To explore Italy as it deserves, a lifetime can be not enough. However, we keep trying to do our best, so every single year we come back to this amazing country to discover something new. This time we set off to explore several cities of North Italy. As usual – no disappointment.

Bergamo

Bergamo often remains ignored being hidden in the shade of Milano, which is situated only 40 km away. Mostly people come here because of the airport, and that is shame, as Bergamo is quite a beautiful little town. It has two old towns – Città alta (upper city) and Città Bassa (lower city), but the main interest represents only the upper one with its old walls dating back to the 16th century. Quiet and peaceful, the old town is a marvellous place to walk. Check out more on the beautiful blog all the places you will go.

Bergamo, Italy

Bergamo, Italy

Bergamo, Italy

Bergamo, Italy

Bergamo, Italy Bergamo, Italy

Bergamo, Italy Bergamo, Italy

Bergamo, Italy

Verona

World widely known thanks to Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliette”, Verona is not only about “city of love”. Except for beautiful streets and “Julietta’s house” thousands of tourists come to see the quays, the old roman Arena and the castle Castelvecchio. Charming town, despite being extremely touristic.

Verona, Italy

Verona, Italy

Verona, Italy

Verona, Italy

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Verona, Italy Verona, Italy

Verona, Italy Verona, Italy

Bologna

Wonderful place. Home of tagliatelle and definitely NOT home of the famous sauce bolognaise. The particularity of Bologna it is color – red due to the brick, which served as the construction material for the town. Another interesting feature of Bologna are its towers, which were massively erected by the nobles trying this way to affirm their power and fortune. Bologna and the region Emilia-Romagna offer the classic Italian food as we imagine it – pasta, ravioli, parmesan and ham. Only pizza missing!

Bologna, Italy

Bologna, Italy

Bologna, Italy

Bologna, Italy

Bologna, Italy

Bologna, Italy Bologna, Italy

Genova

It make you fall in love completely. Mediterranean Sea, narrow streets and a stunning architecture – Genova left us speechless. Best to enjoy it with a huge ice cream.

Genova, Italy

Genova, Italy

Genova, Italy

Genova, Italy

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Genova, Italy

Torino

A hidden gem of North of Italy prepared a lot of surprises for its visitors. Original and very much non-italian architecture and general organization of the city mixed with the Alpes on the horizon – Turin gives an impression of a cold northern city, but in fact is as friendly and great as any other town if Italy. Check out much more about Turin in our article “10 reasons why Turin rocks”.

Turin, Italy

Turin, Italy

Turin, Italy

What are your favorite towns of North Italy or Italy in general? What did we forget?

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