Greetings and a warm welcome to Bergamo.
My name is Sara Cologni, I am a freelance English-language tourist guide certified by the Region of Lombardy since 1995 and an ONAF cheese taster since 2015.
I love my job as it allows me to meet people from all over the world and share with them my passion for Bergamo, its history, its wonderful artistic heritage as well as its culinary excellence, in particular the 9 D.O.P. (Protected Designation of Origin) cheeses from Bergamo.
History, Art, Traditions and Flavours are the basic ingredients of my itineraries, to design unique guided tours where every single element is adjusted to the different specifics of the customer, based on their expectations and passions.
Walk through the ancient streets of the Upper Town, discover charming little nooks from where you can take in the breathtaking views over the plain, listen to the unique sounds of my city, discover the different scents and colours in each season, visit the magnificent buildings of Bergamo’s nobility.
If its food that interests you, partake in a degustation experience to taste all the wonderful cheeses coming from the Bergamo Alps, delight your palate with exquisite local desserts: the Donizetti cake, the ‘Polenta and Osei’ cake or the special ‘stracciatella’ chocolate chip ice cream from Marianna.
If wine is your thing, then sample the prestigious Scanzo Moscato DOCG (Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin) or a Reserve Valcalepio DOC red wine (Controlled Designation of Origin) in a local winery after visiting a historic village or a medieval abbey in the quaint hills of the vineyards.
This is part of the experiences that I have shared and that I love to share with my guests, for me it’s always special. Whether it be with a student on a school trip, a journalist from the Sunday Times, an individual tourist, the European cultural committee, a company with its clients or a tour operator.
Each of them shared with me not only words but emotions, gratifying me with smiles, the looks in their eyes, exclamations from satisfied tastebuds, all confirming just how wonderful Bergamo, Lake Iseo and the Bergamo Alps are and the deliciousness of the flavours of my land.
This is why I have a formula that I love to apply to every tour: BERGAMO = BEAUTY & GOODNESS all to discover with you.
See you in Bergamo.