Known as “La Città die Mille”, Bergamo lies at the foot of the Alps divided into two distinct sections: the Alta (upper) and the Bassa (lower) areas. The two halves are connected by a funicular railway, steep footpaths and a road. Much of the older, medieval city is furthermore enclosed by seventeenth century walls, whilst the more modern portion contains the shopping and main housing areas. Bergamo is a manufacturing and banking city, with national and multinational employers. Expatriates living in Bergamo may register with InterNations to become part of a global expat community. InterNations offers its members the chance to socialize with other expats and even organize get-togethers, from tours of the medieval Citta Alta and its Santa Maria Maggiore Church, built on seventh century foundations, to walking and skiing in the mountains above Bergamo, or watching Atalanta play soccer in Serie A. Bergamo also boasts a successful American Football team, the Bergamo Lions for the North American members to enjoy in particular.
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Moving to Bergamo can be a stressful process, especially if this is a first move from your home country. Member of the InterNations expatriate community around the world are able to offer useful advice and tips to those facing such a major upheaval. By networking on InterNations it is often possible to make contact with others who have moved to Italy and Bergamo itself for some local knowledge and assistance. InterNations can also offer the so-called Expat Magazine which is full of general advice on a wide range of topics, and is a useful source for new expats and the more travelled as well.
Bergamo has a number of national and multinational companies engaged in manufacturing and banking, bringing a cosmopolitan mix of expatriates to the city. Registered members of InterNations are able to network and make contact for both business and social purposes, sharing advice and local knowledge of the working practices within Bergamo. Social events and gatherings can be organized within the InterNations community of Bergamo, enabling newcomers to feel welcome and meet fellow expats from within the city’s leading companies. Dining out in Bergamo at top end restaurants with convivial company is an ideal way to relax at the end of the working week, and with InterNations you can become part of a select group of individuals and families with similar interests.