Northern Italy Town Question

Jan 20th, 2014, 09:50 AM
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Northern Italy Town Question

I have six nights between Bergamo and Milano, traveling by train [or bus].
Where and how long. Choosing from:
Mantova [definitely]
Modena
Piacenza
Fidenza
Cremona [bus]
And?
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Jan 20th, 2014, 10:46 AM
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Well I'd add Parma to the list of choices - was pleasantly surprised by this northern Italian city.

and also near Pavia - another nice city that I would not necessarily recommend over the others there is the stunning Certosa di Pavia - accessible from Pavia by train (though the station is a long walk from the entrance) or better by bus.

https://www.google.com/search?q=cert...=1600&bih=1075
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Jan 20th, 2014, 11:08 AM
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Wow...that is impressive.
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Jan 20th, 2014, 01:21 PM
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Will you have any time to spend in Bergamo itself? It's definitely worth a couple of days or more.
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Jan 20th, 2014, 02:03 PM
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Especially Upper Bergamo!
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Jan 20th, 2014, 04:06 PM
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Bergamo I was thinking a couple of nights, which is 1.5 days or so. More?
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Jan 21st, 2014, 07:01 AM
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No more than that IME.
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Jan 21st, 2014, 08:51 AM
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Cremona, Piacenza, Modena, Bologna, Verona, Ferrara can easily be visited in day trips from Mantova.
Why Fidenza? Parma would be a much better choice.
None of these towns needs more than 1 day for a somewhat decent visit.

If you are interested in pre historic rock carvings, you could also visit Capo di Ponte in Val Camonica (train from Brescia in direction of Lake Iseo - Edolo - Tirano - Bernina).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_dr...in_Valcamonica
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Jan 21st, 2014, 08:55 AM
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only one or two nights in upper Bergamo.

Bologna or Padua (Padova) might interest
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