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KIM AND FILIPPO'S WEDDING

June, 2009 in Bergamo, Italy
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Ceremony: Agriturismo Cascina Canova
Reception: Agriturismo Cascina Canova

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Ceremony and Reception:

Agriturismo Cascina Canova

Località Cascina Canova
Cologno Al Serio, Bergamo 24055 , Italy
035 89 89 78

K & F's Pizza Tour:

Da Mimmo

Via Bartolomeo Colleoni, 17
Bergamo, Lombardy 24129

"More of an upscale joint, Da Mimmo will serve you a glass of bubbly wine while your pizza is being prepared!"

K & F's Pizza Tour:

Il Fornaio

Via Bartolomeo Colleoni, 1
Bergamo, Lombardy 24129

"The *BEST* take-out pizza in town! Delicious mixes, sold by size and weight --you can pick up a beer and sit in the sunny Piazza Vecchia to eat!"

K & F's Pizza Tour:

Ristorante Pizzeria Da Franco

Via Bartolomeo Colleoni, 8
Bergamo, Lombardy 24129

"Anonymous's favourite pizza place - try to sit out back if you can!"

K & F's Pizza Tour:

Ristoriante Pizzeria Vesuvio

Via Borgo Santa Caterina, 96
Bergamo, Lombardy 24124

"This is Anonymous's favourite pizzeria --good for groups, impossible to find a parking spot."

Gelato:

gelato place on the corner

"Don't know what it's called, but it's in the *perfect* location: if you've been off for a scenic walk along Borgo Santa Caterina or are coming home from the Saturday market or Essalunga, stop here for a tasty gelato!"

Gelato:

Grom Gelateria

Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII, 60
Bergamo, Lombardy 24122

"Good place for the long walk to/from the train station. Choose between 2 categories of flavours: 1) creme - chocolate, nuts, vanilla 2) frutta - berries, melon and lemon"

Gelato:

La Marianna

Largo Colle Aperto, 2/e
Bergamo, Lombardy 24129

"The most famous place in town, #1 for: -gelato -aperitivo -Sunday brunch With a lovely front garden for people-watching and near three picturesque spots: -Colle Aperto -park with swings -view of west hills towards Milan"

Bar - Aperitivo:

Circolino Bar

Vicolo Sant'Agata, 19
Bergamo, Lombardy 24129

"Fun backyard outdoor seating area - get a glass of wine and watch old men play bocce in the afternoon, or mix among the university students under the stars at night."

Bar - Aperitivo:

Daragi

Viale Caio Giulio Cesare, 2
Bergamo, 24124

"Trendy restaurant and bar that *always* has a crowd gathered outside."

Bar - Aperitivo:

Divina Bar

Via Borgo Santa Caterina, 1
Bergamo, 24124

"A Bergamo institution - real mix of people, mostly 20s-30s crowd. Second and fourth Wednesdays are Drag Queen Nite, Friday nights are apparently singles nights now. A bit of a tamer bar is closer to the corner, same side of the street - try to sit outside in the back."

Lovely Walk:

Accademia Carrara and steps

"Take a walk over to the Palazzo dell'Accademia; a cute little 'museum square' is linked to the upper part of town (Citta Alta) via set of mossy medieval steps. The Pinacoteca gallery (open between 09:30am and 12:30pm and from 14:30 to 17:30 - free on Sundays) is located within the Palazzo dell'Accademia, a neo-classical building built between 1805 and 1910 by Simone Elia. It was founded in 1795 by Count Giacomo Carrara, a merchant collector, who at his death bequeathed his collection to the city of Bergamo. This collection has grown thanks to more aquisitions and private donations (which were rearranged in chronological order in 1955). Today the Pinacoteca holds 1800 works from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries, originating from the Lombard and venetian schools of painting, as well as from Tuscan and Flemmish artists. In addition to this collection there is also a large series of prints, bronzes, sculptures, porcelain and furniture. The Gallery of Modern Art, next to the Accademia Carrara in a fifteenth century convent, has a further collection of prestigious modern works and temporary exhibitions."

Lovely Walk:

La Rocca

"At the Rocca, the most extreme defensive core of the city, you can visit the Church of St. Euphemia, founded in 1006, the Parco delle Rimembranze (unparalleled view), and the Historical Museum. On the way you can experience the ancient church of San Rocco, built in 1513 (with a beautiful fresco depicting a Madonna with Child)."

Lovely Walk:

Medieval street

"Leaving the fortress, turn right into Gombito, which always animated and full of shops (worth a stop is coffee-pastry Cavour, one of the most beautiful locations of citta alta, with period furniture). You will arrive in the square of San Pancrazio, where you can admire buildings of medieval origin, the sixteenth-century church of San Pancrazio, the Fountain and the Tower of Gombito: the highest stone tower of Bergamo."

Lovely Walk:

neighbourhood walk

"All of these little streets are cute, this particular marker is placed over an old villa set among a bit of a park. Keep going towards the stadium and grab a coffee or gelato on viale Giulio Cesare."

Lovely Walk:

Path entrance

"Bergamo's upper town (Citta Alta) is surrounded by medieval walls which, to a large degree, are still standing. The city has built a *highly recommended* series of paved paths that begin here and head around the side of the hill. This is a very beautiful walk any time of day, only drawback is that you pretty much need to go one way until you get to the end, then turn around and walk the same way back. There are routes back along the hilly streets, but maybe too difficult to navigate without myself or Anonymous with you!"

Lovely Walk:

Sentirone

"Take a walk down here, get a gelato, drool through the windows at La Perla lingirie, stare at wedding dresses I couldn't afford at Spose di Gio. If you make it all the way down to the end of via Tasso, check out the facade of Chiesa Di San Bartolomeo, which has a huge swooping modern sculpure above its entrance."

Lovely Walk:

via 20 Settembre

"Best route: -come from Parco Suardi and walk down via Pignolo -go further down Tasso to Sentirone, then you should just keep going and cross the street over to via 20 Settembre. (this can also be done backwards!!! a highly recommended walk!) The above is one of our favourite bike riding paths, by the way, and the route that I took from our old apartment to the library a few times a week. Anyway, via 20 Settembre is full of shops and cafes --you'll need a whole day, but don't come on Monday because everything's closed! (go to Milan instead)"

Lovely Walk:

via Borgo Santa Caterina

"Cobblestone streets, bakeries and a good wood-fired pizzeria."

Groceries:

Bakery Capello S.R.L.

Via Pignolo, 39
Bergamo, Lombardy 24121

"Lots of tasty bread options, including spelt bread. Not much English spoken, but that's half the fun!"

Groceries:

Enoteca Manzoni

Via S. Tomaso, 92/B
Bergamo,

"This wine shop has pretty vaulted ceilings, and stocks a wide variety of reasonably-priced wines. You can pretty much name your price and they'll help you find suitable wine - try your best to communicate in Italian, because I don't think there's much English here."

Groceries:

Esselunga

Via Filippo Corridoni, 35
Bergamo, Lombardy 24124

"Number 1 *best* grocery store in Bergamo. Good wine, dairy products, all you'll need to stock your apartment. You can take a shortcut here by veering left sometime after Pizzeria Vesuvio and walking along the paved path along the river instead of along via Corridoni."

Groceries:

Pam grocery store

Via Gabriele Camozzi, 117
Bergamo, Lombardy 24121

"Quite a good selection, bigger than the average Italian grocery store. Within easy walking distance from all apartments, a bit of a climb on the way home..."

Groceries:

stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia di Bergamo

"Run over to the market in the huge parking lot of the Bergamo Sports Stadium (runs 07:30-12:30) this is *the* place to get your veggies, cheese and sausage every Saturday."

Shopping:

via 20 Settembre

"Lots of shops around this warren of streets --stray from the main path and see what you find!"

Park:

Parco dei Colli di Bergamo

"Entrance to the protected foothills of the Alps - hours and hours of trails...you could (in theory) walk to Switzerland! Perfect for a picnic, good viewpoint and you can go on some nearby walks if you want an afternoon of fun."

Park:

Parco delle Mura

"If your gelato holds out on the walk, this is a great place to sit on the grass and admire views of the western city hills. See if you can spot the Kilometro Rosso and Milan!"

Park:

Parco Suardi

"Take a break and eat your gelato or play on the swings."

Park:

secret park among the walls

"If you can find a staircase up here, this is a pretty little place to eat gelato from La Marianna while swinging."

Our Favourite Restaurant:

Rustico

Via Rigla, 27
Sorisole, Lombardy 24010

"This is a favourite of Anonymous's family which has become our #1 choice if we're having a special dinner out. Run by a sister and brother, the food is artful and wine list well-matched. Ask for a wine recommendation - they have English menus now, but the brother really is a genius, so let him pick once you've decided what you're ordering. Discreetly suggest a price range when inquiring. tel 035 57 12 23"

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