Palazzo del Podestà

Top choice museum in Bergamo

On the northwest side of Piazza Vecchia, the fresco-dappled Palazzo del Podestà was traditionally home to Venice's representative in Bergamo. Today, the medieval building houses a small imaginative museum with audiovisual and interactive displays that tell the story of Bergamo's Venetian age. Admission also includes access to the Torre del Campanone, with superb views over Bergamo.

Inside the museum, expect animated maps, high-tech re-creations of printing typefaces and a mock-up shop with draws full of snakes.

The museum stays open all day (from 9.30am to 7pm) on summer weekends (June to September)