Bergamo is an Italian town full of old-world charm, shopping venues, and restaurants. These tips will help you navigate your shopping plans.
Citta Alta Mushroom Shop
You’ll be amazed by the variety and shapes of the mushrooms at this shop in Città Alta. They make great soups and tasteful dishes.
Panificio Sana Di Sana is a small bakery with great fresh bread and a lot of other special baked products (like cakes). They also sell Gluten-free products.The business is open during shopping hours.
Torta di Donizetti
This ring-shaped cake was created by Alessandro Balzer (see Balzer confectionery in upper Bergamo) in 1948 to commemorate hundred years from the death of Donizetti. There is also a legend about this cake. It is said that Donizetti was having a meal with another music composer; Rossini. He ordered his cook to make a cake as a consolation for Donizetti for his love pains. Donizetti liked this cake much. Torta di Donizetti is a simple cake sprinkled with castor sugar. You can buy it at various bakeries and confectioneries in Bergamo.
Cheap Easy Clothes Shopping OVS
I’m a long term traveler and as such found the need of cheap, basic, comfortable clothing items to replace some I brought from home and that started to wear out. OVS in Porta Nuova was perfect for this, I found everything I needed and inside my budget. Disadvantage: even in cheaper stores, Italians take clothes very seriously and I got yelled at for not returning everything I’d tried on to its correct shelf/rack. Oops.
Run by Chinese or Indo-Chinese (it is next door to a Vietnamese delicatessen), open 7 days Outlet Village has mostly ladies’ and some men’s clothing and accessories at very discounted prices. A few doors down is a similar shop. Useful to know that the basement is full of luggage options of every weight and size.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about shopping in Bergamo.