Bergamo is a city divided in two parts by the huge venetian walls, the old and the new but they are called with the same name and live in complete harmony and are interdependent
Follow the colour traces left by the great Renaissance venetian painter Lorenzo lotto who spent more than ten years in Bergamo leaving important altarpieces in S. Bartolomeo, S. Spirito and S. Bernardino in lower town.
Find him in the Carrara Picture Gallery with his natural portraits commissioned by the local middle class.
Admire the deep naturalism of his characters and his stunning palette of colours.
Discover Lorenzo Lotto as the author of a delicate fresco dedicated to the life of the Virgin in a lateral chapel of the amazing Church of S.Michele of the "White Well" full of art treasures.
Discover the masterpieces of Lorenzo Lotto in the Basilica of S. Maria Maggiore with his breathless inlaid-wooden-works in the front-balustrade of the main altar that he had drawn.
Explore the Upper Town and the Lower Town visiting those places involved with the life of Gaetano Donizetti, the most famous local composer; reach first his native house in Via Borgo Canale and then Piazza Mascheroni, Via Arena with a visit to the Museum dedicated to him in the sixteen century building of the MIA.
Walk alongside the Arena street again discovering the first school of music in Bergamo, founded by Simon Mayr and discover at the right corner of the street not too far away the Scotti Palace where Gaetano Donizetti died on April 8th, 1848.
Enter the Basilica of S. Maria Maggiore, the musical chapel of Bergamo.
Discover his funerary monument sculptured by Vincenzo Vela in 1855 with a rich simbology.