The itinerary, winds from the northeastern area of Lower Bergamo, where just a few minutes from Borgo Palazzo along Via San Tomaso to Piazza Carrara, They are the Accademia Carrara and GAMeC gallery of modern and contemporary art, the center of the most artistic hub of the city, full of antique and art galleries.
The Accademia Carrara It housed in a neoclassical building of the late eighteenth century, houses one of the most important art galleries in Italy. After a long renovation, it reopened 23 April 2015; It has within it about 2000 paintings and art collections, masterpieces of great Italian and foreign masters including Titian, Raffaello, Tiepolo, Mantegna, Bellini, Botticelli, Lotto and many more. Along Via San Tomaso the GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, recognized internationally, It is one of the art centers of excellence in North Italy.
Our route continues along the left Via Finicky, ancient medieval village characterized by beautiful palaces five seventeenth century, with attractive courtyards. Nine are the palaces of Via Pignolo, lined between the churches of S. Bernardino e S. Alessandro della Croce, with the splendid fountain of dolphin 1526.
In Borgo Pignolo meets the Church of St. Alexander of the Cross which houses an altar of Fantoni and Church San Bernardino, dating is expected at the end of the fifteenth century, It preserves numerous paintings of Cavagna, a Madonna and Child on the counter a wonderful altarpiece by Lorenzo Lotto altar of 1521, considered one of his best works. In Via Tasso entrance via the Pignolo Church of the Holy Spirit XIV century, It contains works of Lotto, Previtali and Bergognone.
The itinerary continues to Piazza Matteotti and off Porta Nuova heart of Lesser Town, Parallel runs the Sentierone, historic avenue of walking that extends over the ancient Fair S. Alexander and connects the historic villages Pignolo and S. Leonardo. On this path we meet the Church of St. Bartholomew and St. Stephen with a splendid altarpiece by Lorenzo Lotto, the Donizetti Theatre with beside the monument dedicated to the composer from Bergamo and the entire Piacentini center with its buildings among which the Torre Memorial. The main shopping streets Via XX Settembre and Via Torquato Tasso where he also faces the Provincial Building with a garden full of sculptures including some of the Bergamo artist Giacomo Manzu. From here our route back towards Via Pignolo and Via San Tomaso back in Borgo Palazzo.