Located in the heart of the Lombardy region in northern Italy, Caravaggio is well connected with the cities of Bergamo, Milan, and Brescia. The town is best known for its main sight, the Sanctuary of Santa Maria del Fonte, also known as the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Caravaggio. Lately, more and more inhabitants of communities in the province of Bergamo and in Lombardy have chosen Caravaggio as their travel Destination and have discovered that the town is a place of historic, artistic, cultural interest and natural beauty really worth visiting. The name of our town has become known in the world as the famous Italian Baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi used the name Caravaggio to sign his paintings, perhaps as a symbolic reference of feelings of identity and belonging to his parents’ hometown.
The history of Caravaggio has been blessed with art. It sets it apart as not just another small town, but a town of remarkable beauty. So, wait no longer, come, and delve into the town’s history, culture and much more!
HOW TO REACH US
A35 Motorway (Autostrada A35 BreBeMi) connecting Brescia-Bergamo-Milan, exit for Caravaggio.
A1 Motorway (Autostrada A1), exit for Lodi in the direction of Brescia-Bergamo. The motorway exit is approximately 30 minutes from Caravaggio.
A4 Motorway (Autostrada A4), exit for Seriate if driving from Brescia, or exit for Dalmine if driving from Milan. Both motorway exits are approximately 30 minutes from Caravaggio.
Caravaggio has a railway station on the Milan-Cremona line. This line links Caravaggio to Treviglio Central Station (Treviglio Centrale), which is one of Lombardy railway hubs approximately 24 km (14.91 mi) away.
Caravaggio is served by another train station in the neighbouring village Vidalengo, 2.9 km (1.8 mi) from our town, on the line Milan-Verona
Caravaggio is served by bus lines which link it to Bergamo, Treviglio and Chiari, in the province of Brescia.
Caravaggio is served by Il Caravaggio International Airport (BGY, also called Milan-Bergamo by several airlines) located in the municipal territory of Orio al Serio, less than 30 km (18.63 mi) from Caravaggio and close to Bergamo. A good number of low-cost airlines operate international flights to and from the airport which also is the main Ryanair hub in Italy.
Coordinates: 45°29′52″N 9°38′35″E
Territorial subdivisions (frazioni): Vidalengo, Masano
Elevation: 111m (364 ft)
Neighbouring towns: Caravaggio borders with the municipalities of Brignano Gera D’Adda and Pagazzano to the north, Bariano to the northeast, Fornovo San Giovanni and Mozzanica to the east, Sergnano and Capralba to the south, Misano Gera D’Adda, Calvenzano and Treviglio to the west.
Area: 32.81 km2 (12 sq mi)
Population: 16,261 (31 October 2018)
Population density: 495.61/km² (188.33/sq mi)
Postal code: 24043
International dialling code: 0039 0363
Distance from main cities: 5 km (3.10 mi) from Treviglio; 24 km (14.91 mi) from Bergamo; 39 km (24.22 mi) from Milan; 52 km (32.3 mi) from Brescia; 60 km (37.27 mi) from Cremona