Milan, Lombardy, and the Lakes Travel Guide
Plan Your Milan, Lombardy, and the Lakes Vacation
Lombardy is one of Italy's most dynamic regions—offering everything from world-class ski slopes to luxurious summer lake resorts. Milan is the pulse of the nation—commercial, fashionable, and forward-looking. The great Renaissance cities of the Po Plain—Pavia, Cremona, and Mantua—offer the romantic Italian characteristics tourists dream about, embracing their past by preserving national treasures while ever keeping an eye on the present. Topping any list of the region's attractions are the glacial lakes. Above them stand the Alps, which have been praised as the closest thing to paradise by writers throughout the ages, from Virgil to Hemingway.
Given that this is the wealthiest part of Italy, most hotels here cater to a clientele willing to pay for extra comfort.... read more
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Things To Do in Milan, Lombardy, and the Lakes
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Lake Como, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world: Ferries crisscross the waters, taking you from picture-book villages to... Read more
Lombardy may well offer Italy's most varied, rich, and refined cuisine. Local cooking is influenced by the neighboring regions of the... Read more
Lombardy has had a tumultuous history, and control by outsiders dates back more than 3,000 years, to when the Etruscans of central Italy... Read more
During the Salone del Mobile, Milan's furniture fair, in early April, the city is abuzz—there are showroom openings, cocktail parties,... Read more
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