Most beautiful museums in Bergamo
Considered one of the most beautiful and evocative cities in Lombardy also due to the presence of two distinct areas, the High and the Low, Bergamo has a lot of touristic interest places within a territory that is not excessively extensive. If Bergamo Alta is the most suggestive as well as the oldest part, a delightful village, even the Lower part has several attractions for tourists who are here on vacation. In Bergamo there are several museums that must be visited by those who are in the Lombard city for tourism: take a look at those who are the most beautiful and famous museums of Bergamo and at the reasons why it is worth visiting.
Donizetti Museum and Natural Science Museum
We are in Bergamo and we could start with one of the most famous characters among those who were born here: we talk about Gaetano Donizetti, famous composer celebrated all over Lomabardia with monuments, museums and even a cake. The Donizetti Museum is located in the Palazzo della Misericordia Maggiore in Via Arena, in what was the ancient seat of the Gaetano Donizetti Musical Institute. Inside the building, where you are greeted with the notes of Donizetti’s most famous works, it will be possible to view documents, photos and other testimonies referring to the composer from Bergamo. Another museum to visit in Bergamo is the E. Caffi Natural Science Museum. Here you will find such as fossils, stuffed animals like in the case of the known mammoths, objects of scientific interest. An evocative experience in a parallel world that also includes a botanical garden, which can be attached to the visit.
The Carrara Academy and the Art Gallery
The Carrara Academy of Bergamo is the site of a picture gallery, the largest in the city, connected to the Bergamo Academy of Fine Arts. Born by the will and passion of Giacomo Carrara, a collector with a huge artistic heritage, at the end of the 1950s museum became the property of the municipality. Inside it is possible to view a rich collection of artistic artefacts which includes mainly paintings dated between the 15th and 19th centuries.
The Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Bergamo is located in the Monastery that stands right next to the Carrara Academy. Inside there is a large and rich heritage with many famous collections, as in the case of the works of one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century, Manzù from Bergamo; or the Spajani collections which include works by De Chirico, Morandi, Boccioni. At the Art Gallery there are also frequently festivals as in the case of the annual Artists’ Film International event.
The Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Stories
Near the Museum of Natural Sciences is the Civic Archaeological Museum which a big collection of artifacts divided into various sections: from the Egyptian to the Neolithic through the Prehistoric and the Middle Ages. Here is possible to view finds from the Copper Age, the Bronze Age, the Roman period and the Longobard era.
Last report, the Museum of Stories of Bergamo: recently born in 2000, when the local community felt the need to bring together in a museum various stories and fragments of the city, today the Bergamo Museum of Stories includes thousands of images that testify to life in the city between the 19th and 20th centuries. An interesting idea that certifies great transformations experienced by the city of Bergamo over the centuries.