Accommodation and meals

Travel Information

Bergamo is a town in Northern Italy, 50 km north-east of Milan, on the way to Lake Garda and Venice. Thanks to its international airport Il Caravaggio (sometimes advertised as ‘Milan-Orio al Serio’, or Milan-BGY), Bergamo can be reached by plane from many European cities; alternatively, participants may fly to Milan and take a train to Bergamo.

Bergamo is built in two levels: The Lower and the Upper Town. Città Bassa (Lower Town), is where the modern city centre and shopping area are located, with lots of hotels, bars and restaurants. Here you can find the financial, administrative and commercial district of the town, the railway station, bus station and easy connections to the airport. Città Alta (Upper Town) is located on the top of a hill, surrounded by Unesco Venetian walls: it is the historic medieval and Renaissance centre of the town. It is from here that you can dominate not only the Lower Town, but the whole Bergamo valley as well.


Accommodation and meals

Participants are invited to make their own accommodation arrangements. Both in the Lower Town and in the Upper Town various hotels are available, from relatively inexpensive to luxury: below you will find a list of possible contacts. Early booking is highly recommended, as Bergamo is a popular tourist destination throughout the year.

As for meals, many restaurants and bars are located in the neighbourhood of the Conference venue.





Name and contact details


 Città Alta


Relais San Lorenzo,


Gombit Hotel


Piazza Vecchia,


Il Sole,



Città Bassa



Cappello d’Oro,


Excelsior S. Marco,


Mercure Bergamo Centro Palazzo Dolci,


Hotel NH Bergamo


Best Western Piemontese



Arli Hotel,


Città dei


B&B Hotel Bergamo,


San Giorgio


Bed & breakfast


Category and contact details


Città Alta




Città Bassa

L’Angolo del

Al Duca,


Città Bassa

Central Hostel BG,


Further details about accommodation

From Bergamo train station to your hotel

You could wheel your suitcase from the station to some hotels located in Lower Town (Piemontese, Jolly, Mercure, Cappello d'Oro, or Arli). Other Lower Town hotels can be reached by a short taxi ride.

Upper Town hotels can also be reached by a short taxi ride, or by taking the No. 1 (or 1A) bus - direction Colle Aperto - (about every 10 minutes). Tickets can be purchased from the newsagent's and the Tabacconist’s at the train station, at bus stops, at vending machine or on board (we recommend one of the first two options). On bus, tickets must be validated. Bus No. 1 goes right round the walls — good views; make sure to seat on the left — and ends up just outside the entrance to Upper Town ('Colle Aperto'); No. 1 also goes to the funicular (Viale Vittorio Emanuele II, no. 64) — an interesting ride — which you can take with the same ticket.



Having lunch or dinner in Città Alta

Restaurants and pizzerias

Bernabò, piazza Mascheroni 11, tel. 035.237692

Da Mimmo, via Colleoni 17, tel. 035 218535

Da Franco, via Colleoni 8, tel. 035 238565

Il Circolino, vicolo Sant’Agata 19, tel. 035 218568

Vineria Cozzi, via Colleoni 22a, tel. 035 238836


Lalimentari, piazza Vecchia 8/12, tel. 035 23 30 43


La Dispensa di Arlecchino, via Gombito 9, tel.  035 244 857


Da Ornella, via Gombito 15, tel.  035 232736


Il Sole, via Colleoni 1, tel. +39035218238


Trattoria Tre Torri, piazza Mercato Del Fieno 7, tel. 035 244366


Caffè -Pasticceria Cavour 1880, via Gombito 7, tel. 035 243418

Caffè del Tasso, piazza Vecchia 3, tel. 035 237966

Pub dell’Angelo, via S. Lorenzo 4, tel.  035 222188

La Marianna, largo Colle Aperto 4, tel.  035 247997