Those arriving in Bergamo by car should follow the signs for the historic centre. When you get to Porta Nuova, you should leave your car in the nearest underground car park (Piazza della Libertà and via Borfuro) and take the Line 1 bus to Città Alta.
Or, you can continue by car to Bergamo Alta and park in the paid parking places along the walls or in the monitored ones within the walls.
Private cars cannot access Città Alta at these times:
- all public holidays, from 10:00 to 12 noon and 14:00 to 19:00;
- on Fridays and Saturdays, from the first Friday following the start of daylight saving time until the Friday following the start of standard time, from 21.00 to 01.00.
The Theatre can be reached from the bus station in fifteen minutes by public transport, using Line 1 of the urban public transport system. The urban transport stop is Colle Aperto. From the bus stop to the theatre, it is less than 10 minutes by foot.
Città Alta is also served by Line 3 (Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe stop), the Airport Bus, which connects the “Caravaggio” Airport with Colle Aperto, and the cable car railway, located half way along Viale Vittorio Emanuele and going to Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe.
The cable car station connecting the lower part of the city to Città Alta is 300 meters from the Teatro Sociale.
The Theatre can be reached from the railway station in fifteen minutes with public transport via the Line 1 bus of the urban public transport system. The urban transport stop is Colle Aperto. From the bus stop to the theatre, it is less than 10 minutes by foot.