A place where time has stopped
In the heart of Bergamo, located in the upper part of the city
Here stands our hotel, surrounded by the historic sixteenth-century setting of the Venetian Walls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The name ‘Gombit’ derives from the ancient and historic Torre del Gombito, adjacent to the hotel.
Those who are sensitive to historical and artistic beauties and are passionate about travel will find their ideal destination in Gombit Hotel, thanks also to the characteristics of our structure, which also include in its hospitality, the dimensions of luxury and quietude.
The location of our hotel makes it the ideal place to reach the lakes of northern Italy and the Italian historical and artistic destinations, given the proximity to the main roads, Bergamo Airport and the station.
Gombit Hotel and the history of Bergamo
The GombitHotel is located in an extraordinary context in view of the history of its buildings and unique location alongside the Gombito Tower, the famous Ancient Wash-house di Via Lupo and the Church of San Pancrazio.
The Gombito Tower
Key structure of historical importance
City guardians and military have controlled access to Piazza Vecchia from its heights since the Middle Ages. Towering 52-metres, its iconic shape defines Bergmao Alta’s skyline. The tower was built in the 12th century at the intersection of the most important thoroughfares in the upper town, Via San Lorenzo, Via Mario Lupo and Via Gombito; it belonged to the powerful Ghibelline Del Zoppo family.
The name “Gombito” derives from the Latin “compitum” which means crossroads: traditionally, the place that marked the road network of the city at that time. In Latin the crossroads of intersecting roads are called “cardo” and “decumanus”, oriented towards the compass points.
The numbering and geometrical organisation of roads and streets began here. In Bergamo, the “compitum” thus became “Gombito”, a dialect definition of Gomito. A curious fact is that the tower was never called by the name of the family that owned it, as was the case for all the most important buildings in the city.