21 Bus to San Vigilio Bergamo Reviews
21 Bus to San Vigilio May 20, 2011
Walking up through Citta Alta towards the funicular to Colle di San Vigilio, we spotted a bus stood nearby with number 21 on the front; this was the very infrequent service from Largo Colle Aperto which winds its way around the San Vigilio hill to the top.
ATB tourist tickets lasting 24 and 72 hours allow you to take as many bus and funicular trips during its duration as you wish; having already taken the funicular up to San Vigilio, we decided it would be nice to take the bus and see some of the other scenery. What a good decision it was! Taking you around the side and rear of San Vigilio hill, you get great views out over Bergamo and parts of the Bergamo Province.
The journey itself takes around 20 minutes, during which time you can enjoy views over terracotta rooftops, into valleys and over to distant hills.
The bus terminates at the rear of San Vigilio hill, within an easy stroll up a slight incline back to the funicular station. The terminus has a couple of benches to sit and enjoy the stunning views over an expansive valley bottom - it also appears that a small cafe may have business here during the summer months as I spotted stacks of chairs on a terrace a little below the area of the terminus.
One of the stops along the route also gives access to the castle at San Vigilio.
Services on route 21 are only in the early morning and lunchtime; full details of the route and timetable can be found here whilst the website below has full details of all ATB services.
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