Bergamo, the city of the 1000 wonders, opens its doors to a September made of artists ed events. An undeniable invitation to discover this pure Italian city.
Bergamo has always been known as the City of the Thousand. From here a group of volunteers set off to Sicily to work alongside Giuseppe Garibaldi. The city itself is a partially unknown Italian treasure. Nowadays its popularity is constantly increasing, thanks also to the Orio al Serio airport traffic: as the third national airport, it brings in the city a great coming and going of tourists. 60 km from Milan, 40 km from Lecco and that branch of Lake Como, 50 km from Brescia: Bergamo is a good starting point to move around in northern Italy through the most convenient connections.
The beautiful Bergamo Alta is an ancient walled town that can be visited with a nice walk or, more easily, with a panoramic ascent by funicular. Piazza Vecchia, the Colleoni Chapel and Palazzo della Ragione are some gems hidden among the inner streets.
The city is also often animated by events and artists that get inhabitants and tourists involved in various activities.
Here’s what this September is going to bring to Bergamo.
7-25 September 2016
Since several years, whimsical landscape artists have been redesigning the city’s profile, all thanks to the collaboration between Comune di Bergamo and Arketipos. This year the project is signed by Stefan Tischer, professor of architecture and landscape architect, in collaboration with the landscaper Lucia Nusiner and Maurizio Quargnale, responsible for the lighting of the stands in Piazza Vecchia in Bergamo Alta. The result is the Green Square: a walkway between the orobica flora biodiversity, a sinuous platform between plants that are typical of the area.
Every Sunday from the 4th to the 25th of September 2016
Palazzo Moroni, Palazzo Agliardi, Villa Grismondi Finardi, Palazzo Terzi e Casa dell’Arciprete: they’re all open to show the less-known beauty of the union between art and history in the city. Palazzo Moroni is one of the most representative works of architecture from the ‘600 in the territory, with frescoed interiors and artworks collected by the Moroni family. Palazzo Agliardi features a large courtyard and a bright central living room that opens onto a charming roof garden. Palazzo Terzi dominates the city with its panoramic view and is embellished with mirrors and elegant furnishings. In short, each one has its own beauty to be discovered.
One appointment/week, reservation required. Untile October 5th.
Info and reservations: www.dimoredesign.it
An appointment with design, art and architecture: in the luxury houses of the past, today’s designers personally show their creations and explain their professional career. Five masters of Italian products will hold high the banner of creativity. Dances will be opened by Alessandra Baldereschi, followed every week in turn by Viabizzuno, Alessandro Guerriero, Atelier Biagetti and Clino Trini Castelli.
Artists: Alessandra Baldereschi
Alessandra Baldereschi is a Milan-based designer. She has long collaborated with companies such as Swatch Bijoux, Fabbian lighting, Dilmos, De Vecchi, Coin Casa Design, Seletti. Her main focus is the creation of furniture and lighting pieces, and she has been named as one of the best designers of the new generation.
Which aspect of your training has been the most significant for you?
The experience in the Far East has printed a significant mark in my experience. From there, I switched from pottery to the realization of the first lighting product.
What are your main features?
The desire to learn and experiment with new materials and new production techniques..
Which is the most distinctive sign of your products?
A strong proximity to natural figures, from the shape of the leaves to those of the flowers; but also, creating less invasive products, and searching for lightness while maintaining functionality.
What would you like to create that you’ve never done before?
All that I have not tried to work on or that has not been requested yet. It’s intriguing how every piece of furniture is created in an alternative way.
Where to sleep in Bergamo
Piazza della Repubblica 3/4, 24122 Bergamo. 0039 035 270881
A classy hotel just a few steps away from the shopping streets and the walls of Bergamo Alta. The rooms are refined and provided with all the comforts for breakfast.
Relais San Lorenzo
Piazza Mascheroni 9/A, 24129 Bergamo. 0039 035 237383
Located in the upper area of the city, this is a luxury hotel where nature and excellent cuisine live together in harmony. It offers contemporary design rooms, together with a lounge and a spa.
Via Mario Lupo 6, Bergamo. 0039 035 247009
The hotel is located within the Gombit Tower, a true symbol of the city. It has just a few rooms, but the design and creative spirit among sculptures and ancient walls make it worth it to stop here.