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On Top of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo

by Lisa
On Top of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo

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The Top of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo is the highest Point in the Lombard City. Reaching a height of 52 meters in the already higher situated Citta Alta, the upper town, you have an amazing round view from the Top of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo. As the entrance is free with the Bergamo Card I could not hesitate to climb the Civic Tower! As the Card is just an entrance Card and no Ticket you have to go to the Ticket Office, grab your official Ticket for free and enter the Building. The regular Ticket Price is 3€ per Person, read here more about the Prices.

There are two possibilities to climb Campanone Bergamo, either by stairs or with an elevator. Of course, I took the elevator. Within seconds I reached the Top and I already loved the View. A total Round-view of Bergamo and the area around. But, I wanted more and I got more, by climbing a few more stairs. What I then saw totally shocked me and I immediately had to look the current Time up. I haven’t seen anything bad, but three bells hanging just a few centimetre above me. One of them was enormously huge! Luckily it was 11 minutes before noon, so I had about 9 Minutes to enjoy the View of Campanone Bergamo before making my way down again. All the three bells are mounted on an iron bunk and the biggest one, the “Campanone”, is even the largest historic bell in Lombardy. It has a diameter of 2.7 meters and the weight is estimated to be about 5580 kg. The “Campanone” on Top of Campanone Bergamo was cast in 1656. The middle-sized bell dates back to 1653 and has a diameter of 1.15 meters, the smallest and oldest bell measures 0.93 meters and was cast in 1474 by Gasparino from Vicenza. The sound system of all the bells is electrified in the meantime, for an exact stroke every hour (or every half for the smallest one).

What I really liked about the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo is how much you can actually see from it. It is possible to watch the Planes take off Bergamo Airport Orio Al Serio (BGY), all the nature in the Area around, of course as well the lesser Town of Bergamo and even the Earth’s curvature. If the weather is good you have a view as far your eyes can see, close details and gems such as the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore are of course also worth the view. If you are in Bergamo, go up the Campanone Bergamo, yo won’t regret it!

Address of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo

Civic Tower
Piazza Vecchia
24129 Bergamo BG
Italy
Ticket Price: 3 € (full Price)
Opening Hours: from November to March: Tuesday to Friday 9:30 to 13:00; 2:30 p.m. to 18:00; Sat and holidays 9:30 to 18:00
from April to October: Tuesday to Friday 9:30 to 18:00; Sat and holidays 9:30 to 20:00
Closed on Mondays

Pictures of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo

On Top of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo
Stairs or escalator
Escalator inside the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo
Escalator inside the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo
View from the Top of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo
View from the Top of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo

View from the Top of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo

View from the Top of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo

the big bell
the big bell
View from the Top of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo
View from the Top of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo

View from the Top of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo

View from the Top of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo

View from the Top of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo

View from the Top of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo

View from the Top of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore View from the Top of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
View on the lesser Town of Bergamo
View on the lesser Town of Bergamo

View from the Top of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo

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View from the Top of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo

View from the Top of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo

View from the Top of the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo

the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo
the Civic Tower Campanone Bergamo


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Lisa
<p>Hi, I’m Lisa and welcome to my Joy Della Vita Travelblog.<br /> Joy della Vita, inspired by the Italian language, means “Joy of Life”.<br /> And this is what can be found here. Travel, Food, Mobility & (Travel-)Lifestyle. I enjoy to travel on a budget, but some luxury has never hurt anyone.</p>

8 Comments

  • Livia Schacter
    4 - January - 2017 at 5:26 AM

    You are so lucky to go to all these places, keep going girl!

  • Abbey F
    6 - October - 2016 at 1:46 AM

    Bergamo looks amazing, I always visit Milan but I will definitely consider this Town as a Day Trip Destination during my next visit.

  • Emily
    26 - August - 2016 at 5:51 PM

    Italy is so beautiful, my favorite Country in the world!

  • Roberto Gussi
    26 - February - 2016 at 8:48 AM

    Hi Lisa, seems you missed the San Vigilio Stronghold: its towers are at higher altitude than the civic one in Piazza Vecchia, and you can really enjoy a breath-taking panorama from there.
    Another tip for the next time: at 10:00 pm, the civic tower’s big bell starts ringing for exactly 100 times. That was the last call for the citizens still outside the walls. At the 100th toll, all the upper town access gates would have been definitely closed for the night..

  • 2 - February - 2016 at 12:15 PM

    Looks very interesting <3

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