Orio al Serio International Airport
Orio al Serio International Airport (IATA: BGY) is the third busiest international airport in Italy. Located 3.7 km southeast of Bergamo, the airport operates alongside Milano’s primary airports, Malpensa and Linate Airport, as it is 45 km north-east of the city of Milan. Orio al Serio Airport is also called “Il Caravaggio” after the Baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, who lived as a child at the area of Caravaggio located in the Province of Bergamo. It is a popular airport for low-cost carriers.
Orio al Serio International Airport Transfer
Access to Orio al Serio International Airport is offered by the local bus service, connecting it with central Milan, including express coaches, as well as with Bergamo city centre and other destinations, such as Turin, Torino, Bologna, Verona and Malpensa Airport. The airport is also connected to Bergamo’s railway station by a bus, covering a distance of 5 km in about 10 minutes. If you are to reach Orio Al Serio Airport by car, the main road network to take is A4.
What to do in Bergamo
Bergamo, located in the region of Lombardy in Northern Italy, is a beautiful city. To this uniqueness, add the city’s lower and upper sections separated by the immense historic Venetian walls, the lower part is the modern city of Bergamo and the upper the historic one. During the Middle Ages, Bergamo served as the seat of the Lombard Duchies, whilst during the 19th century the city actually was part of the Austrian Empire. Today, Bergamo offers a wonderful combination of historical architecture and a plethora of gorgeous Piazzas and high-quality shopping streets.
Starting your tour in Bergamo, the historic Funicular railway is the traditional means to lead you from the lower new city to the upper historic town. Getting to know the city, you have to start from deep, right? Search for the bright orange rail carts and start ascending back to the past of Bergamo. On your way up, enjoy the incredible view over the city, while passing through the ancient Venetian walls, once defending the city. Arriving to the old town, start from the central square Piazza Vecchia, take the road south and visit the fantastic Basilica of St. Mary Major. Originally constructed in the early 12th century, it features a beautiful front façade, porches with marble arches and statues and detailed frescos and golden arches on the inside. On the north of the Basilica and in an octagonal shape, you will see the Baptistery, featuring a series of religious bas-reliefs that represent the Life of Christ.
Continuing your tour in the historic town, you can also visit the Rocca Fortress, located on the north of the walls within one of the old defensive bastions and featuring the Museo del Risorgimento e della Resistenza, dedicated to the formation of the Kingdom of Italy. From the top of the battlements, you can see the modern centre of Bergamo. In addition, at the far north western edge of the historic old city of Bergamo is the Museum of Natural Science and Archaeology. A large and varied collection of artefacts and relics, from the city’s ancient Roman past, such as mosaics, stone tablet inscriptions, pottery, weaponry, coins, jewellery and everyday household objects.
Take a transfer from the old town to the new lower part and start your tour at Piazza Matteotti. Located on the Via Roma, this large square features some fine buildings including the Teatro Gaetano Donizetti and great monuments, such as the Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II and the Monumento Al Partigiano. If you are an art enthusiast, visit Accademia Carrara, where artwork by Italy’s significant artists, such as Veronsese and Botticelli, are kept. Of course, Bergamo is a city to indulge in shopping, and Via XX Settembre is one of the central streets featuring high street shops.
Last but not least, remember that Bergamo lies exceptionally close to Milan. Book your taxi transfer and take advantage of this by visiting the city of fashion. Milan combines historical buildings, high-end fashion, fantastic nightlife and culture. Your Taxi Mover driver can get you there in no time, having pre-organized your private taxi transfer already!
Enjoy your time in Bergamo and relax the Italian way! By doing the least preparation ever, you can enjoy your tours around the two parts of the city, safely and stress-free! Once arrived in Bergamo, book a Taxi Mover private transfer to get you going. The safe, quick and relaxing taxi transfer in a comfortable car and with a professional driver will persuade you that you absolutely deserve such a pampering. Fill in the info required and choose the taxi transfer that can cater for all your needs. Book a Taxi Mover transfer now and enjoy Bergamo!