Palazzo de la Ragione (Palace of Reason)

Built in 1199, this is Italy's oldest communal palace. The current building was erected in the 16C. Its central balcony surmounted by the Lion a Saint Mark (a symbol of Venetian dominance) dominates its arcades and balanced trefoil windows. A covered stairway (from the 14C) takes you to the majestic 12C belfry, which bears a 15C clock.

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Piazza Vecchia

Nearby tourist attractions

Bergamo Cathedral
Bergamo Cathedral
Dedicated to the town's patron saint,
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Bergamo's Cathedral Square
Bergamo's Cathedral Square
Separated from the Piazza Vecchia by the
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Piazza Vecchia
Piazza Vecchia
Piazza Vecchia represents the political
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Battistero (Baptistère)
Battistero (Baptistère)
Crowned by statues, this charming
Colleoni chapel
Colleoni chapel
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Santa Maria Maggiore (Church of St Mary Major)
Santa Maria Maggiore (Church of St Mary Major)
Although the basilica dates from 12C,
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Bergamo Cathedral
Bergamo Cathedral
Dedicated to the town's patron saint,
15 minutes
Bergamo's Cathedral Square
Bergamo's Cathedral Square
Separated from the Piazza Vecchia by the
30 minutes
Piazza Vecchia
Piazza Vecchia
Piazza Vecchia represents the political
30 minutes
See all