Convento di San Francesco

A dip in one of the most evocative places in the city

Not far from the heart of the Upper town, cross Piazza Mercato del Fieno to discover a fine example of medieval convent architecture, rich in hidden treasures: the Convent of San Francesco. This enchanting place is also the setting of the Sestini Museum of Photography, one of the most technological photography museums in Italy!

An example of medieval monastic architecture rich in hidden treasures: the cloister of the arks, the cloister of the well and the capitular hall reveal the long history of this building with their cycles of frescoes made between the 14th and 17th centuries.
The panoramic terrace offers an unforgettable view: the intersection of the two valleys, Brembana and Seriana.
The convent hosts the Sestini Museum of Photography, an interdisciplinary exhibition dedicated to the world of historical photography and divided into two sections: a scientific and a historical one.

Did you know...

Frescoes of sky covered the ceilings of the cloisters
In the twentieth century the convent was a school
Originally the convent had three cloister
The Museum of Photography holds more than a million images

Piazza Mercato del Fieno 6/A - 24129 Bergamo


Perfect for

Art lovers
Cultural journeys
Small groups