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Lombardy

Lombardy is one the most important region of our country. It’s located in the north of Italy, in a strategical position between the mountains Alps and the Po River Valley .

The region is bordered on the north with Switzerland, on the west with Piemonte, on the east with the regions of Trentino Alto Adige and Veneto and on the south with Emilia-Romagna.

Often Lombardy has been considered as the region of Economy, Business and Trade, but it offers a lots of things also for Art, Culture and Leisure. Thanks to its several airports (Milano Malpensa, Milano Linate, Brescia Montichiari and Bergamo Orio al Serio) a great connection to the whole north of Italy and to the Main European Airports is guaranteed.

In Lombardy there are 12 districts Milano , Brescia, Bergamo, Como , Lecco, Mantova,  Cremona , Lodi, Pavia and Sondrio. The largest city and the most important  in the whole region is Milano.

MILANO:  the city of Business, Fashion and Nightlife; the city with the great example of Gothic Art, the Duomo;  but also Medieval and Renaissance influences  and important sightseeings as Cenacolo Vinciano together with the Santa Maria delle Grazie, Castello Sforzesco, Scala Theatre.

Worth of a visit: the Navigli, the most attractive area of the city full of little canals and full of nice restaurants and bars, have a promenade here and  taste  the classic aperitiv of Milano.

BRESCIA and BERGAMO, two cities always rivals but united from their own big and excellent cultural and artistic heritage; the first with Roman origin and Roman sightseeing and the other a pure example of Medieval city.

LECCO and COMO directly to the homonymous  lake.

MANTOVA, the city that rises from the water of its 3 artificial Lakes of Mincio river, with its wonderful Palazzo Te. CREMONA with Medieval past, famous all over the world for its luthiers’ laboratories and gastronomic delicacies as Torrone, the typical nougat and the Cremonese Mustard.

And again LODI, PAVIA and SONDRIO, this last one famous for its mountain’s tourism both in Summer period as well during the Winter, thanks to Ski resorts as Bormio, Livigno, Santa Caterina Valfurva or Ponte di Legno, Valtellina, Tonale

Other characteristic landscape of the region is the Franciacorta, a long area of green hills,  famous all over the world  for its vineyards and production of good wines.

And of course, the charming atmosphere of the great lakes:  on the western side of Lago di Garda, the breathtaking  town of Sirmione and other well-known and very attractive tourist destinations as Desenzano and the elegant Salò. Also extremely picturesque lake is  Lago Maggiore and Lago di Como , surrounded by aristocratic houses and charming gardens.

Lombardy region offers a wide variety of local products, from the most classic and well-known as Bresaola della Valtellina, Salami Milano, Grana Padano, Gorgonzola cheese, Risotto alla Milanese ,…and wine as Franciacorta, Oltrepò Pavese and others

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Distances between main cities

Milano Bergamo Bologna Breuil-Cervinia Firenze Genova Sestriere Torino Venezia Verona
Milano 50 216 188 307 148 236 143 269 160
Bergamo 241 228 331 203 276 184 227 117
Bologna 401 109 293 426 332 153 144
Breuil-Cervinia 492 252 210 119 449 340
Firenze 226 516 422 258 234
Genova 265 171 396 286
Sestriere 100 496 387
Torino 403 294
Venezia 120
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