Torre Castello San Vigilio

Castle in Bergamo

Il Castello Di Berganmo In San Vigilio
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The San Vigilio Castle was the last bastion of the city’s defences: if San Vigilio fell, so did Bergamo. Which is why over the centuries a labyrinth of tunnels, secret passages and escape routes were dug out beneath the castle’s walls to be used in the event of a siege.

Of the original castle four towers, the battlements, the walkways and the embrasures are still visible today. Built on top of the San Vigilio hill which dominates the upper town, the castle is now owned by the municipality, which has opened it to the public, turned the surrounding area into a park and reopened the funicular, generally considered the best way to reach the hill and the castle.

The Torre Castello San Vigilio appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Bergamo!

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Visiting Torre Castello San Vigilio


1st November to 31st March

8am – 5pm

1st of April to 31st October

7am – 9pm



Address: Torre Castello San Vigilio, Via al Castello, Bergamo, Province of Bergamo, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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