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TOURING ITALY: LOMBARDY

Italy travel guide: Travel tips, tours, "what to do" in region Lombardy

Lombardy - Milan Cathedral - with the golden Madonna statue,  symbol of Milan
Milan Cathedral - with the golden Madonna statue, symbol of Milan

Lombardy : Milan Cathedral - with the golden Madonna statue,  symbol of Milan

Lombardy : The Royal Villa in Monza, surrounded by the large Monza Park

Lombardy : The Castle of Brescia, known as the Falcon of Italy

Lombardy : The Monastery Certosa Pavia - 8 km north of Pavia

Lombardy : Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy

Lombardy : Palazzo Estense in Varese - today houses the local Municipal Council

Lombardy : Lake Como -  it is one of the deepest lakes in Europe

Lombardy : Lake Maggiore surrounded by beautiful gardens and exotic plants

Capital city: Milan

Provinces: Milano, Brescia, Bergamo, Como, Cremona, Lecco, Lodi, Mantova, Pavia, Sondrio, Varese

Lombardy is located in the northern Italy at the foot of the Alps, bordering Switzerland. Its central position, beeing located in the heart of the Po Valley and on the path of the great transalpine routes, is remarkable.

It is the richest and most important region of Italy and the industrial and commercial center of the country. Also, the Fashion Industry has its headquarter here. In Milan, the capital of Lombardy, all the worldwide appreciated Italian 'Haute Couture' brands have their fantastic showrooms.

Lombardy is a land of mountains, hills, rivers and beautiful lakes. The lake district includes Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano (shared with Switzerland), Lake Como, Lake Iseo, Lake Idro, and the beautiful Lake Garda (the largest lake in Italy).

Food & Wine: Many delicious wines are produced in the lake side areas and in the Oltre Po area. Some of these are: Franciacorta Spumante (DOCG) (sparkling wine), Garda Chardonnay Spumante (sparkling wine), Capriano del Colle (red wine), Botticino (red wine), Valtellina Superiore Riserva (DOCG) (red wine), Moscato di Scanzo (DOCG) (red wine), Capriano del colle (white wine)

Many culinary specialties as well: 'Riso alla Milanese' (rice with saffron - first course), Tortelli di zucca alla mantovana' (stuffed also with amaretti di Saronno and apple sauce), Polenta alla valtellinese', 'Ossobuco alla milanese'(cross-cut veal), Cotoletta alla milanese (fried cutlet), the famous 'Panettone' (Christmas cake)

Wine tasting and Winery Tours - Food Tours - Cooking Classes

DISCOVER LOMBARDY

Great travel tips: what you should not miss when visiting region Lombardy

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Alta Valtellina the enchanting Valtelline Valley in Lombardy

Itinerary: Alta Valtellina (Valtelline Valley), Teolo, Tirano, Grosio, Bormio, Livigno

North Italy

Alta Valtellina the enchanting Valtelline Valley in Lombardy

Discover the enchanting Alta Valtellina, one of the most beautiful Alpine areas in Lombardy, from Teglio to Livigno

Cat.: Sightseeing

Type: Mountainside

Region: Lombardy

The enchanting Bellagio on the shores of Lake Como

Itinerary: Bellagio

Scenic Drive - North Italy

The enchanting Bellagio on the shores of Lake Como

Bellagio is a lovely tourist resort thanks to its amazing location on a promontory overlooking the beautiful Lake Como

Cat.: Sightseeing

Type: Lakeshore

Region: Lombardy

Area: Lake Como

Cremona, following the footsteps of Antonio Stradivari

Itinerary: Cremona

North Italy

Cremona, following the footsteps of Antonio Stradivari

Rich in Medieval buildings, Cremona is the birthplace of Stradivari, the most famous master luthier in the world

Cat.: Sightseeing

Type: Art Cities

Region: Lombardy

Discover the stunning West Shore of Lake Garda

Itinerary: Salò, Limone sul Garda, Riva del Garda

Scenic Drive - North Italy

Discover the stunning West Shore of Lake Garda

Scenic drive along the wonderful West Shore of Lake Garda to discover enchanting villages while enjoying beautiful views

Cat.: Sightseeing

Type: Lakeshore

Region: Lombardy ->the end in Trentino A.A.(South Tirol)

Area: Lake Garda

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