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Colors of Lombardy - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Who wanna be a duke? Milan is the administrative and cultural capital of the region. It has been a permanent venue for major events of world importance for many years. The cultural life of the city is fertile with activities, including exhibitions and film screenings, international congresses, music and theater festivals attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city. There are exciting sporting events too. In November Milan is always attended by motorsports fans. They wait for Rosa d'inverno organized by Milan motoclub.
Several attractions of Lombardy are known even to travelers that have never been to Italy. Most of them are concentrated in Milan, but there are amazing facilities in every city of the … Open
On December, 7, city celebrates an important religious holiday, St. Ambrogio, dedicated to the city patron. Festivities are held on the square named after the saint. The holiday is always celebrated on a large scale and is complemented with various entertainment options. After the religious celebration the opera season at La Scala Theater begins. In this period, the life of the city is full of amazing cultural events.
Travelers that are fond of colorful festivals and carnivals have to visit Crema. In February, there is a grand carnival accompanied by interesting parades and enchanting music concerts. No less interesting is the historic parade held in Pescaloro. You just won’t find a better way to learn about the culture and history of the region. The picturesque town is wreathed in the unique atmosphere of the Middle Ages. One of the most unusual celebrations is held in Brescia. We are talking about the old car race, Mille Miglia Storica. The competition is held annually in May; only cars that were produced before 1957 can take part in it. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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
At this time, a very curious event takes place in Legniano. It includes an incredibly beautiful costume party and a horse race attracting gambling travelers. Amazing gourmet festivals are also held in Lombardy. There you can learn how to cook delicious food and taste the most popular local treats. A very interesting celebration is held annually in Villimpente; it is devoted to harvesting of rice.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Lombardy
♥   Basilica di S. Maria della Croce, Crema, 16.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di Nostra Signore di Caravaggio (della Fonte), Caravaggio, 16.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta, Crema, 17.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Martino e S. Maria Assunta, Treviglio, 20.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Lorenzo Martire, Verolanuova, 24.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria della Visitazione, Bagnolo Mella, 26.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Chiesa di San Lazzaro, Roma, 27.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Lombardy
♥   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
♥   Castle 'Padernello Castle' Padernello, 17.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Urgnano Castle' Urgnano, 17.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Duomo di Milano

From the series “15 unofficial man-made wonders of the world”
No less famous is the Milan Cathedral or Duomo di Milano located in the heart of the historic district. It's considered a shining example of the outstanding architectural style, Flamboyant Gothic. Construction of this cathedral  took several hundred years. The process has begun in 1386 and was completed only in the 19th century. The Milan Cathedral is the fifth largest in the world. The spectacular architectural structure is characterized by a variety of spiers and fine sculptures, a complex system of pointed towers and turrets. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Lombardy

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Lombardy. Learn the best periods to visit Lombardy to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Lombardy.
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