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With a trip to Lombardy, a vast and flourishing region, you can come across splendid historical scenarios and locations, including spectacular valleys, the Alps, villages of the Po Valley, large cities of ancient noble glory, and three large lakes.
During your trip to Lombardy there is not only Milan, which is a pearl that glimmers, but infinite wealth of diversity.
What are the main reasons for a visit in Lombardy?
The mountains in Lombardy are a trekking and skiing paradise or perfect for their spas. Just like Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Lake Garda attract visitors in search of peace and wellbeing in a romantic setting.
A tasty reason for a visit to Lombardy is to explore its culinary traditions, each one very different while still with common traits that date back to ancient times and dominations that have left a gastronomic imprint on the farming culture: soups, polenta and stews are popular.
Things to see and things to do in Lombardy
Among the things to see in Lombardy there is visiting Bergamo, especially its oldest area that can be reached comfortably through a historical cable railway or a panoramic walk. Once entered here, you meet the unique beauty of its squares, monuments, palaces and churches.
In Como you immerse yourself in sweet and romantic landscapes that have fascinated for centuries the hearts of poets and artists and now attract the wealthy to hidden villas along the shores of the lake.
Mantova is a noble and serious location over a mysterious lagoon, with an architectural elegance that the Gonzaga renaissance family granted the Palazzo Ducale and other buildings.
In the list of things to do in Lombardy there is definitely a visit to the Sacro Monte di Varese, made of 14 artistic chapels dedicated to the Mystery of the Rosary situated along two kilometers towards the top of a mount, a destination of pilgrims and an art excellence recognized by UNESCO.
A tour through the cellars of Franciacorta has become one of the trendiest things to do in Lombardy: visiting it means enjoying an experience of taste, through the stops of the wineries or the farmhouses of which the territory is rich.
Events and festivals in Lombardy
Carnevale Amrbosiano in Milan sees the traditional parade of carts and the traditional masks of Milan.
In Como, on August 31 Sant'Abbondio, patron of the city, is celebrated. A town festival is set up in the complex of Saints Cosma and Damiano, with stalls selling typical local products and gastronomic stands where you can taste the Larian dishes.