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, …