Where To Stay In Bergamo, Italy: 10 Hotels & Vacation Rentals - Updated 2024

where to stay in bergamo italy
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Time seems to come to a standstill when you enter Bergamo, a city in Lombardy just 40 km (25 mi) northeast of Milan. In Città Alta, the upper city, broad cobblestone paths wind past Renaissance and Baroque style buildings, leading to majestic palazzos and thriving piazzas that have stood for centuries.

Surrounding the upper city is a formidable stone wall which has guarded the city since the early 14th-century. The border, especially ethereal at night under the red glow of the street lamps, was built by the Venetians who ruled the city for almost 400 years. A funicular connects the ancient administrative centre of Bergamo to the more modern residential quarters – Città Bassa, the lower city – which itself has a history dating all the way back to the 19th-century.

Here, we recommend 10 accommodation options, from hotels to vacation rentals, where you can head out from to experience life in the medieval town of Bergamo.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 20, 2024.

1. Palazzo Rivola (from USD 250)

Palazzo Rivola is another gem just minutes away from Piazza Vecchia, and the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. This contemporary palace contrasts rustic styles with contemporary fittings to create a unique ambience in each room. Unpolished wooden door frames are paired with concrete-grey walls, and bare brick feature walls augment the pop of lime-green or orange of the bed frames.

Located on the 3rd and 4th floor of a 17th-century building, guests can be sure of a peaceful sleep at night. In the morning, you can enjoy a traditional Italian breakfast with views of the beautiful city below. This quaint B&B only has 5 rooms, so do make sure to reserve your places early!

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Palazzo Rivola

Wifi Available

Address: Via Tassis 21
215 meters (0.2 ft) from Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Parking Room service Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Family rooms Breakfast in the room Internet services

2. Gombit Hotel (from USD 429)

Beneath the hewn stone exterior of Gombit Hotel, a playful, minimalist interior lies waiting to delight guests. The eclectic hotel is a project of the prestigious DesignHotels circuit, which brings together artists dedicated to applying their creativity to living spaces. Each space in Gombit has been carefully curated to a color theme, be it the earth-brown of the classic room, the deep orange of the deluxe room, or the pastel green of the superior room. Design culminates in the suite loft, which features a mahogany staircases set against a floor to ceiling stone wall. Most impressive of all, the furnishings in Gombit Hotel are tailor made with comfort and spatial geometry in mind.

Gombit Hotel can be found next to Torre del Gombito, a 13th-century stone tower built as a symbol of power to restrict access to Piazza Vecchia. Today, it is opened to the public, who can scale its 263 steps to discover sweeping views of the city and its surrounding vistas. On clear days, you can even see as far as Milan.

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Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Via Mario Lupo 6
120 meters (393.1 ft) from Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Parking Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms

3. Fabulous Central Flat (from USD 269)

The Fabulous Central Flat is fabulous for two reasons. First, for its convenient location. The modern flat is located surprisingly close to the historic landmarks in Città Alta, underlining the fact that this city’s best treasures are behind its walls. Second, for its refined design. The monochromatic color scheme of the apartment is anything but dull, oozing sophistication with the owner’s tasteful choice of steel, wood, and glass as the primary materials for its furnishings. Large windows let in an abundance of natural light, reflecting off the white walls to brighten the space naturally.

If such a spacious three bedroom apartment, seated in a prime location, is not reason enough to convince you to rent the property, perhaps the knowledge and affability of the host Anna just might.

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Bergamo, Lombardia, Italy
1.47 km (1.0 mi) from Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
205 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very nice kitchen and full amenities
we found the kitchen lacking in the basic amenities and in general was not set up for optimum comfort
the street has nice cafes for breakfast
very spacious and cozy apartment with a lot of natural light especially in the living room
anna's apartment is really spacious and comfortable and it looks even better than the photos
the place was very clean and the space was massive
apartment was extremely clean
it was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay
it was big clean and comfortable for our group of 6
anna's place is beautiful and spacious very clean and well equipped
anna was a fantastic host
anna was a fantastic host
anna and roberto are great hosts
she is a wonderful host
anna is a very friendly host
great location close to transportation
the location was great only a 5-minute walk away from the station
great central location near the bus terminal
great location near to bus & rail station
amazing apartment in a good location with the train station within easy walking distance
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4. Petronilla Hotel (from USD 257)

Petronilla Hotel is a boutique hotel in the borough of San Leonardo in Città Bassa. The place is excellent for its attention to detail, be it in meeting the needs of their guests, or in the wooden bathtub and unique decor of its rooms. Its lower ground floor is a wellness zone where you can soak in the wooden hot tub, meditate in the infrared sauna, or request for a deep-body massage.

The 12 rooms of Petronilla are themed according to contemporary art icons such as Caravaggio or Giorgio De Chirico. Depending on the masterpiece featured, the palettes and furniture are matched accordingly. To ensure that you enjoy the most out of Bergamo, the hotel even offers itineraries customised to your schedule and interests.

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Petronilla - Hotel In Bergamo

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Via San Lazzaro 4
1.24 km (0.8 mi) from Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

5. Best Western Hotel Cappello d'Oro (from USD 149)

Best Western Hotel Cappello d’Oro is a 4 star business hotel in Città Bassa that offers all the modern amenities of a conventional hotel, with the warm hospitality of Bergamo culture. The hotel offers a lavish breakfast spread from 6.30am to get you going nice and early. There is also a sauna and gym to help you unwind after a long day of exploring. Just 5 mins away from Bergamo Train Station, the Best Western is ideal for those visiting the town for a brief stopover.

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Hotel Cappello D'Oro, BW Signature Collection

Wifi Available

Address: Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII 12
1.23 km (0.8 mi) from Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

6. Excelsior San Marco Hotel (from USD 177)

The Excelsior San Marco Hotel is another classic option in Città Bassa, just a 15 minute walk away from the funicular. While the rooms are immaculate and well-equipped as is the standard for any 4 star accommodation, it is the Roof Garden Restaurant that leave many visitors raving.

Facing Città Alta, the restaurant has a superb view of the walled city and its soaring bell towers, steeples, and domes. Its all glass design is intended to harmonise the ancient of the outside, with the stylish setting of the inside. In the summer, request for an alfresco seat in the spacious balcony to watch the milling crowds below, as you tuck into a full course Italian meal.

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Hotel Excelsior San Marco

Wifi Available

Address: Piazzale della Repubblica 6
700 meters (0.5 ft) from Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning

7. Loft nel cure di Città Alta (from USD 118)

In Loft nel cure di Città Alta, the words “sii all'altezza dei tuoi desideri” – be worthy of your desires – is written prominently on the wall. It is not hard to be inspired by such thoughts in this exquisite loft, with its exposed rafters, uncluttered layout, and basic black and white interior that encourages gentle living.

The loft is situated right behind the Duomo. You can get a glimpse of Città Bassa, and even Milan on clear days, through the many windows that brighten the place immensely. Outfitted with a full kitchen and other essential appliances, you can definitely settle in to the apartment for a few nights and experience living in the surreal upper city.

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Bergamo, Lombardia, Italy
87 meters (284.5 ft) from Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
225 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
an amazing modern apartment with all the amenities you need
this is a lovely apartment with a very large living room amazing views and very bright
the views were wonderful the bed very comfortable and everything was incredibly clean
top floor apartment with stairs rewarded by magnificent view
other than the very steep stairs and loud bell tower the apartment is a great find
everything was very clean and tidy
the apartment is super clean and tidy very modern but set in a beautiful old palazzo
the flat is nicely renovated and was sparkling clean
it is furnished very we'll and was very clean it has everything you need
the apartment was clean and inviting and we would have loved to stay for more than one night
simona is a wonderful host
great apartment and exceptional host
simona is a great host
great place lovely host and was exactly as portrayed
simona was lovely - a fantastic host who went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable
the location was perfect and very close to everything in citta alta
amazing apartment in a brilliant location
great apartment with a perfect location in the city
the apartment is in a great location right in the middle of the old town
beautiful place great location right in the heart of the città alta
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8. Porta Dipinta house Upper Bergamo (from USD 213)

Porta Dipinta house Upper Bergamo is also a vacation rental located in an energetic part of Città Alta, a mere 550 m (1,804 ft) away from the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. However, the owners of Porta Dipinta chose to accentuate Bergamo’s historicity with parts of the building’s original stone walls left uncovered. Frescoes adorn the bedrooms, affirming the local sentiment that art should be celebrated by everyone, everywhere.

A line of teal green wooden shutters takes you through to a wrought-iron balcony, which overlooks an elegant courtyard. Feel free to sip a glass or two of cool wine under the sheltered patio table, or in the colder months, take your conversation indoors where a cosy lounge and a blazing fireplace awaits.

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Bergamo, Lombardia, Italy
502 meters (0.4 ft) from Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
87 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 6 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
what a lovely apartment exactly as seen on internet
having two bathrooms was great with two families sharing
there is heating control for the rooms and the house is extremely peaceful
beautiful apartment very well finished in a beautiful area of the old town
we received a very warm welcome from angela's parents and the fridge was generously stocked with breakfast provisions
super clean and stylish
charming clean and comfortable house
the bathrooms are new with lovely towels and the bedrooms very spacious and comfortable
check-in was easy communication was clear the home was very clean
the space is immaculately clean and absolutely charming-- it's also in the perfect location
amazing town amazing home and an amazing host
angela was an outstanding host
thanks angela you were a wonderful host
they were so welcoming and helpful giving us many local tips and recommendations
we really loved angela's home and she was an amazing host
this apartment is a great location in citta alta
so easy to walk everywhere
only wish we could stay for longer highly recommended for the friendly welcome beautiful house and amazing location
a beautiful apartment in a great quiet location
great location in città alta with an array of great restaurants and gelato close by
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9. Hotel Piazza Vecchia (from USD 231)

Hotel Piazza Vecchia is a revived 14th-century townhouse that once belonged to the great Bartolomeo Colleoni, a captain-general of the Republic of Venice. It is situated a mere 50 m (164 ft) away from its namesake, the old square of Piazza Vecchia, otherwise known as the heart of Città Alta.

The hotel cultivates a cosy atmosphere with exposed stone and wood surfaces, and flax-colored walls. Replicas of masterpieces by Van Gogh, Gauguin and Bergamo’s own Trento Longaretti, all skillfully painted by the proprietor Tiziana De Franceschi himself, anoint the place with a touch of elegance. At Hotel Piazza Vecchia heritage coexists with modernity.

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Hotel Piazza Vecchia

Wifi Available

Address: Via B. Colleoni 3/5
140 meters (458.1 ft) from Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Parking Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km)

10. Dimora Le Nove Fate (from USD 140)

Part of a refurbished farmstead, the vibrant floral rooms of Dimora Le Nove Fate reflect the lush blooms and landscapes surrounding the property. The bucolic retreat sits at the entrance of Brembana, the Bergamo valley 6 km (3.7 mi) from the main town. Legend has it that the stunning valley was formed when nine fairies transformed a lake to trap a fearsome monster.

Parco dei Colli, where the B&B is seated, is a network of walkways, biking paths, and horse riding trails. The best way to enjoy the hill view is from the courtyard, as you tuck into a hearty, homemade Italian breakfast. For those seeking a bit of magic in the old hills, the enchanting estate of Dimora Le Nove Fate beckons.

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Dimora Le Nove Fate

Wifi Available

Address: Via Rebetta Bassa, 4
2.85 km (1.8 mi) from Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services Valet parking Massage

Bergamo, an open air museum

Bergamo is a treasure trove of art, history, and gastronomy. Its mix of architecture is testament to the different cultures that have battled to rule this enchanting city. Città Alta is perfect for those who want to bask fully in the medieval vibe, with piazzas, cathedrals and palaces often just within spitting distance of their doorstep. On the other hand, those who gravitate towards a more familiar stay might prefer the accommodations at Città Bassa. Even then, with the funicular so centrally located, and the shopping streets throbbing with life, you never have to worry about missing out on the excitement in Bergamo.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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