View over Bergamo, Italy
Start your holiday relaxed - and book a rental car at Bergamo BGY Airport in advance! On our independent comparison portal you can easily compare the offers of car hire companies at Bergamo Airport and find the cheapest hired car that suits your needs. Choose between different functions like the fuel regulation or easily book extras like navigation systems or the one-way rental. So you can explore Bergamo and its surroundings comfortably by hired car.
Bergamo is the perfect destination for a short winter holiday. Bergamo is located on the edge of the Alps and is therefore ideal for a winter sports trip. Stroll through the historical center with its winter decoration and look forward to culinary specialties. In winter you can drive from Bergamo into nature by hired car. The Presolana ski area is located on Monte Pora and awaits you with its slopes. What are you waiting for? Winter clothes packed and off you go to Bergamo.
Explore Bergamo with a hired car
The Italian city of Bergamo is located about 50 km from Milan. Its old town is situated on a hill and is very interesting with its stores, restaurants and bars. The old town is surrounded by thick walls and invites you to stroll around, as vehicles are not allowed to drive here. With your hired car, which you can pick up at the airport, you have the possibility to drive up to the old town. A bus goes to the upper town, as does a funicular railroad. From there you have a breathtaking view over Bergamo. The terminus of the cable car is in Piazza delle Scarpe. This is where the shoemakers' guild used to be. If you are on the main street of the upper town, you pass Piazza Vecchia and the Citadel and then through the city gate called St. Alessandro to Colle Aperte. There you will find another funicular that will take you to the hamlet of San Vigilio. After the end of the war the popular Stracciatella ice cream was developed in Bergamo. You can still enjoy it today in original quality in the Pasticceria and Gelateria Marianna.
Baggage pick up at BGY airport
There is a lost and found office in the arrival area. Here you can drop off or pick up lost suitcases and baggage that are missing at Orio al Serio BGY Airport. In addition, the staff will help you with the search. You can pick up your baggage at one of the conveyors in the arrival area. The baggage carousel to which you must go depends on your flight. The flight personnel will provide you with information about this. You will pick up your hired car at the car hire company's pick-up station to drive comfortably to your hotel in Bergamo. Hire your car online at a reasonable price and book the hired car of your choice.
At Bergamo Airport there are eight different car hire companies, for example Europcar, Budget, Avis, Hertz and Sixt. The car hire is open daily and offers different types and models of cars. However, it is advisable to hire your car in advance online at a reasonable price so that you can get the car you want and drive flexibly to the hotel or the sights. The car hire is located in the arrivals area. After you have picked up your baggage, the way to the car hire is indicated on signs which you simply follow. Once all the formalities have been cleared, you will go to the pick-up station to receive your hired car. Once you arrive at your hotel, you will have the opportunity to rest for a while before exploring the city by car.
The road traffic rules in Italy are basically similar to those in Germany. However, you should pay attention to a few things if you are travelling with the hired car from Bergamo Airport:
|What to pay attention to||Traffic rules|
|Maximum speed||50 km/h in urban areas, 90 km/h out of town, 110-130 km/h on freeways|
|Blood alcohol limit||0.5 per mille|
|Smoking ban||A smoking ban applies in the hired car if minors or pregnant women are driving along.|
Getting a hired car in Bergamo means that you can reach all the sights and places of interest quickly.
Architecture in Bergamo
Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore
In Piazza Vecchia and its surroundings there are many different buildings. Visit the Palazzo della Ragione or the symbol of the city, the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, whose construction began in 1137. Right next to it is the Baroque Cathedral in Piazza Duomo.
High above the walls of the city is the Kastellburg. It is located on the hill of San Vigilio. Its typical architecture was already popular when the crusaders had their era. In the lower part of the city, in the Academia Carrara art gallery, there is a very interesting art collection with famous paintings by Italian painters like Raphael and Sandro Botticell.
In the Civic Museum in Piazza Mercato del Fiena you can see the history of Bergamo. Bergamo is a city interested in fashion. Here you can find many stores and stores with the latest fashion, which is available at reasonable prices.