The 3-star Bergamo Hotel “Città dei Mille” has long been one of Bergamo’s points of reference in terms of hospitality. The Hotel’s name is an homage to its city: Bergamo was proclaimed the “City of the Thousand” because it provided the highest amount of volunteers for Giuseppe Garibaldi’s campaign.
The 3-star Bergamo Hotel “Città dei Mille” has long been one of Bergamo’s points of reference in terms of hospitality. We were the first Bergamo hotel to provide a minibar in our rooms.
In 1999, we were awarded the Quality Trademark by the Chamber of Commerce. Journalists, writers, officials, artists, and showmen often take up our hospitality.
A favored destination for business travelers, our romantic penthouse rooms are highly requested due to the blossomy terrace from which Bergamo Alta may be admired.
The Hotel’s name is an homage to its city. Bergamo was proclaimed the “City of the Thousand” because it provided the highest amount of volunteers for Giuseppe Garibaldi’s campaign.
Francesco Nullo, the General’s right-hand man, Giuseppe Tironi, bugler of the “Mille”, and Luigi Adolfo Biffi, the youngest of the heroes of Garibaldi’s army, who died in Calatafimi before his 16th birthday, were all from Bergamo.
The hotel hall’s many authentic prints and a lock of the General’s legendary blond hair recall those days which are so far off, yet so important.
That’s why our motto is: “a Garibaldian rest before the daily battle”.
After having opened the “Agnello d’Oro” hotel with restaurant in Città Alta in 1964, the Capozzi family (Elena, Pino and their two children) began a new adventure in a strategic point for those reaching the city by motorway.
“This great idea was all down to my father Pino – reveals Pier Carlo Capozzi, who has been in charge of the hotel since its opening – I remember it clearly from my teenage years. When we sold fish and ice-cream from a Romeo refrigerated van we would go through that area before taking the motorway. Those were difficult times. My father would always look at that land which at the time was full of undergrowth and crossed by a canal. He wished he had enough money to build a hotel there. That was at the beginning of the sixties and despite everything he got there first”.
The “Città Dei Mille” was opened on 12 April 1972 and a very young Pier Carlo found himself with a responsibility which he has proudly shared for several years with his son Alessandro, third generation of this family of hospitality entrepreneurs. Pier Carlo Capozzi has been chairperson of the Hoteliers’ Association of the province of Bergamo for three terms of office and a Lombardy Hotel Federation councilor.