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The base of the tower has a commanding view of the valley below.
As we climbed we had a wonderful vista over the city itself.
The central square nearly deserted on this chilly day in late April. See that clock tower? More climbing and more spectacular views.
|The grand Cathedral and Colleoni Chapel|
Back down to earth and visit to the wonderful, ornate Cathedral or I should say Cathedrals since there seemed to be two amazing churches built side by side and added to over the centuries.
Winding our way to the entrance we would never guess the splendor inside.
Stone lions marked the way.
Gold leaf everywhere and of course I can see a quilt pattern in the floor can you?
Back outside in the town square Paolo and Beranice greeted us with a special treat. Polenta e Osei.
A bird’s nest cake made of a soft sponge cake filled with hazelnut cream that is rolled in a yellow fondant and topped with baby birds made from chocolate marzipan. A delicacy that can be found nowhere else it is Bergamo's signature dessert.