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Sightseeing in Lombardia - what to see. Complete travel guide

Lombardy is famous for its natural attractions; there are several large rivers and beautiful lakes in the region. The unique nature of Lombardy has made it the ​​world-famous center of eco-tourism. There is the National Park, as well as about a hundred wildlife sanctuaries in the region.
Lombardy is an ideal place for all travelers without exception. Fans of shopping enjoy Milan with its numerous shopping malls and designer boutiques; guests preferring outdoor activities … Open
Speaking of natural attractions of these places, it’s worth to mention its lakes. Lake Como is the popular vacation spot that was filmed in several movies. Steep banks and deep bays of Como, as well as its antique villas give these places the special atmosphere of harmony and order. The largest lake in the region is Garda; it is surrounded with lovely lemon gardens and forests attracting not only ecotourists, but also artists.
The majestic Alps are located at the northern part of Lombardy; there is a skiing paradise for beginners and professional athletes. Slopes are equipped with 7 runs and about 20 ski stations. In winter, the Alps attract snowboarders and alpine skiers; in warmer months, mountains welcome hikers and fans of outdoor recreation. Tourist routes pass through the most beautiful places in the forest; visitors can have a tour to foothills or explore local flora and fauna. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Lombardy is the economic, cultural and gastronomic landmark of the country. Even discerning palates would be fond of the local cuisine. The region is located in the Po Plain, often called … Open
The region's capital is Milan, the city of fashion and art. The best fashion shops and boutiques attended by celebrities can be found on Via della Spiga and Via Montenapoleone. In addition to luxury shops, there are many cultural venues, many of which are known far beyond the country. La Scala Theatre, The Sforzesco Castle, the Cathedral, Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie and numerous museums dedicated to outstanding Italian painters are noteworthy.
It should be noted that Lombardy is one of the largest centers of winemaking. Franciacorta wines are considered to be the most popular; fans of fine beverages are advised to visit several wine-making regions. It’s better to visit Brescia, as in addition to fine vintage wines, you could buy attractive souvenirs in local shops, and admire the incomparable beauty of this place.
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Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Lombardia
♥   Castle 'Romano Castle' Romano di Lombardia, 8.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Soncino Castle' Soncino, 9.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Pagazzano Castle' Pagazzano, 14.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Calepio Castle' Castelli Calepio, 16.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Malpaga Castle' Cavernago, 16.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Lombardia
♥   World Heritage Site 'Monte San Giorgio' , 84.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dello Stelvio' , 120.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’Appennino Tosco-Emiliano' , 126.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Lombardia and around
♥   Art museum 'Accademia Carrara' Bergamo, 28.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Lombardia from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie

From the series “Top 15 UNESCO sites In Europe”
Over the past decades, the main church in Milan has remained a popular tourist attraction. The queue of those wishing to see the legendary frescoes doesn’t vanish, so it’s recommended to sign up for a tour several days in advance. Anyone who wishes to see the legendary fresco by Leonardo da Vinci, will have to undergo a special procedure. An outerwear has to be cleaned from the dirt using a dedicated gadget. Only after that, you can take a look at the amazing work of art. However, visitors can not admire it for more than 15 minutes. … Read further

Duomo di Milano

From the series “15 unofficial man-made wonders of the world”
The cathedral is so great that it can accommodate up to 40 000 people. About 3 400 beautiful statues decorate a hall. The main symbol and the gem is the golden statue of Madonna, the patron saint of Milan. Paintings on walls and a ceiling of the cathedral require special attention. Some of them were created by the outstanding artist, Simone da Orsenigo. The roof of the cathedral has the great viewing platform that offers a spectacular view of the historic streets of Milan. … Read further
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