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The original Laundrette

An interesting bit of history, well preserved. It is just off the main street up through Citta... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
Cath B
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York
The place where they used to wash clothes

This is something you don't see in many places. The last one we saw similar to this was in Cefalu... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
sammutsony
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Naxxar, Malta
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14 Nov 2017
“The original Laundrette”
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“immersive walk in medieval Bergamo”
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Ages ago, women used to wash clothes there, and chat away, talk about neighbors, who went with hom, who did this and who did that. In a way, Facebook took over not the laundry pasrt, but the chat part of this location. Try to explain...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you are at the lavatoio, you are in the middle of Città Alta, a medieval part of Bergamo perfectly preserved over the centuries. Walk around to be in an ancient world and find nice restaurants and coffee shops.

Thank Cristina B
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Well that's all it is. An old street washouse as depicted in the photo. Interesting perhaps to a washing machine engineer!

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Bergamo in general has done excellent job in marking their visitor's landmarks with details. I don't understand how this ancient bath was divided with dividers that I can't imagine how it's used in old days. Close to main street.

Thank amysun2016
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

This is the original lavatoio basically the place where people used to come and do their washing and it reminds me of when I was a child I used to cycle past similar places in the area

Thank Martino B
Reviewed 14 November 2017

An interesting bit of history, well preserved. It is just off the main street up through Citta Alta.

Thank Cath B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is something you don't see in many places. The last one we saw similar to this was in Cefalu. This was the place where they used to was clothes in the old days. Something different to see.

Thank sammutsony
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This wash area was apparently used in medieval times by the ladies of the town to wash clothes and it is in remarkably good shape. It was fed by one of 2 ancient aqueducts (some parts of which still exist under the walls of the...More

Thank windsorlass
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Small spot in a small park, but it is an excellent example of a public wash station in an old Italian city. If you're in old Bergamo, find thi.

Thank Bart C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

found it accidentally, good place to take a break or eat a pinic lunch. the surrounding walls were impessive too

Thank danielklee
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

While walking in Città alta, opposite Piazza del fieno, you should not miss this little corner. Lavatoio was used a long time ago to wash clothes, it's no more functioning but is perfectly intact. I haven't seen any so beautiful anywhere.

Thank Sara C
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