars, your rental car might get loaded with goods you buy. If you are into nature, then rent a car in Bergamo and head for Lake Endine for a relaxing day and enjoy the amazing mountainous landscape reflected in the sparkling lake water. To get there you can follow the Tonale Mendola highway towards Lovere. There are many charming little villages along the coast, where you can stop for a leisure walk. Moreover, Valle del Freddo (the Cold Valley) shouldn't be missed. This fantastic Alpine Nature Reserve full of beautiful alpine plants, birds and wildlife can be easily reached with car rental in Bergamo.
Parking with car rental in Bergamo
Travelers with car rental in Bergamo will find parking quite easy. Free parking places are available along the road of the Walls in the upper town. Two pay parking areas where you can park your rental car can be found the end of that road. There are also free parking areas in the lower town, such as the Piazzale della Malpensata, available from Tuesday to Sunday, and the football stadium, while pay parking can be found in Via Zelasco and Via Verdi.
Sightseeing & activities possible when you rent a car
The town of Bergamo is divided into two centers, Città alta" (upper town), a hilltop medieval town and Città bassa (lower town), the modern center of Bergamo, each containing numerous sights: Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (Saint Mary Major), known for its external Romanesque structure and the Greek cross plan remain, also where musician Donizetti was laid to rest; Bergamo Cathedral, dedicated to patron saint of the city Alexander of Bergamo; Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea , gallery of modern and contemporary art, containing paintings by Botticelli, Raffaello, Bellini, holding superb artistic importance. Not to mention all the great shops, boutiques, malls and restaurants throughout the whole town.
Celebrate your vacation with events & festivals in Bergamo
Bergamo has a full range of events and festivals to manifest the city's historical and cultural significance: Bergamo Musica Festival Gaetano Donizetti, the famous opera festival dedicated to composer Gaetano Donizetti; Orobie Film Festival, promoting the thems of mountains, nature, landscapes and people of Bergamo through films, documentaries, photography; Bergamo Creattiva, Bergamo trade fair of local manual arts and crafts.