Bergamo The city of Bergamo (about 90 km) consists of two different cities, the Citta Bassa (low city) and the Citta Alta (high city). Many people call Bergamo the most beautiful city in northern Italy. In the old, medieval Citta Alta you will find many historic sights including the 16th century city walls. In the modern Citta Basso you will find pleasant shopping streets, many restaurants and bars. The train arrives in the “high city”, after which you can descend to the “low city” with a cable car straight through the fortress wall. Bergamo offers a multitude of churches and museums. You can really enjoy the Italian life by having lunch in one of the rustic Trattoria in the city. See the site www.in-lombardia.com for more info.
Lecco (at 47 km) is the largest city on the lake after Como. The city lends itself to beautiful walks along the lake and to your heart’s content shopping in the pleasant shopping streets. In lesser weather, a visit to the indoor shopping center is recommended. Lecco is the city of the famous Italian writer Manzoni who wrote, among other things, “The fiancés” (“l promessi sposi).