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BERGAMO, MURA
Description Street track located in Bergamo town center («Città Alta»), used on May 19th 1935 for Gran Prix «Coppa Città di Bergamo». From September 26th 2004 some historic events were organized on the same circuit.
Location Bergamo
BG - Bergamo - Lombardia
Location Bergamo, Città Alta (old town)
Latitude - Longitude + 45°42'14"     + 9°39'50"
45.703889     9.663889
UTM Coordinates X = 551679.964  -  Y = 5061362.69  -  Zone 32T
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Portale Cartografico Nazionale  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Visual Pagine Gialle
Altitude AMSL 385 m - 1263 ft
Inauguration 1934
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian archivio di Andrea
(2) Italian www.coppacittadibergamo.it/home/index.aspCoppa Città di Bergamo (City of Bergamo Cup) 2004 official website
(3) English www.kolumbus.fi/leif.snellman/t3.htmTHE GOLDEN ERA OF GRAND PRIX RACING - track description
(4) Italian www.mappe.lombardiainrete.it/bergamo/bergamo_citta_g.jpgBergamo map
(5) English www.milermeter.com/?r=4277564Track layout
(6) Italian www.tazionuvolari.it/corse6it.htmTazio Nuvolari’s official website
(7) Italian www.bergamohistoricgranprix.comBergamo Historic Gran Prix official website

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Circuito delle Mura
Description On May 19th 1935 it hosted 1st Coppa Città di Bergamo (Town of Bergamo Cup), the only car race occurred on this circuit. From 1934 to 1939 and from 1946 to 1950 it could have hosted some motorbike races, but I have no info about them. On September 26th 2004 and September 11th 2005 it hosted 2nd and 3rd Coppa Città di Bergamo, two historical parades
Years 1934÷1939, 1946÷1950, 2004÷2005
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Street course
Inauguration 1934
Closing September 11th 2005
Last update of this page February 7th 2011
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Piazzale Sant’Agostino - Porta Sant’Agostino (Curva Sant’Agostino) - Viale delle Mura - Baluardo San Giovanni - Viale Cento Piante - Curva San Giacomo - Baluardo San Giacomo - Baluardo Santa Grata - Curva del Seminario - Viale Colle Aperto - Curva Colle Aperto - Tunnel del Pantano - Piazza Mascheroni - Via della Boccola - Chicane del Lantro - Via San Lorenzo - Curva San Lorenzo - Viale della Fara
length 2920  m 9580  ft 1.814  mi   (7)
length 2924  m 9593  ft 1.817  mi   (6)
length 2917  m 9569  ft 1.812  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (5)
Difference in level 75  m 246  ft    Calculated from aerial photo (*) (5)

Circuito delle Mura
Description On May 31st 2008 it hosted Bergamo Historic Gran Prix, a historical parade of the old circuit. The track is unchanged from previous editions, but direction now is anticlockwise and start/finish line was moved to Viale Colle Aperto. Paddock is in Piazza della Cittadella
Years 2008
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Historical parade
Inauguration May 31st 2008
Closing May 31st 2008
Last update of this page February 7th 2011
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Viale Colle Aperto - Curva del Seminario - Baluardo Santa Grata - Baluardo San Giacomo - Curva San Giacomo - Viale Cento Piante - Baluardo San Giovanni - Viale delle Mura - Porta Sant’Agostino (Curva Sant’Agostino) - Piazzale Sant’Agostino - Viale della Fara - Curva San Lorenzo - Via San Lorenzo - Chicane del Lantro - Via della Boccola - Piazza Mascheroni - Tunnel del Pantano - Curva Colle Aperto
length 2920  m 9580  ft 1.814  mi   (7)
length 2917  m 9569  ft 1.812  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (5)
Difference in level 75  m 246  ft    Calculated from aerial photo (*) (5)

Circuito delle Mura
Description The circuit is the same used in 2008, but direction is clockwise
Years 2009÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Historical parade
Inauguration May 31st 2009
Closing  
Last update of this page February 7th 2011
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Viale Colle Aperto - Curva Colle Aperto - Tunnel del Pantano - Piazza Mascheroni - Via della Boccola - Chicane del Lantro - Via San Lorenzo - Curva San Lorenzo - Viale della Fara - Piazzale Sant’Agostino - Porta Sant’Agostino (Curva Sant’Agostino) - Viale delle Mura - Baluardo San Giovanni - Viale Cento Piante - Curva San Giacomo - Baluardo San Giacomo - Baluardo Santa Grata - Curva del Seminario
length 2920  m 9580  ft 1.814  mi   (7)
length 2917  m 9569  ft 1.812  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (5)
Difference in level 75  m 246  ft    Calculated from aerial photo (*) (5)

Bergamo, Circuito delle Mura: comparison between all layouts

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Bergamo, Circuito delle Mura (1935, 2004÷2005)

Bergamo, Circuito delle Mura (1935, 2004÷2005)

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Bergamo, Circuito delle Mura (2008)

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Bergamo, Circuito delle Mura (2009÷...)

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See this track layout with Google Maps - Google Earth
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(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)


Latitude - Longitude: + 45°42'14", + 9°39'50"
If the aerial photo is not visible, you have to zoom out by clicking (maybe more then once) button ’-’ in top left corner

PHOTOS

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Photo tour follows the original course, used in 1935

Photos by Guido de Carli - August 2nd 2003
Click on thumbnail to open original large photo

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Bergamo Alta (High Bergamo, the old town, on a hill) seen from Bergamo Bassa (Low Bergamo, the new town). This photo was taken from a point outside the map. It is possible to see town wall, more or less from point 12 (left) to 7 (right) on the map.S.Agostino Church. Start line was more or less in this pointS.Agostino Church. I have no info, but I think that this area, where now there is a football playground, was used for boxes and paddockS.Agostino Town Door. This is the lowest section of the circuit, here a long climb along town walls starts.

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This photo was taken a few meters ahead the previous oneViale delle Mura (Wall Street): initial cornerViale delle Mura (Wall Street): first straightViale delle Mura (Wall Street): first straight, after a little bend (in background on previous photo)

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Viale delle Mura (Wall Street): right-left chicaneViale delle Mura (Wall Street): exit from chicane of the previous photoViale delle Mura (Wall Street): Porta San Giacomo (St. James Town Door). In background: beginning of hairpinViale delle Mura (Wall Street): Porta San Giacomo hairpin

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Viale delle Mura (Wall Street): exit from Porta San Giacomo hairpin. Try to guess whose is bycicle in foreground!Viale delle Mura (Wall Street): second straightViale delle Mura (Wall Street): second straight. Renault Megane parked on the left is the same in background on previous photoViale delle Mura (Wall Street): second straight. This (low quality) photo was taken more or less where - on previous photos - there are car driving on the road.

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Colle Aperto (Open Col) taken from the cornerColle Aperto (Open Col). This photo was taken at middle straight, on the higher point of the circuitBeginning of Via della Boccola. The track came down from the right and it turned on the round in front of photographer. Behind photographer there is Porta Sant’Alessandro (St.Alexander Town Door)Via della Boccola. It’s hard to believe, but I think that circuit went here, as there are no alternative roads

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Via della Boccola seen from Piazza MascheroniVia della BoccolaVia della BoccolaVia della Boccola. Crane is just behind San Lorenzo (St.Lorenz) Church.

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Via della Boccola seen from San Lorenzo (St.Lorenz) Church. The circuit went left with a tight downhill hairpin, hidden between the little wall and the yellow houseVia San Lorenzo (St.Lorenz Street). This street wasn’t used by the circuit, this pic was taken because of a mistakeVia FaraVia Fara. In background: finish line and Piazzale S.Agostino

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Via Fara. In background: finish line and Piazzale S.AgostinoPiazzale S.Agostino (see photos 2 and 3)  


Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
February 7th 2011     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Simone Tacconi Update Description with map
September 23rd 2008 Circuito delle Mura 1934÷1939, 1946÷1950, 2004÷2005 Guido de Carli   Simone Tacconi Update Description
September 11th 2008     Guido de Carli   Martin Berrang Update Description
October 3rd 2004 Circuito delle Mura 1934÷1939, 1946÷1950, 2004÷2005 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
September 27th 2004 Circuito delle Mura 1934÷1939, 1946÷1950, 2004÷2005 Guido de Carli     New Description
August 3rd 2003 Circuito delle Mura 1934÷1939, 1946÷1950, 2004÷2005 Guido de Carli     New Photos (on this site)
August 3rd 2003 Circuito delle Mura 1934÷1939, 1946÷1950, 2004÷2005 Guido de Carli     Update Description
May 21st 2003 Circuito delle Mura 1934÷1939, 1946÷1950, 2004÷2005 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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