Bergamo is an ancient city that suffered a compulsory reconstruction after a visit by Attila in the 5th century. The walled upper-city dates from the middle ages and houses a famous church, Santa Maria Maggiore known for its acoustics and musical tradition. Though Bergamo is birthplace of only one great opera composer: Donizetti.
It fell under the control of Venice for several centuries before Napoleon. After a relatively peaceful second world war, Bergamo became one of the major industrial centres of miraculous Italian industrial revolution. Curiously, Bergamo hosts three international consulates, Switzerland (banking?), Malawi and Bolivia. It is known throughout Europe for its airport, one of the Ryanair hubs, that is now the fourth largest airport in Italy, and growing.
Lamps and furnishings by Giuseppe Lorenzi blend the colours and the softness of raku ceramics…