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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

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

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Mantua, the Renaissance style Capital of Culture for 2016

Itinerary: Mantua

North Italy

Mantua, the Renaissance style Capital of Culture for 2016

Mantua, the Italian Capital of Culture 2016, surrounded by 3 lakes boasts one of the largest Royal palaces in Europe

Cat.: Sightseeing

Type: Art Cities

Region: Lombardy

Milan: shopping in the Italian fashion capital

Itinerary: Milan

North Italy

Milan: shopping in the Italian fashion capital

Shopping in Milan and wandering along its central streets where you will find the most famous Italian fashion shops

Cat.: Sightseeing

Type: Art Cities

Region: Lombardy

Milan: art, culture and history of this cosmopolitan city

Itinerary: Milan, Milan Cathedral Duomo, Scala Theatre, Pinacoteca di Brera,

North Italy

Milan: art, culture and history of this cosmopolitan city

Visit Milan: learn about art, culture, museums and history of the most cosmopolitan and international town of Italy

Cat.: Sightseeing

Type: Art Cities

Region: Lombardy

Strada della Forra, Lake Garda, the legendary scenic drive

Itinerary: Lake Garda, Limone del Garda, Pieve di Tremosine, Tremosine

Scenic Drive - North Italy

Strada della Forra, Lake Garda, the legendary scenic drive

Strada della Forra, the legendary scenic drive on the western shore of Lake Garda, the eighth wonder of the world

Cat.: Sightseeing

Type: Lakeshore

Region: Lombardy

Area: Lake Garda

The beautiful wine road in Franciacorta in Lombardy

Itinerary: Cellatica, Gussago, San Zenone, Ome, Rodengo Saiano, Cazzago

North Italy

The beautiful wine road in Franciacorta in Lombardy

Take the wine route in Franciacorta to discover wines, local products, traditional dishes, and ancient art treasures

Cat.: Food & Wine

Type: Countryside

Region: Lombardy

The best scenic road in Italy: the hairpins of Stelvio Pass

Itinerary: Bormio, Stelvio Pass, Prato allo Stelvio, Alps

Scenic Drive - North Italy

The best scenic road in Italy: the hairpins of Stelvio Pass

The challenging road crossing Stelvio Pass, the highest road pass in Europe, is one of the most scenic drive in Italy

Cat.: Sightseeing

Type: Mountainside

Region: Lombardy

Area: The Alps & The Dolomites

Summer ski resorts in Italy: the glacier of the Stelvio Pass

Itinerary: Stelvio Pass

Scenic Drive - North Italy

Summer ski resorts in Italy: the glacier of the Stelvio Pass

The Stelvio is the largest summer ski area in the Alps, which will allow you to enjoy skiing at high altitude

Cat.: Ski Resorts

Type: Mountainside

Region: Lombardy

Ponte di Legno, the largest ski area in Lombardy, Italy

Itinerary: Ponte di Legno

North Italy

Ponte di Legno, the largest ski area in Lombardy, Italy

Ponte di Legno is a famous ski resort in the upper Camonica Valley in the Alps and the largest ski area in Lombardy

Cat.: Ski Resorts

Type: Mountainside

Region: Lombardy

Area: The Alps & The Dolomites

A short walk in Como to discover this beautiful city

Itinerary: Como, Lake Como

North Italy

A short walk in Como to discover this beautiful city

A short walk in Como to explore the parks, the eighteenth-century villas and the medieval monuments narrated by Manzoni

Cat.: Sightseeing

Type: Lakeshore

Region: Lombardy

Area: Lake Como

Livigno, the ski resort among the highest peaks of the Alps

Itinerary: Livigno

North Italy

Livigno, the ski resort among the highest peaks of the Alps

Livigno is a ski resort located over 1800 above sea level, between Stelvio National Park and the Valley of Engadine

Cat.: Ski Resorts

Type: Mountainside

Region: Lombardy

Area: The Alps & The Dolomites

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