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“IL TRIANGOLO”, an apartment in Bergamo bassa with a breathtaking view of Città Alta

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,453 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment with 5/6 beds, 3 bathrooms, living / dining room and garden


The building, in which the apartment is included, is in the shape of an equilateral triangle of 70 m on each side (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 . From the terrace, where you can have your meals, you can enjoy a wonderful 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, directly to the apartment, without encountering a single step. 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.


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.


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).

More Details

Christiane Perato
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2018

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 sea. 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 Borgo San Leonardo

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

One of the nicest and rewarding things that can easily happen living in this apartment is to make friends with the neighbors of the 'same staircase' and with the store managers of the surrounding area. Probably the 'genius loci' is particularly well disposed towards those who come from far away, the fact is that quite often there is someone who organizes a 'staircase party' and hence people meet at his house for a chat and to enjoy the culinary delicacies that the condos bring to be shared.

As for the merchants of neighborhood all have a good aptitude for interpersonal relationships and, moreover, they sell products with an excellent price / quality ratio; the most characteristic and interesting meeting point is 'Il Caffè letterario' that combines a 'Book store' of first order with an activity of concerts and conferences, decidedly multicultural, activities that take place in the garden where there are also a low cost restaurant and a bar appropriately International.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Borgo San Leonardo in Bergamo

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1453 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
WHAT IT MUST BE REMEMBERED 1. To avoid INTERRUPTIONS of the electric power, the following appliances are to be used ONLY ONE AT A TIME: Washing machine, Dishwasher, Iron, Vacuum cleaner, oven, kettle. 2. All the devices in the home (toilet, shower, bidet, TV, vacuum cleaner, telephone, washing machine, dishwasher, stove) should be used with care and accuracy. If something shows signs of malfunction, inform immediately the property. RULES OF CONDUCT 1 - Especially at night does not make noise and keep the sound equipment at low volume. 2 - Strictly adhere the privacy of neighbors


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“IL TRIANGOLO”, an apartment in Bergamo bassa with a breathtaking view of Città Alta
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

"Very comfortable accommo...

  • 5 of 5

"Very comfortable accommodation in a great location. Owners have assisted with all our needs.

Has made our stay very comfortable and enjoyable.


  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2012
  • Date of Stay: November 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un apartamento perfecto y una atencion inmejorable

  • 5 of 5

el apartamento está ubicado en una situación inmejorable, sus instalaciones y servicios perfectas, con un atención muy especial por parte de los propietarios. No se se puede pedir mas.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Perfecta la estancia en una casa cómoda y amplia

  • 5 of 5

Estuvimos encantadas en el enorme piso con todas las comodidades y servicio. La ubicación es muy buena, 10 minutos andando a la estación y muchos servicios alrededor (restaurantes, supermercados, autobuses...). Lo recomendamos al 100%. Gracias por la atención y la amabilidad.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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"L''appartamento si appal...

  • 5 of 5

"L''appartamento si appalesa subito al primo colpo d''occhio decisamente superiore alla media, presumibilmente perchè non è stato inizialmente progettato per essere messo in affitto, molto elegante nell''insieme.

La zona è silenziosa, il complesso residenziale è di recente costruzione con tutte le comodità che ne derivano, garage proprio ed ascensore che collega tutto, da qualsiasi ingresso si acceda, pedonale o garage, non è necessario fare nemmeno uno scalino.

Proprietari molto cortesi s disponibili.

Una nota particolare all''ottimo rapporto qualità/prezzo."

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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"Perfecto. No se puede pe...

  • 5 of 5

"Perfecto. No se puede pedir nada más, tiene de todo. Es amplio, bien amueblado, bien equipado, bien situado,las camas son comodas, los baños muy buenos, el garaje fácil,buenas vistas de Bergamo.Se puede ir andando a la estación en 15 minutos, hay restaurantes, cervecerias...Todo muy bien."

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Un maravilloso piso para ...

  • 5 of 5

Un maravilloso piso para conocer en coche Bérgamo y sus alrededores (Milán, Lagos, Verona, etc...). Muy cómodo y amplio pues además de garaje, cuenta con wifi, aire acondicionado. Está totalmente equipado de todo; muy bien decorado, y nada impersonal. Hay que verlo para creerlo.

Además cuenta con unos propietarios superformales, cultos y muy cariñosos que los tienes ahí, con una llamada de móvil, para todo lo que necesites.

Siempre recordaremos Il Triangolo, a Christiane y a Gian .

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Oriao al Serio
Nearest Train
2000 Metres
Stazione di Bergamo
Nearest Motorway
1500 Metres

Bergamo is at a time a beautiful medieval city (the “Città Alta”, the Upper Town) and a nice, but not frenetic, modern city (the “Città Bassa”, the Lower City) whose centre dates back to the last centuries.

“La Città Alta” or, simply, “la Città” (i.e. the City, as opposed to the suburbs) is a medieval city surrounded by bastions built in the sixteenth century, during the Venetian domination, bastions which were added to the existing fortifications in order to make the city an impregnable fortress.

The most well known and visited part of the Upper Town is Piazza Vecchia (the Old Square) with its Contarini fountain, the Palazzo della Ragione (the Palace of Reason), the Torre civica (the Civic Tower) known as the Campanone (the Great Bell) that still strikes 100 times at 10 pm, which in the past announced the night closing of the gates of the Venetian walls. Opposite the Palazzo della Ragione, stands the imposing large white building of the Palazzo Nuovo (New Palace) which houses the Biblioteca (Library) Angelo Mai. On the South side of Piazza Vecchia are the Cathedral, the Colleoni Chapel, built by Giovanni Antonio Amadeo with memorials to Bartolomeo Colleoni and his daughter Medea, the Baptistery built by Giovanni da Campione and the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore with its beautiful North and South side doors also designed by Giovanni da Campione. Inside this church there are the architectural traces of the various periods that have occurred since its construction. Noteworthy inlays depicting biblical scenes made of wood of various colors (whose designs are attributed to Lorenzo Lotto) and an impressive carved baroque confessional by Andrea Fantoni. The church houses the tomb of the composer Gaetano Donizetti. Via Colleoni, also known as Corsarola, connects Piazza Vecchia with Piazza della Cittadella and it is the heart of Citta Alta. In Piazza della Cittadella are the Archaeological Museum and the 'Caffi' Museum of Natural Sciences; not far away the Flantro fountain (located near the church of San Lorenzo) can be visited. Among other religious architectural structures must be remembered the church of San Michele al Pozzo Bianco, which maintains the frescoes with scenes from the life of Mary by Lorenzo Lotto (1525).

Città Alta, as well as hosting a botanical garden in Via Colle Aperto, it also hosts the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures whose prestige is recognized at a European level.

To understand how much Città Alta is harmonious it can be remembered what the famous architect Le Corbusier said when, requested by the Municipality what to do to make the city even more beautiful, he gave the advise “non muovere pietra” (don’t move a single stone).

Bergamo Bassa, more often called Città Bassa, (Lower Town), was established by the development of several small villages located along the main roads which from the hills, brought to the plain. Because of this unique urban layout, the old city was simply called 'sità' (i.e. città, the city) and 'Borgh' (Borghi, vil-lages) was called the present Bergamo Bassa which is crossed by the river Morla for 8 kilometers.

In early 1900, the district that is now the center of Città Bassa was created (designed by the architect Marcello Piacentini) and the institutional buildings have been hosted in it. Adjacent to this area is the Sentierone, paved drive-way which, in past centuries, was the station of the horse-drawn carriages. Bergamo Bassa hosts the Municipality of the city, the Prefecture and the Province of Bergamo. The main street is viale Papa Giovanni XXIII (formerly Viale Roma), which goes from the railway station to Porta Nuova. On the Sentierone faces the main theater in the city, named after Gaetano Donizetti and owned by the Municipality. Again on the Sentierone faces the Church of San Bartolomeo and Santo Stefano which houses the table of Lorenzo Lotto called Pala Martinengo. An example of a complete fusion of painting and sculpture is the renovated Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary whose stuccos, dated 1752, are by Muzio Camuzio. In via Sant'Alessandro there is the sixteenth century Monastery of San Benedetto from Norcia, which is still home to an active monastic community. Even in the church of San Benedetto from Norcia there are stuccos by Muzio Camuzio which frame the frescoes by the painter Orelli. Also noteworthy is the monument to partisan Giacomo Manzù.

In the northern part of the Città Bassa is the Carrara Academy (founded in 1796 by Count Giacomo Carrara) in which permanent and non permanent art exhibitions take place. One of them, in the last times, was dedicated to the works of Lorenzo Lotto and had national resonance. Other museums are the Donizetti Museum, the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art (GAMeC), the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art, the History Museum, the Museum Matris Domini, the Archaeological Museum of Natural Sciences, the botanic Garden.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Borgo San Leonardo, Lombardy

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Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £175.55
Spese di pulizia £87.77

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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