You will not be bored while visiting Bergamo - actually two cities, not just one. The upper city, crowning the summit of a hill, has winding alleyways with a medieval ambience; huge churches among which Santa Maria Maggiore stands out; and ancient bastions converted into walkways. It certainly merits a trip. But there is also another city, the lower city, modern and fascinating, the entertainment and cultural center. Bergamo is a city of masked characters like Harlequin the clown, an ideal base to depart for the other hills of the province and to discover more unusual places among Lombardy's green meadows and the slow and solemn flow of its rivers.