ILSANLEONARDO SUITES enjoys central location of Bergamo Bassa where it occupies XVI-century Palazzo Ghislanzoni in historical Piazza Pontida.
Enter one of the most characteristic bergamasque spots, Paizza Pontida, with its massive open space surrounded by XVI-XVIII centuries arcaded palaces. Here traditional weekly markets take place: on Friday local farmers sell fresh fruits, vegetables, ecologically produced cheeses and wines (D.O.P. and I.G.P. certified) and on Sunday handicraftsmen sell souvenirs handmade stationery and clothes. During holidays and city celebrations artists, musicians, folklore dancers, craftsmen, sportsmen and sometimes even caws and sheeps from the hills of Bergamo accompanied by their shepherds pass through Piazza Pontida witnessing authenticity of the local culture.
The borough of the city to which piazza Pontida belongs to, Borgo San Leonardo, is one of the preferred spots by locals for its happy hour (“aperitivo” in Italian) and bars, the area traditionally occupied by merchants, nowadays is home to commerce and business activities of Bergamo. Being one of the liveliest areas of Bergamo, Borgo San Leonardo offers beautiful settings of colorful antient buildings, fountains, plentitude of typical Italian little shops, cafes and traditional bars and restaurants.