Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti di Bergamo, was founded in 1795 by Count Giacomo Carrara, a merchant collector, who at his death bequeathed his collection to the city of Bergamo. This collection has grown, thanks to more acquisitions and private donations. Today the Pinacoteca holds around 1800 works from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries, originating from the Lombard and venetian schools of painting, as well as from Tuscan and Flemish artists. In addition to this collection there is also a large series of prints, bronzes, sculptures, porcelain and furniture. There are rooms dedicated to the Lombard painters, like the seventeenth century painter G.B. Moroni or Lorenzo Lotto. There are also gallery rooms dedicated to the fifteenth century Florentine painters, such as Botticelli, Signorelli, Donatello, Beato Angelico. You can also find examples of Venetian art. The Gallery of Modern Art, next to the Accademia Carrara, has a further collection of prestigious modern works and temporary exhibitions.
The Moto Guzzi Museum of Mandello del Lario houses a wide variety of exhibits belonging to the Italian motorcycle manufacturer. Over 150 display items including vintage motorcycles, engines, sports bikes and prototypes are on display here. A small exhibition dedicated to motorcycle racing can also be seen here. Short films featuring the history of the Motor Guzzi corporation are screened for visitors during the tour. Entry to the museum is free, however it is only open for an hour during weekdays. Museum is closed in the month of August.
Considered to be the country's sole museum for photography, Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea is indeed a visual delight for those who love photography. Established in 2004, it has an exhaustive collection of images that is ever expanding. These include millions of pictures in black and white, color, negatives, slides and more. If this is not enough, then their library which is among the biggest in the continent, will amaze you with its archives, catalogs, magazine, monographs and other records on photography.
For every avid fan of Gaetano Donizetti, a visit to the Donizetti Museum is a must. This tiny treasure house stores a plethora of personal memorabilia of this celebrated opera composer. A stroll through the museum will let you have a glimpse of the musician's music sheets, notation books and his piano as well. You also get to see the deathbed where Donizetti breathed his last. Call for further details.
Museo di Scienze Naturali Enrico Caffi is a popular museum devoted to natural history, and is situated in the very heart of the city of Bergamo in Italy. The museum consists of a huge entrance hall, which leads to the exhibitions on the first floor. These exhibits cover a wide spectrum of themes, from biodiversity to the preservation of the environment. The highlight of this place is the 'Cabinet of Wonders' and the reconstruction of a giant mammoth which greets the visitors at the entrance.
Duomo Di Monza is a magnificent church located on Via Canonica and is commonly called as Monza Cathedral. This cathedral is believed to be built in 6th Century. The basilica is known to feature artifacts collected from over the centuries. This cathedral boasts of Romanesque architectural designs and also features elements from Gothic architecture. The grand exteriors and richly decorated interiors make this a place of great interest for art enthusiasts. Duomo Di Monzo houses a museum showcasing the cultural artifacts making it a popular tourist attraction of the town.