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Bergamo

Bergamo, the name of a town and province of North Italy. The town is fortified, manufactures textile fabrics and iron, and is annually the scene of the largest fair in Italy. The dialect of the people is peculiar, and is affected by the comic characters in Italian comedy. The Bergamasque shepherds, familiar in the Eastern Alps, come from this province.