Quality Hotel San Martino
Via Europa, 4
Garbagnate Monastero, 23846
Phone: (39) 031 851700
Fax: (39) 031 851411
Via Europa, 4, Garbagnate Monastero, IT, 23846
- Phone: (39) 031 851700
- Fax: (39) 031 851411
Arts & Museums
The museum of the service station was founded in 1966 by Guido Fisogni at the start of his work in the building and maintenance of service stations. The collection, one of a kind, has over 7000 pieces which put together the evolution of these industrial products. Inside the museum there are 200 period petrol pumps as well as several oil cans, lubricators, number plates and designs linked to the industry. Admission is free.
A place that promotes contemporary art, but also design, innovation and philosophy. It has the advantage of being located in an ex-hangar/factory building, giving some of its artists more liberty with the high ceilings and open space.
For every avid fan of Gaetano Donizetti, a visit to the Donizetti Museum is a must. This tiny treasure house stores a plethora of personal memorabilia of this celebrated opera composer. A stroll through the museum will let you have a glimpse of the musician's music sheets, notation books and his piano as well. You also get to see the deathbed where Donizetti breathed his last. Call for further details.
The Pinacoteca gallery, located within the Palazzo dell'Accademia, was founded in 1795 by Count Giacomo Carrara, a merchant collector, who at his death bequeathed his collection to the city of Bergamo. This collection has grown thanks to more acquisitions and private donations. Today the Pinacoteca holds around 1800 works from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries, originating from the Lombard and venetian schools of painting, as well as from Tuscan and Flemish artists. In addition to this collection there is also a large series of prints, bronzes, sculptures, porcelain and furniture. There are rooms dedicated to the Lombard painters, like the seventeenth century painter G.B. Moroni or Lorenzo Lotto. There are also gallery rooms dedicated to the fifteenth century Florentine painters, such as Botticelli, Signorelli, Donatello, Beato Angelico. You can also find examples of Venetian art. The Gallery of Modern Art, next to the Accademia Carrara, has a further collection of prestigious modern works and temporary exhibitions. Check website for more details.
Founded in 2006, Wannabee promotes and hosts emerging artists. It also has contacts with other galleries around the world, helping its artists gain international exposure.