Bergamo is a city in northern Italy, and according to legend, Leonardo Da Vinci visited there to go to the famous water source San Pellegrino. The high walls of Bergamo’s Città Alta have also been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bergamo has a diverse range of activities on offer and is the ideal vacation destination for art, culture and sports. The valleys of Bergamo offer a wide range of sports from skiing in the winter to cycling and hiking in the spring and summer months. On the lakes of Lombardy there is the opportunity to try out a wide range of water sports, such as windsurfing and sailing. There are some beautiful medieval buildings to visit in Bergamo such as the Accademia Carrara, which is one of the most well-known art galleries in Italy, along with the Teatro Donizetti and the Castle of Cavernago, with their spectacular architecture. Within the province of Bergamo is the village of Caravaggio, which is best known as the town from where Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio took his name.
To maximize on the weather in Bergamo the best time to visit is between April and November. July is the hottest month with temperatures between 80 and 90℉. Between the end of November and the beginning of April the temperature barely reaches 40℉. The months with the lowest chance of rain are January, July and October.
There is a good public transport system in Bergamo. The city buses run every 10 minutes and the most useful line to tourists is the 1A because this bus runs along the main street Città Bass to the train station. However, renting a car will allow you the freedom to visit the villages in the surrounding areas more comfortably and at your own pace.
When in Bergamo, the rates for renting a car start from around $9 per day and can go up to $82 per day depending on the vehicle you choose. The vehicles can be picked up from either the city center or the airport and returned back to a different place if necessary.
Car rentals vary greatly in Italy and how much you pay will depend much on where you go. Some companies also offer free winter tires and special weekend packages, however, hiring a car on a weekly basis is a more economical way to hire a car if the rental period will be longer than a couple of days.
As a general rule, the car hire will offer insurance with their vehicles or some kind of collision damage waiver (CDW).
You must have third party liability insurance to drive in Italy. Across Europe there is also the Green Card System (International Motor Insurance Certificate) and the Green Card and insurance certificate must be available as proof of insurance.