This is a non conventional shop, a no-profit cooperative, created in 1974 by a group of people who felt the need for a stationery and book shop, in order to meet the needs of kids and youngsters living in the centre of Città Alta. The book cooperative “Il Quartiere” is an active business from 40 years, it has always been run with the same enthusiasm and passion, in a city that has changed but is able to keep its typical shape in places like this. Here you can find stationery for kids, exclusive gifts and city guides in a variety of languages.

At number 14/a of Via Gombito in Città Alta there’s a breath of passion for the Art and cuture. The art gallery “Gli Angeli” is “an imagination workshop”, as the holder Mimma Massone loves to define it. She’s an esteemed gallery manager and an art lover since more than 25 years; she’s a collector and a curator of national and international exhibitions and cultural events such as: the permanent exhibition area of the Bank Group CFM in Montecarlo, the Audiovisual library room in Saint Jean Cap-Ferrat, the exhibition designed for the “Teatro La Fenice”, solo art exhibitions for the Masters Cascio, Celiberti, Folon, Guidi, Licata, Longaretti, Luzzati, Pizio,Poggiali, Potenza and the art critics Basile, Bellati, Cabutti, Caramel, De Martino, Micieli. Visit the gallery and let the paintings and sculptures enthrall you. The shipping of your purchases is free worldwide.

“Alla Città di Babilonia”, The Gate of the Gods since 1907, located in via Gombito 12/d it’s the most historical atelier in Città Alta. In the roomy shop you can find, among others, the Marella woman collection part of the italian group Max Mara. You can find all kind of sizes, ranging from XXS to XXXL. It’s a unique experience because, as the owner likes to underline, “We don’t just cover our customers, we dress them”, helping them choosing the right garment. It can be confirmed by several  international customers, that come back to Bergamo to “be dressed” with the latest collections, created in cooperation with well-known tailor’s laboratories.

  •  Salumeria Gastronomia Angelo Mangili Via Bartolomeo Colleoni 7 – Bergamo

There are places that are essential landmarks of the centre of Città Alta. “Salumeria Gastronomia Angelo Mangili”, a genuine and old-fashioned shop where you can find a wide range of high quality local products (salami and cold pork meat, fresh-made pasta, wines, gastronomy cold dishes etc…). Ask about Angelo and let him advise you on a typical Italian gastronomical experience!

While walking through the main street of the historical centre of Città Alta you’ll be attracted by the intense fragrance of the essences, elixirs, eau de Cologne, teas and incenses: you’ve arrived at the “Erboristeria Tutto per Te”. The setting is an old medieval cellar with an unmistakable vault. In this typical herbalist’s shop you can choose typical italian presents as well as japanese teas. A true experience for both body and soul!

Let the sweet smell of freshly baked bread guide you and you will reach “Tresoldi”, the bakery set in the heart of Città Alta. Run with the same kindness from 3 generations, it is the daily stop for the inhabitants that want to buy freshly baked bread; the workshop, which is still located behind the shop, takes delicious slices of pizza and focaccia out of the oven all day long. Here you can find the typical dish of Bergamo “polenta e osei”, fresh-made pasta and the “casoncelli”.

In the shirt shop “Quadri & Righe” at Via Colleoni 36 in Città Alta you can find all the Italian tailoring tradition. Manufacturers of shirts for 25 years, all the man and woman collections are tailored with special care and with the “Albini” high-quality fabrics, strictly “Made in Italy”, known and appreciated all over the world. In this unique setting, that reminds of the taylor shops of the past, you can have a tailor-made shirt done, that can be matched with precious cufflinks and  hand-crafted leather accessories. Free shipping worldwide.

“Serafino” is the recognised point of reference of the historical borough of Città Alta for what concerns “Made in Italy” fashion shopping. In the setting of her refined botique Monica – passionate, competent and with good taste and active in the field for 20 years – will advise you while you choose the woman garments that suit you best. You’ll find the latest collections of Patrizia Pepe – Gold Case – Alessandrini – Manila Grace – LuckyLu; footwear by Latitude – D’Ambra – Chiara Ferragni – Gaia D’Este; the exclusive lines ofcoats and suits by Serafino and the latest fashion accessories such as the Halaby bags.