Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Bergamo
140 sqm apt, 3 bedrooms,3 bathrooms, a living room, a dining room and a kitchen
A BRIEF DESCRIPTION
The apartment consists of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large living, a dining room and a kitchen. The largest bed room has a double bed and foldable bed for child; the second one has two twin beds and the thjrd one two single beds. The largest bathroom has a bathtub, the second one has a shower. The living room is connected with a terrace where you can eat. All bedrooms have wardrobes, chest of drawers and hangers. The corridor and the living room is equipped with lockers for clothes and blankets and shelves for books, videos and DVDs. From the terrace you can enjoy nice view of Città Alta (the Upper City) both during the day (especially at sunset) and at night when the churches and medieval buildings are all lit. From the garage, located in the second basement, you can go, by the elevator, to the forth floor and then reach the fifth floor by a short staircase. If the apartment is kept properly ventilated, it remains is quite cool, even in summer, and rarely the air conditioner is needed to be turned on.
The streets around the Triangle have lanes for pedestrians and, moreover, they are at limited traffic; therefore, they allow you to easily walk out with children both for walking in the vicinity either to reach the center and its 'movida', its bars, ice cream parlors, cinemas and shops. By bus you can easily reach the Città Alta and its walls, its monuments and its refined and famous restaurants.
Bergamo is at the same time, a beautiful medieval city, la Citta Alta (the Upper Town ) and a nice, but not frenzied, modern city, la Città Bassa (the Lower Town) whose center dates mainly from the last three centuries. You can quickly walk across the city by foot and this makes it very livable, because everything is close at hand: shops and department stores, cultural centers, cinemas, theaters and art galleries. Already from your first inquiry about the apartment will be sent by e-mail, two booklets entitled 'Useful numbers and places of interest in Bergamo' and 'Description of and instructions for use.' In the first booklet you can find maps of the center of Bergamo as well as of Città Alta and of the surrounding areas. In these maps, properly numbered, are shown the shops and trattorias in the vicinity of the apartment and the most interesting places of the city. In the second booklet, will be particularly useful the part relating to utilities (electricity, gas, water, telephone and wi-fi) because, if necessary, you will know how to intervene to return the light, a stop loss of water or the gas supply.
ACCESS TO BERGAMO
BY FREEWAY: along the A4 freeway there is only one output for Bergamo; after the toll booth you enter a roundabout where you will find 2 subsequent outputs for Bergamo center. Take the second one and go along Via dell'Autostrada until you pass under the railway embankment; at this point you are 300 meters from the apartment.
BY TRAIN: Bergamo Station is well connected with the city and the surrounding area with a good bus service and taxis.
Bergamo and its region too are well connected by railroad and freeway with many destinations: on the west with Milan and, from there, to the north with the region of the lakes and with Switzerland, to the west with Turin and France, to the south with Genoa and, finally, to the south-east with Bologna and central and southern Italy; moreover, on the east, Bergamo is connected with Brescia, Verona and, from there, to the north, with Brenner and Austria and, further to the east, with Venice and Trieste.
BY PLANE: you can arrive to Bergamo from the following airports: Milano-Malpensa (111 km, 1 h), Milano-Linate (50 km, 1 h) and Bergamo-Orio al Serio (10 km, 15 min).
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Christiane Perato
I am a French woman who, after having had different job experiences, now has got a little firm which imports French barrels for Italian wine makers. I spent my childhood in Chatou, a nice little town in western suburbs of Paris.
Afterwards I lived, for a number of years, in Paris while studying at the University and then working as a film director assistant. At the age of thirty-four years I moved to Italy where I lived in Rome and then in Brisighella, a charming little village just North of Apennine Mountains not far from the Adriatic see. Over there my son was born and also began my interest for the world of wine and I had the chance to begin my present activity. Then I moved to Bergamo where I have lived for more than twenty years until I got married with an engineering professor who lived in Bologna where I moved and where I am still living. I often go to Bergamo with my husband to see my son, my three grandchildren and my old friends, but now my home is no longer in Bergamo, but, of course, in Bologna.
Christiane Perato purchased this apartment in 2002
Why Christiane Perato chose Bergamo
When I lived in Bergamo I desired to buy myself an apartment in the city. When I was shown this apartment I have been immediately conquered by its charm and I was attracted by its little the terrace on which it is possible to have meals looking at the hills where lies “Bergamo Alta”; moreover it had enough space for me and my son who was no more a child, but already a boy.
When my son got married and, soon after, I became a widow, I lived lonely in this apartment for a few years and I devoted myself to its furnishings, which gave me a pleasant diversion. I discovered how nice it is to live in an area so close to the city center and hence to shops, restaurants, concert halls and everything you may need. After some years I got remarried and now the apartment is often empty. This is why I decided to rent it for short stays, it allows me to meet new people and to save on costs.
What makes this apartment unique
The apartment is a part of a building whose shape is an equilateral triangle whose side is 70 mt (hence the name by which it is known in Bergamo) and contains a very large garden equipped for children with lawns and walkways with benches. It is a 10 minutes’ walk from the city's central square and the theatre Donizetti, 20 minutes from the station and just over a 5 minutes’ drive from the Città Alta and less than 5 minutes from the free-way entrance. From the terrace, where you can eat, you have a nice view of the Città Alta both during the day (especially at sunset) and by night when the churches and medieval buildings are all lit. Apart from the fact that I am very found of this apartment and I can’t imagine other people to disagree, I must admit that the building itself is very modern but from outside, to be sincere, it is not so attractive; but living inside is wonderful.