Torre Castello San Vigilio
Castle in Bergamo
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.
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Visiting Torre Castello San Vigilio
1st November to 31st March
8am – 5pm
1st of April to 31st October
7am – 9pm