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Sightseeing in Lombardy - what to see. Complete travel guide

Who wanna be a duke? 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.
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
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
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
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.
Mantova - camminando distratte 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.
1. The region has the well-developed public transport system, so it’s comfortable to travel by trains and buses. There are waterways on large lakes; such trips will certainly give a … Open
Lombardia lives its eventful culture life. During the year, different festivals and holidays are held in the region. You can visit most of the international festivals dedicated to shopping in Milan. A very interesting national holiday is celebrated on the 7th of December. On this day, St. Ambrogio, the patron of Milan, is honored. Most of the festive performances are held on St. Ambrogio Square. Here, you can watch theatrical performances, visit concerts, and drop in outdoor cafes where you can taste the most popular national dishes.
Sant Climent de Taüll In this period, people in Milan start preparing for Christmas holidays. The guests of the city have an opportunity to visit festive markets and traditional sales in big shopping malls. In February, fans of event tourism should certainly visit Crema. The traditional carnival is held here at this time of the year. It goes hand in hand with festive street parades, food entertainments, and music concerts.
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 interesting historical holiday is celebrated in Pescarolo in the last winter month. Local people and city guests remember age-old traditions, put on beautiful historical costumes, and take part in the traditional parade. The travelers who have an opportunity to vacation in Brescia in May should certainly visit the rare car race. It is called “Historic Thousand Miles”. Rare cars manufactured until 1957 take part in this race.
Certosa di Pavia The interesting and unusual holiday is annually celebrated in Villimpenta. In June, the festival dedicated to rice harvest is held here. It also goes hand in hand with lush street parades. The main attributes of the holiday are food entertainments. One of the most eventful months of the year is September. This month, the traditional medieval carnival is held in Como. In Lagusello, the beautiful holiday dedicated to the grape harvest is celebrated. Fans of unusual entertainments should visit Solarolo Rainerio. The mule racing is held here in September.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Lombardy and surroundings

Reference information
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
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Lombardy
♥   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 Lombardy and around
♥   Art museum 'Accademia Carrara' Bergamo, 28.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Lombardy 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

Basilica di San Lorenzo

From the series “Monuments of Byzantium: the most famous buildings”
Several symbolic monuments are installed next to the basilica. A series of antique columns is the most unusual element of the surrounding area. They are preserved fragments of ancient Roman buildings. These columns were part of the baths in the 3rd century AD. The Basilica of St Lawrence has lost almost half of its values and original design elements for more than a thousand years of existence. A beautiful fresco has been preserved on the wall behind the main altar. Visitors can also see an ancient sculpture of Padre Pio. Its age is more than a thousand years. The painting under the dome was made already in the Middle Ages. But it continues to be considered a true work of art. … Read further


From the series “Most Extraordinary Thermaes, Baths and Saunas in the World”
Initially, the organizers wanted the sauna-tram to cruise the streets of the city, and its visitors could admire outstanding sights and the most beautiful streets of Milan. City authorities did not approve of such an initiative, and the sauna has been decided to be installed in one of the busiest districts of Milan, close to popular hotels and entertainment venues. … Read further
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

Hilton has announced that it will soon begin a project to build a new hotel in Kyoto. It will be located in the heart of the city, in the prestigious area of Sanjo-Kawaramachi. Guests will be able to easily reach all areas of interest in the dynamic city, many popular attractions and recreation areas will be within a walking distance from the hotel. Read this


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