Art and history buffs will adore the treasure trove of antiquities and culture presented by ancient Bergamo, but this unique Italian city offers far more. Situated at the peak of a hill, the upper town of Bergamo dates back to the 16th century and all surrounding, ancient city walls are still in place. The historic town centre offers a wealth of medieval and Renaissance buildings to delight, while the surrounding Bergamo mountain range adds even more spectacular natural beauty. Visitors should explore the shopping districts in the lower town of more modern Città Bassa, too. Budget airlines operating flights to Bergamo from a variety of regional and London airports make it easy to hop on a flight at the last minute and enjoy a couple of days exploring the delights of this beautiful northern Italian city.
Milan Bergamo Airport, also known as Orio al Serio International Airport, is the main airport serving the city of Bergamo and located just a couple of miles away. Milan Linate Airport is also only about 25 miles from Bergamo, although it's a more popular destination for national flights and some of the major European cities.
TUI, Ryanair, Vuelling, WizzAir, and British Airways all fly direct into Bergamo from airports such as Edinburgh, London, Cork, Dublin, and Manchester. Direct flights into Milan Linate Airport are also offered by easyJet and British Airways.
With direct flight durations of just 135 minutes, short breaks in Bergamo can be a great way to explore the city at over a long weekend. What's more budget flights to Bergamo can make trips affordable for just about anybody. Planning a longer stay in the city means there are even more opportunities to explore the region fully. Bergamo is close to the popular Italian lakes of Garda and Iseo, and it's an easy matter to visit Milan for the day, too.
The funicular railway links lower and upper Bergamo, so travellers of any age or ability will find it's fairly easy to tour the medieval centre of the Upper Town. Early risers will find one of the best-kept secrets of the beautiful Old Town is watching the sun rise over the mountains, creating a rose-tinted view of the lower town and the spectacular architecture in the Upper Town. Passengers arriving at Milan Bergamo will find affordable bus, shuttle or train transfers are available to Bergamo, Milan, and lots more popular city destinations.