Ambivere is a comune in the Province of Bergamo in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 40 kilometres northeast of Milan and about 9 kilometres west of Bergamo. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,265 and an area of 3.2 square kilometres. Ambivere borders the following municipalities: Mapello, Pontida, Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII
Barbata is a comune in the Province of Bergamo in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 50 kilometres east of Milan and about 25 kilometres southeast of Bergamo. Barbata borders the following municipalities: Antegnate, Casaletto di Sopra, Fontanella, Isso
Bergamo is a city in the alpine Lombardy region of northern Italy 40 km northeast of Milan, about 30 km from Switzerland, the alpine lakes Como and Iseo and 70 km from Garda and Maggiore. The Bergamo Alps begin north of the city. With a population of around 120,000, Bergamo is the fourth-largest city in Lombardy. Bergamo is the seat of the Province of Bergamo; the metropolitan area of Bergamo extends beyond the administrative city limits, spanning over a densely urbanized area with less than 500,000 inhabitants. The Bergamo metropolitan area is itself part of the broader Milan metropolitan area, home to over 8 million people; the city of Bergamo is composed of an old walled core, known as Città Alta, nestled within a system of hills, the modern expansion in the plains below. The upper town is encircled by massive Venetian defensive systems that are a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 9 July 2017. Bergamo is well connected to several cities in Italy, thanks to the motorway A4 stretching on the axis between Turin, Verona and Trieste.
The city is served by Il Caravaggio International Airport, the third-busiest airport in Italy with 12.3 million passengers in 2017. Bergamo is the second most visited city in Lombardy after Milan. Bergamo occupies the site of the ancient town of Bergomum, founded as a settlement of the Celtic tribe of Cenomani. In 49 BC it became a Roman municipality. An important hub on the military road between Friuli and Raetia, it was destroyed by Attila in the 5th century. From the 6th century Bergamo was the seat of one of the most important Lombard duchies of northern Italy, together with Brescia and Cividale del Friuli: its first Lombard duke was Wallaris. After the conquest of the Lombard Kingdom by Charlemagne, it became the seat of a county under one Auteramus. An important Lombardic hoard dating from the 6th to 7th centuries was found in the vicinity of the city in the 19th century and is now in the British Museum. From the 11th century onwards, Bergamo was an independent commune, taking part in the Lombard League which defeated Frederick I Barbarossa in 1165.
The local Guelph and Ghibelline factions were the Suardi, respectively. Feuding between the two caused the family of Omodeo Tasso to flee north c. 1250, but he returned to Bergamo in the 13th century to organize the city's couriers: this would lead to the Imperial Thurn und Taxis dynasty credited with organizing the first modern postal service. After a short period under the House of Malatesta starting from 1407, Bergamo was ceded in 1428 by the Duchy of Milan to the Republic of Venice in the context of the Wars in Lombardy and the aftermath of the 1427 Battle of Maclodio. Despite the brief interlude granted by the Treaty of Lodi in 1454, the uneasy balance of power among the Northern Italian states precipitated the Italian Wars, a series of conflicts from 1494 to 1559 that involved, at various times the Papal States and the Holy Roman Empire; the wars, which were both a result and cause of Venetian involvement in the power politics of mainland Italy, prompted Venice to assert its direct rule over its mainland domains.
As much of the fighting during the Italian Wars took place during sieges, increasing levels of fortification were adopted, using such new developments as detached bastions that could withstand sustained artillery fire. The Treaty of Campo Formio formally recognized the inclusion of Bergamo and other parts of Northern Italy into the Cisalpine Republic, a "sister republic" of the French First Republic, superseded in 1802 by the short-lived Napoleonic Italian Republic and in 1805 by the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy. At the 1815 Congress of Vienna, Bergamo was assigned to the Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia, a crown land of the Austrian Empire; the visit of Ferdinand I in 1838 coincided with the opening of the new boulevard stretching into the plains, leading to the railway station, inaugurated in 1857. The Austrian rule was at first welcomed, but challenged by Italian independentist insurrections in 1848. Giuseppe Garibaldi conquered Bergamo in 1859, during the Second Italian War of Independence; as a result, the city was incorporated into the newly founded Kingdom of Italy.
For its contribution to the Italian unification movement, Bergamo is known as Città dei Mille, because a significant part of the rank-and-file supporting Giuseppe Garibaldi in his expedition against the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies came from Bergamo and its environs. During the twentieth century, Bergamo became one of Italy's most industrialized areas. In 1907, Marcello Piacentini devised a new urban master plan, implemented between 1912 and 1927, in a style reminiscent of Novecento Italiano and Modernist Rationalism; the 2017 43rd G7 summit on agriculture was held in Bergamo, in the context of the broader international meeting organized in Taormina. The "Charter of Bergamo" is an international commitment, signed during the summit, to reduce hunger worldwide by 2030, strengthen cooperation for agricultural development in Africa, ensure price transparency; the town has two centres: Città alta, a hilltop medieval town, surrounded by 16th-century defensive walls, the Città bassa. The two parts of the town are connected by funicular and footpaths.
The upper city, surrounded by Venetian walls built in the 16th century, forms the historic centre of Bergamo. Walking along the narrow medieval streets, you can visi
Azzone is a comune in the Province of Bergamo in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 90 kilometres northeast of Milan and about 45 kilometres northeast of Bergamo. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 458 and an area of 16.8 square kilometres. Azzone borders the following municipalities: Angolo Terme, Colere, Vilminore di Scalve
Albino is a comune in the province of Bergamo, in Lombardy, northern Italy. It is situated in the valley of the river Serio; the population continues to increase. Archaeological findings have showed that the area was settled in the Copper Age. In Roman times there were settlements in the area, though the first document mentioning a in vico Albines dates from 892 AD. Entangled in the struggles between Guelphs and Ghibellines, the town was fortified, a castle being built in the 14th century, it was under the Republic of Venice, with a strong increasing of textile and iron industry, peculiarities which still characterize Albino today. Albino received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree of December 27, 1991. Since 2009, the Bergamo–Albino light rail connects the two cities. Parrocchiale di San Giuliano, founded in 898. Rebuilt in neoclassicist style in the early 19th century, it houses works by Giovan Battista Moroni, Enea Salmeggia and others; the bell tower was designed by Cosimo Fanzago.
Convent of San Bartolomeo, in Lombard-Gothic style. It includes frescoes from the 16th-century renovation, 21 wooden sculptures in the choir and polyptych in gilded wood, it is a national monument. Sanctuary of the Madonna del Pianto, it is home to a canvas by Moroni with Christ Carrying the Cross and one by Salmaggia, The Deposition. Church of the Conception, it has a frescoes from the 14th and 16th centuries. Sanctuary of the Madonna of the Snow, on the country road leading to Selvino, it dates from the 16th century, has frescoes from the same age which were restored. Church of Sant'Anna, designed by Giovan Battista Caniana. Sanctuary of Altino, in the frazione Vall'Alta. Cistercian Abbey Sanctuary of Madonna della Gamba, in the frazione Desenzano al Serio. Erected from 1448, it honours a miracle that took place in 1440, when a maiden, praying the Virgin, was miraculously saved from the injuries received to her leg, it houses works by Palma il Giovane, Andrea Fantoni and others. Parish of St. Peter, a notable example of Lombard-Gothic architecture, in the frazione Desenzano al Serio.
Casa della Misericordia, with frescoes by Moroni. Casa Solari. Gazzaniga Cene Gaverina Terme Casazza Vigano San Martino Borgo di Terzo Luzzana Trescore Balneario Cenate Sopra Pradalunga Selvino Bergamo–Albino light rail About Albino Coat of arms of Albino
Averara is a comune in the province of Bergamo, in Lombardy, Italy. It is one of least populated comunes in the province of Bergamo, it is surrounded by the following comuni: Bema, Albaredo per San Marco, Olmo al Brembo, Santa Brigida and Gerola Alta. The coat of arms of Averara shows a golden eagle. Business site with information on Averara in English Averara in Italian
Adrara San Rocco
Adrara San Rocco is an Italian town in the province of Bergamo, in the administrative region of Lombardy. The town is situated in the Guerna river valley; the town is part of the Mountain Community of Monte Bronzone Sebino. The hills of San Fermo attract tourists for sports such as mountain biking and paragliding; the town dates from the Middle Ages, around the year 1000. The first documented evidence of settlement was the village of Adrara, which had not yet been divided into the two existing entities; the province of Bergamo was devastated by fratricidal conflict between the Guelph and Ghibelline, which in turn created a large influx of refugees into Adrara from these remote and quiet areas. However, fighting broke out in Adrara as well and a castle was built to protect inhabitants from the incursions of violence among the villagers. During the 14th century, the territory fell under the domination of the Calepio family, who took possession of most of the valley. In the following century the arrival of the Venetian Republic put a definitive end to the factional struggles.
Adrara experienced a period of peace and economic prosperity, along with a corresponding increase in population. After this time of peace, territorial conflicts emerged between the upstream parish of San Rocco and the downstream village of San Martino. In 1668, the territory of Adrara was divided into two different entities: Adrara San Rocco and Adrara San Martino. Lingering disputes took a century to resolve; the division was formalized in 1754, ending with the awarding of five ninths of the land to the community of San Rocco and the remaining four ninths to San Martino. The parish church was dedicated to San Rocco, dates from 1539; this church was restored during the nineteenth centuries. It has a long staircase outside. Inside are frescoes, among; the Shrine of Saint Faustino and Saint Giovita, better known as the sanctuary of the dead of Bondo, was built in the fourteenth century. Literary critic and biographical author Eugenio Donadoni was born in San Rocco in 1870