Museo del Cinquecento
Between 2001 and 2011, the Palazzo del Podestà was renovated and restored. As of 2012, it has been the home of the Museo del 500, a museum dedicated to the 1500s
Modern technology and communication are in dialogue with the history of the Palazzo del Podestà, taking visitors on a journey through the 16th century, a crucial time in Italy, Europe and the world.
Venetian Bergamo is part of this broader context: visitors will travel from Venice to Bergamo with envoys, rectors, merchants and vagabonds, and then into the city, through villages and neighbourhoods, palaces and monasteries populated by locals and their stories. Immersed in 16th-century life, visitors will also witness the construction of the city walls, a lasting symbol of Venetian rule and a UNESCO heritage site as of 2017.