Car hire in Bergamo
What I need to know
It is straightforward to hire a car with Holiday Autos. We offer 24/7 customer service before, throughout and after your trip. Plus we do not charge any credit card costs or cancellation fees if you wish to change your mind. In addition, using our website is a great way to find the best deal for your car hire.
Where to pick up my car
There are a number of car hire companies based in Bergamo and the surrounding areas. In particular, visitors may find it convenient to collect their car when they arrive at the local airport. Il Caravaggio International Airport is home to a number of local branches of car hire firms so it is easy to find the right vehicle for the best price.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Bergamo boasts a lovely location on the edge of the Alps as it was originally built as a defensive hillside settlement. Much of the historic town remains and it is a great place for tourists to wander around, as there is little traffic and fascinating narrow streets.
There is plenty to see in the area surrounding Bergamo, with the Alps being an obvious destination. During winter, there is plenty of opportunities to enjoy some wintersports, while the rest of the year the famous mountains provide a great backdrop to hiking and exploring.
Further afield, the city of Milan is the perfect destination for a day trip. Just under an hour’s drive from Bergamo, Milan is famous for being Italy's main area of design and fashion. The city is home to some of Italy's key attractions including museums, theatres and iconic landmarks including the Milan Cathedral and Sforza Castle.
Eating and drinking
Bergamo region has plenty of local dishes to offer visitors and many travel to the area for the food alone. Highlights include a special pasta called casoncelli. Traditionally, it is filled with meat, sausage and cheese, then served just with a bit of melted butter, although some restaurants have started to enhance it with different sauces over the years.
Things to do
There is no shortage of things to do in Bergamo, with one of the most popular visitor attractions including the Cappella Colleoni, which is also known as the Colleoni Chapel. The church was built sometime between 1472 and 1946 and is regarded as a great example of its time.
Bergamo is a great place for some sightseeing, with the Porta Nuova district offering a good opportunity to explore and discover more about the Italian city's history. Highlights include visitors being able to see the Palazzo delle Poste - a key art-deco landmark that was created as a symbol of unity by Mussolini.