Reaching the Upper Town from our parking area is easy. All it takes is a walk. Leaving the main gate, turn left, keeping the right sidewalk. Hence, walk along via F. Corridoni. At the crossroad where Banca Intesa is located turn right for Borgo Santa Caterina. At the end of the Borgo, cross the road and reach Piazza Carrara. You are already at the feet of the Upper Town! Taking the steps of via della Noca, keeping the picture gallery on your right, in two minutes you will arrive at the Porta di Sant'Agostino. Welcome to the Upper Town.
How to reach the Upper Town with public transportation
At 20 meters you have the stop of the tram; just outside our entrance the stop of bus n.5.
Tram (green colour on the map). Once out of the main gate, go left and take the cypress-lined path that runs along our area. Here you are already at the tram stop. Take the Bergamo FS direction and in 5 minutes get off at the terminal. When you leave the train station you have two options: (1) walk straight on towards the funicular stop along Viale Papa Giovanni XIII (10 minutes). Once you have taken the funicular you will already be in the Upper Town in Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe. (2) Take bus 1 or bus n.1/A, which will take you to the last bus stop in the Upper Town in Largo Colle Aperto.
Bus n.5 (yellow colour on the map). Once out of the main gate, cross the street and you will already find yourself at the bus stop for the bus n.5. Once you get on it, get off at the Largo Porta Nuova stop (7 minutes). Here too you have two alternatives: (1) walk towards the funicular along Viale Papa Giovanni XIII (5 minutes). Once you have taken the funicular you will already be in the Upper Town in Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe. (2) Take the bus n.1 or bus n.1/A, which will take you to the terminus in the Upper Town in Largo Colle Aperto.
To return it is the same route backwards, the name of the bus-tram stop where to get of is called "Martinella".
Remember, if you take the bus n.1 or bus n. 1/A it is also possible to take the funicular. Just get off at the stop called "Funicular Station" (3-4 minutes). Tickets can be purchased directly on the vehicles, both with cash and card, and have a duration of 75 minutes FOR ALL PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN THE TOWN. One ticket for everything, don't change it. Children under the meter don't pay.
How to reach the Upper Town by bike
Reaching CIttà Alta by bike is now easier than ever thanks to the new city cycle-lanes. We thought of two different alternatives for those with normal bicycles and for those with electric bicycles in order to solve the "problem" of the slope of the hill on which the Upper Town is located.
Normal bicycles (orange colour on the map). Leaving the main gate, go left keeping the right side of the road and staying on the cycle lane marked on the asphalt. Continue straight along via F. Corridoni until the intersection with Via Borgo Santa Caterina (where Banca Intesa is located), then turn right. Cross the entire Borgo and also pass the intersection at the end of it. Here you are in Piazza Carrara at the feet of the Upper Town. We recommend you to leave your bikes here and walk along the steps of via della Noca that flank the picture gallery. Another alternative can be to proceed with the bikes by hand along via Pignolo, until you reach the faculty of the University of Bergamo, where you can leave the bikes to continue on foot towards Porta Sant'Agostino, officially entering the Upper Town.
Electric Bicycles (blue colour on the map). The route is the same as that expressed above up until Piazza Carrara. Having the help of the electric motor we recommend you to proceed by bike along via Pignolo up to Porta Sant'Agostino. Once you have entered the Upper Town, then, proceed to the left along the road of the ancient walls (UNESCO heritage), until you arrive at Largo Colle Aperto.