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Bergamo with kids: top things to do

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Bergamo is a charming town located in northern Italy. While it is well known as an international airport hub (Milan Bergamo Airport, Orio al Serio airport is only 5 km from the city of Bergamo and serves many budget-friendly flights from all over Europe), its beauty and attractions remain unknown among tourists, despite being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bergamo has a captivating old town (“Città Alta”), the historic center encircled by Venetian walls, characterised by its cobbled streets and historical monuments. There are plenty of attractions in Bergamo for those looking for an off the beaten path adventure. From art galleries and museums to the stunning views from the hilltop, Bergamo is an underrated gem that should not be missed. We’ll cover everything from what attractions are available, to things to do with kids, and places to visit in Bergamo.

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TOP RATED Bergamo Tours and Activities



The funicular is one of the most popular attractions, not only among children but also among adults. Bergamo actually has 2 funiculars: The first – the Città Alta Funicular - connects...


San Vigilio Castle

The castle is located at 496m. above see level. To get there from the funicular station, just turn right and take a short walk up the hill....


Giardino La Crotta hidden playground

Behind the high-set Venetian walls of Città Alta, a little doorway leads to a hidden Giardino La Crotta playground. This is where children can play and have more fun after visiting S. Vigilio hill. The entrance to this park is near the Tower of Adalberto. There are slides, swings and other things for kids to explore. Additionally, benches are available where parents can sit and relax while their children play. In the summer, large mature trees provide much-needed shade.


Piazza Vecchia and Piazza Duomo

After visiting S. Vigilio Hill, head to the main part of Città Alta. The main street has stunning architecture and is full of life with shops, bars and restaurants. It is the ideal place....

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Porta San Giacomo

After admiring the bustling atmosphere of Città Alta, you can start your way down to the lower part of the town. Take a short walk from Piazza Vecchia to Piazza Mercato Delle Scarpe. From there, via S. Giacomo leads to Porta San Giacomo, one of the most beautiful gates of the Venetian walls surrounding Città Alta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2017, where you can enjoy stunning views of the rolling hills and the town below.  


Civic Museum of Natural Science

If you are looking for a fun and educational activity to do with your kids in Bergamo, you can add the Civic Museum of Natural Science to the above itinerary. This museum offers a unique opportunity to explore the natural world and learn about its wonders...


The Puppet Museum

If you need a break from churches, historical sites and art galleries during your visit to Italy, or are just looking for fun things to do in Bergamo with kids, go to Museo del Burattino in Bergamo...


Palazzo e Giardini Moroni

Want to visit a charming palace in the heart of Bergamo? 

Moroni Palace and Gardens is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature together with your family. 


Fans of The Little Mermaid will be excited to explore the courtyard of the palace, which houses a giant statue of Neptune. 

Palazzo Moroni is a small historical palace with huge and gorgeous gardens, offering spectacular views. The interiors and furnishings are well-preserved and feature a rich art collection. Entrance staircase frescoed by Paolo Vincenzo Bonomini. Rooms of the interiors frescoed by Giovanni Giacomo Barbelli.

Acquaworld water park

Acquaworld water park near Milan Bergamo

The aquapark is only a short drive from Milan or Bergamo and is easily accessible from Milan Bergamo Airport, Orio al Serio Airport (BGY). It is the largest indoor and outdoor water park in Italy and the first of its kind. Open all year round. There is a large indoor swimming pool with slides for adults and children over 110 cm, wave machine, dedicated area for little ones, heated outdoor pool with sun loungers and SPA area exclusively for adults.

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Malpaga Castle near Milan Bergamo airport

The castle is located in the province of Bergamo, in northern Italy, just over 10 kilometres from Milan Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, which is about 60 kilometres from the city of Milan. Malpaga Castle is definitely worth a visit if you're flying to or from Milan Bergamo Airport and have some spare time....

POPULAR Day trips to Bergamo from Milan

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Hotels in Begamo

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Agriturismo: Agriturismo Marco check reviews here

Camping: Camping Del Sole Village check reviews here

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