Top 5 European City Destinations
By Stewart Creasey
27 January 2015
Holidays to Europe by train are becoming increasingly popular, here we look at European cities still alive with history.Read more
Bergamo is a large town in the Lombardy countryside, just south of The Alps. The town owes much of its artistic inspiration and architectural splendour to the influence of Venice, which ruled the town from the 15th to the 18th century.
Bergamo is split into two sections; a lower town and upper town that are connected by a funicular railway. The 'Città Alta' (upper town), is full of Renaissance buildings and is encircled by 17th century walls. The highlight of the upper town is the Piazza Vecchia, which contains one of the most appealing architectural ensembles in the region.
Alluring Lake Como has been attracting visitors to its beautiful shores for more than 200 years. On our spectacular tour based around the lake, we take in pretty Italian towns, lake steamers, mountain scenery and historic mansions. We also enjoy an enthralling journey into Switzerland on the Bernina Express, a stunning railway line with UNESCO protection.… see more
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