The Italian region of Lombardy is situated in the northern part of the country with its administrative centre in Milan, a global fashion capital and a centre of commerce. Lombardy is well known for its picturesque lakes and diverse cultural heritage.
The region is the most populated in Italy, offering outstanding renowned landmarks and over 330 museums, many of which world-famous such as the National Museum of Science and Technology "Leonardo da Vinci" in Milan.
In this magnificent city you will see the sublime Milan Cathedral, which took over 600 hundred years to be finished. The iconic structure is the largest church in the country and the fourth largest church in the world! Also in Milan, the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie houses “The Last Supper” painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
The region has numerous beautiful towns such as Bergamo and Lecco as well as lakeside resorts and villages including Erbusco where you will find the famous Franciacorta wineries.
The city of Mantua, surrounded on three sides by lakes, is a favoured tourist destination with important cultural sites as well as stunning landscapes.
In the Southern Alps of Lombardy there are opportunities for skiing or hiking, and on the many lakes you may relax on a boat trip or enjoy water sports.
Population: over then 10 million inhabitants
Other places: Bergamo, Busto Arsizio, Brescia, Cremona, Como, Mantua, Monza, Sondrio, Varese
Main attractions: Milan Cathedral, Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of “The Last Supper”, Sforza Castle, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Sempione Park, Valle del Lambro park, Scaligero Castle, Pinacoteca di Brera art gallery, Valcamonica valley, Peninsula of Sirmione, Lake Como, Lake Garda, Lake Maggiore, Lake Iseo, Mantua
Nearest Airports: Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP - Milano Malpensa)