Bergamo and its surroundings are one of the most beautiful areas in Italy. It is a real pearl of the Lombardy Region, with its majestic mountains, lush valleys, spring-fed lakes and a magic countryside.
Its territory extends as far north as the Lakes Region and as far south as Cremona. Wealthy and conservative, this territory is characterized by outstanding agricultural products, most notably its cheeses, rice, and cold cuts. The famous Taleggio and Gorgonzola cheeses, with its pungent and rich flavors, are produced right in this area of Italy, as well as the celebrated San Pellegrino water.
PLANNING YOUR WEDDING IN BERGAMO
With its lavish yet rustic Villas and medieval castles, the countryside of Bergamo is the ideal place where to celebrate the most important day of your life. Enchanting locations immersed in golden fields and lush forests, with wonderful terraces and endless swimming pools where to spoil your guests and amaze them with a unique Italian experience.
Bergamo is definitely the wedding destination of your dreams, a special place that you’ll be willing to visit again.
BERGAMO, THE HISTORICAL PEARL OF LOMBARDY
When getting to Bergamo expect the unexpected. This city is in fact divided into two parts: the Upper Town, Città Alta, built on a hill and protected by centennial walls, and the Lower Town, the center of the modern city activities.
Città Alta, the historic center of Bergamo, is a medieval village that has been surrounded in the sixteenth century by protective walls erected by the Venetian Empire. The heart of Città Alta lays in the central Piazza Vecchia (Old Square), one of the most ancient and beautiful squares in Italy.
In Piazza Vecchia you can admire the fountain of Contarini, the Palazzo della Ragione, the Historic Library and the Civic Tower (also known as the Great Bell or Campanone). Have a walk through the pedestrian-friendly streets, so narrow and romantic, which will lead you to splashing fountains, botanic gardens, medieval churches, and art museums. The stone buildings with which this old city was built date back to the twelfth century and one can easily says that time up here has stopped right in that period.
Indulge in one of the rustic cafés and bakeries and try the bergamask patissérie: from the lingue di gatto, literally cat tongues, light and buttery cookies, to the polenta e osei, a chocolate and vanilla sponge cake named after the most popular dish of this area, the corn mush.
BERGAMO, A LAND OF VALLEYS AND LAKES
Bergamo is not only about Città Alta. This stunning region, in fact, is very famous for its magnificent mountains and valleys.
The two main valleys are the Seriana Valley and the Brembana Valley named after the eponymous rivers Serio and Brembo.
Seriana Valley has its main center in Clusone, a renowned health resort, where you can also visit for the famous fresco “Dance of Death”. Mountain lovers will find themselves at home at the foot of the Presolana thanks to its beautiful ski slopes and hiking trails.
In the Brembana Valley you can also spend some days of total relax in the famous San Pellegrino spa, one of the largest in Italy.
Another famous spa center is the one located in the picturesque town of Trescore Balneario, a beautiful village surrounded by the golden and green hills of Bergamo.
If you’re more of a water person then why not heading to one the most beautiful lakes of Italy, Lake Iseo.
A few minutes driving from the big city, Lake Iseo is absolutely worth a visit, boat trip included. You can stop at Lovere, or Sarnico, two medieval villages with breathtaking lakefronts.
SAY YES IN THE BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS OF BERGAMO
Treat yourself with an unforgettable ceremony within the most coveted frame of the Bergamask countryside.
Plan your Italian wedding in the most exclusive locations of this territory: you will choose among rustic Villas, medieval castles, and centennial farmhouses. Venues are all very elegant and exclusive, with an impeccable service and comfortable spaces.
Spoil your friends and family with an Italian wedding made of local fresh food, the finest wines, beautiful people and a unique touch, that of the atmosphere of Bergamo.
HOW TO GET HERE
Bergamo is well served and can be reached by plane from all over the world. There are direct flights arriving in the three main airports of Milan: Malpensa, Linate and Bergamo-Orio al Serio.
|BY CAR FROM MILAN AND BERGAMO:
Take the A4 Milan-Venice Highway and exit at Bergamo.
BY TRAIN: From Milano Stazione Centrale take the train to Bergamo. The ride takes about 50 minutes. Trains from Milan heading to Bergamo are scheduled every hour (the last one is at 12:15 AM)
Bergamo's best places
Located in a charming village only a few miles away from Bergamo, this unique venue overlooks a beautiful and breathtaking panorama.
From its terraces and wide windows, in fact, it’s possible to enjoy the peaceful view of golden fields, lush forests and picturesque farmhouses characterizing the surrounding countryside.
Bergamo Castle represents the evocative past of this unique territory so rich in culture and history. Built around the year 1000, this beautiful mansion was originally a fortress of the Ghibellini Family, later transformed into a convent with the additional construction of a small private chapel.
Today the castle has become an exclusive event venue, able to host events of any size. Specialised in dream weddings, Bergamo Castle is the perfect place where to host an intimate wedding with the people you love the most. Aside from the big main salon which has been arranged in the former convent, this incredible location offers to his guests smaller rooms for a more private celebration. All elegantly furnished and still maintaining the vibrant allure of the past centuries, the indoor spaces of the castle are the perfect mix between modernity and tradition.
The high walls are decorated with the original frescoes and tapestry of the villa, which has been renovated with elegance and style.
Modern elements such as a huge swimming-pool and a breathtaking lighting system have further enhanced the charm of this stunning location.
At Bergamo Castle you’ll be able to personalize all the elements of your wedding: from the welcome cocktail which could be arranged in the gorgeous swimming-pool area or under the millennial porch of the estate, to the wedding banquet in one of the beautiful indoor salons of the venue or even in its garden facing the breathtaking panorama of Carrobbio. And speaking of food, you’ll be in very good hands thanks to the talented chefs of the castle.
Specialized in the local culinary tradition, the in-house catering will enrich your menu with some of the most refined and delicious dishes made with the products of its farm. Complete with gusto this extraordinary Italian experience by choosing to overnight in the boutique hotel of the Castle. You and your guests will have at your disposal six spacious and elegant rooms and suites for the whole duration of your little Italian escape. The perfect environment to get ready for the most important day in a couple’s life.
Bergamo Castle – Bergamo countryside
Capacity: up to 300 guests
Services on site: Outdoor space, in-house catering, Parking, Ballroom, swimming-pool, symbolic ceremony.
Accommodation: This location has 3 rooms and 3 suites available, all spacious and elegantly furnished. Otherwise there are picturesque hotels and holiday farms both in Carrobbio and in the nearby villages.
Wedding Ceremony: You can celebrate a symbolic ceremony in this location. The civil or religious rite can be performed in the village Town Hall or Church.
Bergamo Country Villa
Built among vineyards and golden hills of the Lombardy region, this splendid wedding destination was built in the sixteenth century, still preserving an evocative charm and a timeless atmosphere. Made of solid stone and surrounded by an untouched natural environment, Bergamo Country Villa is one of the most refined wedding locations you’ll find in the countryside of Bergamo.
Once property of the noble House of Medolago Albani, this enchanting mansion has now become the perfect place where to spend a memorable day alongside your Prince Charming and together with your friends and family.
At Bergamo Country Villa you’ll experience Italy and its countryside as a real local thanks to its evocative setting and the peaceful environment surrounding this wonderful location. Get lost in the nearby vineyards and pay a visit at the winery of the Villa.
Here you will taste some of the most refined wines of the local tradition among old oak barrels once belonged to the Count Albani.Taste the delicious dishes of the Italian cuisine and include some mouthwatering specialties of the local tradition in your menu. You won’t be disappointed as this will be prepared by a team of professional chefs in the in-house kitchen, who always create unique and luscious culinary treats.
For an intimate and relaxed celebration you can set the wedding banquet in one of the cozy salons of the Villa, elegantly furnished with original decorations of the period of construction and embellished with the distinctive stylish touch of the Italian design.
You can then continue the celebrations in the backyard court where your perfect Italian wedding will has its most iconic moment with the cut of the cake in this suggestive atmosphere. Enlightened by the bright smiles of your guests and by a romantic starry sky, you and your significant other will truly live the best day of your life at Bergamo Country Villa.
Don’t stop dreaming as you and your guests can choose to continue your Italian adventure by staying there for a couple of more days.
The Villa has in fact four beautiful rooms at your disposal, where you can enjoy peace and tranquility and from where you’ll fill your eyes with one of the most unique panoramas of the Lombardy countryside.
Bergamo Country Villa - Trescore Balneario (Bergamo)
Capacity: up to 220 guests
Services on site: Outdoor space, in-house Professional Kitchen, Parking, Ballroom.
Accommodation: This location has 4 rooms available, all spacious and elegantly furnished. Otherwise there are picturesque hotels and holiday farms both in Trescore Balneario and in the nearby villages.
Wedding Ceremony: On site only symbolic ceremonies. Civil or religious rite can be performed in the village Town Hall or Church.
Bergamo Chic Villa
The Villa is a very imposing structure yet preserving a delicate charm. It was built in the thirteenth century and was originally the central part of a medieval district. Its most distinctive element is the tower which dominates the whole estate, used in the past as a defensive fortress.
In the modern days, Bergamo Chic Villa has become one of the most refined wedding destinations of the Lombardy region and it represents an historic gem of the local heritage. The venue is surrounded by an infinite park characterized by millennial trees and evocative rose gardens. In the middle of the park there’s the main building, so beautiful and imposing.
Once you enter the main door of Bergamo Chic Villa you’ll be welcomed by a magic atmosphere given by the bright salons of the mansion, all decorated with frescoes and tapestries of the period.Bergamo Chic Villa is the ideal place where to host any type of weddings. From big-sized celebrations to more intimate and private events, be sure that this unique location won’t disappoint you.
Exchange your vows in this wonderful context, say “I do” surrounded by the glorious Lombardy countryside.
Start the celebrations inside the Villa, immersed in the intriguing history and culture of this amazing territory.
Amaze your family and friends with an elegant welcome cocktail under the medieval porch of Bergamo Chic Villa or in the lush park behind the tower. Treat them with the most delicious specialties you’ll ever taste. The talented chefs of Villa Suardi carefully select only the freshest and tastiest ingredients in order to prepare for their guests the most refined and luscious dishes of the local culinary tradition.
Live your extraordinary Italian countryside wedding in such a special venue. Bergamo Chic Villa will win your heart instantly and your invitees will never forget such a once-in-a-life experience.
Bergamo Chic Villa - Trescore Balneario (Bergamo)
Capacity: up to 250 guests
Services on site: Outdoor space, in-house catering, Parking, Ballroom, civil ceremony.
Accommodation: It’s not possible to overnight in this location.
However, there are picturesque hotels and holiday farms both in Trescore Balneario and in the nearby villages.
Wedding Ceremony: You can celebrate a symbolic ceremony or a civil ceremony in this location. The religious rite can be performed in Churches nearby.
Piazza Vecchia, the old square where this wonderful restaurant was founded at the beginning of the twentieth century, is considered the core of this picturesque medieval village. Città Alta has been listed as one of the cities to visit once in a lifetime, so you can imagine the beauty and the charm enclosed within this fortress built almost 700 years ago by the Venetian Republic.
This is why it’s the ideal setting where to celebrate your long awaited Italian wedding. An evocative atmosphere, narrow streets where to get lost, solid stone houses beautifully restored, picturesque workshops of cheeses and sweets here and there.. You’ll fall in love by the timeless allure of this Italian gem. Surrounded by city walls erected during the fourteenth century, Città Alta dominates the iconic countryside of Bergamo.
From the top of its Castle you’ll enjoy a unique and breathtaking panorama view consisting of golden hills, countless vineyards, a lush vegetation.. Wandering around the picturesque streets of this ancient town will make you feel like a medieval Queen. Set your luscious banquet in the elegant and refined context of Bergamo Taverna, a restaurant widely considered the best within the town walls.
Not only for the stylish design of its original furnishings, the romantic arches of the dining room, the ancient frescoes still glooming from the walls, the magic frame of its unique location..Bergamo Taverna is, above all, home of the most talented chefs of the city. Guided by the celebrated chef and owner Pierangelo, who has cooked in almost every corner of the world, this exclusive restaurant offers to its guests an innovative and utterly delicious cuisine.
You’ll be amazed by the wide range of specialties that you’ll taste here. The perfect mix between the modern taste and the genuine flavour of the local culinary tradition.
From the local cheeses to its selection of cold cuts, from the renowned wholegrain polenta to the rich and luscious roasts and stews iSnspired by the tradition.. Eating at Bergamo Taverna will be like tasting food for the first time. An incredible experience which will remain in your heart (and palate) for the rest of your life. A unique and refined way to celebrate the most important day of your life, alongside your friends a family. Say I do in the beautiful setting of Città Alta and indulge in the impeccable welcome and superlative cuisine of Bergamo Taverna. You and your future husband won’t be disappointed.
Bergamo Taverna - Città Alta (Bergamo)
Capacity: up to 100 guests
Services on site: Outdoor space, in-house Restaurant
Accommodation: Bergamo Taverna is a restaurant, therefore there are no rooms available in this location. However we highly recommend you to stay in one of the cozy and charming hotels of Città Alta like hotel Piazza Vecchia
Wedding Ceremony: You can’t celebrate any kind of ceremonies in this location. The civil or religious rite can be performed in the city Town Hall or Church.