THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER Trofeo Faip-Perrel (XII Edition)
From 02/20 to 02/26
Money prize: $ 75,000
Surface: Hard indoor
Location: PalaNorda – Via Alberto Pitentino, 24124 Bergamo
How to get: PalaNorda is centrally located in Bergamo, infact is at 20 minutes walking distance from central station. Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport is far 7 km and 15 minutes driving from tennis courts. Alternatively you could get in Milan’s airports: from Linate you need 45 minutes driving, from Malpensa about 1 hr.
Previous winners: 2016 Pierre Hughes Herbert – 2015 Benoit Paire – 2014 Simone Bolelli – 2013 Michal Przysiezny – 2012 Bjorn Phau – 2011 Andreas Seppi – 2010 Karol Beck
Main players: Pierre Hughes Herbert (Fra) – Lukas Lacko (Svk) – Duck Hee Lee (Kor) – Marco Chiudinelli (Sui) – Luca Vanni (Ita) – Uladzimir Ignatik (Uzb) – Ivan Dodig (Cro) – Peter Gojowczyk (Pol) – Maximilian Merterer (Ger) – Stefano Napolitano (Ita)
THE TOWN: Bergamo is a scenic town located in Lombardy of some 120,000 people nestling in the foothills of the Alps. Acclaimed as a city of rare beauty, Bergamo is famous for its wealth of artistic treasures and enchanting medieval atmosphere. Lonely Planet writes about it:“This eastern Lombard city offers a wealth of art and medieval Renaissance and baroque architecture, a privileged position overlooking the southern plains, breathtaking views and some fine dining. Bergamo is one of northern Italy’s most beguiling cities. The city’s defining feature is a double identity. The ancient hilltop Upper Town (Città Alta) is a tangle of tiny medieval streets, embraced by 5km of Venetian walls. It lords it over the largely (but not entirely) modern Lower Town (Città Bassa). A funicular connects the two.”
BERGAMO’S TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Upper Town
- Piazza Vecchia
- Venetian Walls
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- B&B Hotel Bergamo. Excellent *** hotel, rated 8.5 on Booking and located at just 700 mt from central station, this is the official accommodation of the tournament. It offers free wifi in all areas and essential but cozy double rooms from 57€ per night. Private parking is available at 10€ per night.
- Best Western Premier Hotel Cappello d’Oro. Beautiful **** hotel located in the real heart of Bergamo at just 200 mt from Donizetti Theater, it as been rated 8.6 on Booking. It provides free wifi, a little gym with sauna and an internet point. Price for a 18 mq2 double room is 97€ per night with breakfast and free cancellation included.
- Relais San Lorenzo. Exclusive ***** relais located in Upper Bergamo at just 300 mt to Piazza Vecchia and rated 9.6 on Booking. It features the gourmet Hostaria restaurant , snack bar, panoramic terrace and a free spa with Finnish sauna and Turkish bath. A stylish 25 mq2 double room costs 225€ per night with exceptional breakfast and free wifi included.
Please notice the prices don’t include the additional city tax (2,5/4€ per person per night).
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