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Lombardy is one of the most famous regions in Italy and one of the finest in Italian gastronomy. Located between Switzerland, Piedmont, Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige and Emilia Romagna regions, Lombardy provides an exceptional heritage. The area abounds with natural places providing a vast playground for outdoor activity enthusiasts.
Lombardy Region attracts millions of visitors every year and is world-renowned for its outstanding lakes such as Lake Maggiore (Lago Maggiore) and its Brissago & Borromeo Islands, the stunning Lake Garda (Lago di Garda) with Sirmione’s thirteenth century fortress, not to forget Lake Como (Lago di Como) and its verdant nature, elegant villas (like Villa Olmo), heavenly gardens and breathtaking villages.

Besides its natural assets, the Lombardy region boasts a rich cultural heritage. Lombardy’s capital city known as Milan, features countless places to discover as well. Between La Scala Theatre, fashion and design industries, Sforza Castle, Duomo Milan Cathedral, the Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the Science Museum, Leonardo’s Last Supper, or San Siro stadium, Milan is THE city not to be missed in Lombardy.

Also known for its “Upper City” (Città Alta), Bergamo’s ancient medieval city has kept its walls intact. Registered as a UNESCO world heritage site, Bergamo is a wonderful place for a gourmet visit. Indeed, the province of Bergamo is the birthplace of the tasty polenta taragna, often associated with local cheeses like the Branzi or Valtellina alpine cheese.

Cremona nougat, composed of almonds and hazelnuts, is also an unmissable delight. Located near Po river, Cremona city is well-known for its baptistery and dome on which the majestic Torrazzo of Cremona, Italy’s highest campanile stands!

Other exceptional artistic heritage cities should also not to be missed: Monza, Mantua, San Pellegrino Terme, Brescia, Pavia, Lecco, Brescia, Chiavenna, Bellagio, …

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One activity:
Gastronomic walking tour through Milan city-centre
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One-day activities: Discover the largest inhabited lake island in Europe
Arrival on Monte Isola Island by boat Guided tour of an olive farm and extra-virgin olive oil tasting Lunch on Lake Iseo’s shore Biking tour through tiny fishing settlements located around the island
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Two-day activities: On the sapphire blue waters of Italy's 3rd largest lake
DAY 1 Discovery of Como city and visit of Como Cathedral Lunch in the city-centre Departure for Villa del Balbianello by boat Guided tour of this Italian Renaissance style Villa and its magnificent gardens on the lake shore. Built in the XVIIIth century, the villa was featured in several movies, such as James Bond and Star Wars! Lake Como crossing by boat to Varenna city Local dinner at a traditional Italian restaurant Overnight stay in a villa near the lake   DAY 2 Italian cooking courses and fresh pasta making with seasonal ingredients at a traditional family restaurant Sample your creations paired with a selection of fine Italian wines Free time with locals and discovery of Varenna picturesque village

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Lombardy is one of the most famous regions in Italy and one of the finest in Italian gastronomy . Located between Switzerland, Piedmont, Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige and Emilia Romagna regions, Lombardy provides an exceptional heritage. The area abounds with natural places providing a vast playground for outdoor activity enthusiasts.