Bergamo, Italy

The old city (Città Alta) of Bergamo is a tiny town straight out of a picture book. It’s just two hours away from Verona, and about one hour away from Milano. This city holds a lot of well preserved history and amazing Renaissance art that is for the most part overlooked in comparison to it's neighboring cities… which is great for us, because we get to enjoy it sans the big crowds! The cobblestone streets are lined with bakeries and pastry shops (with the cutest vintage signage), and for some reason, big pianos. Randomly just sitting here and there, inviting strangers to sit for a minute and play music - how cool! There's a beautiful sundial sculpted into the floor of one of the piazzas, and wait for it... yes, there's yet another tower. Of course there's a tower. There's just too many towers in Italy. We somehow didn't feel the need to climb this one. We had a delicious dinner (a little overpriced, but good) and we found our way to the Summer festivals area where there are free open-air concerts and people dancing on the street every night of the Summer! What a great way to spend a Tuesday night!