Friday, December 29, 2006

One Way To The Old City

Photo Courtesy Christina Pereira

As mentioned earlier, Bergamo consists of the citta bassa, or low city, and the citta alta, the higher and older part of the city.
You can walk up, take a bus, or drive up - but the streets are very narrow in the old high city.
So, an alternative is to take the funicular, or "cog" railway. To climb up the tracks there is a toothed wheel under the train that helps the train crawl up and down the track.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Hill Town

One of the favorite sites for any tourist in Italy, a hill town.