Milan, Lombardy, and the Lakes Travel Guide


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Plan Your Milan, Lombardy, and the Lakes Vacation

Magnificently scenic, Lake Maggiore has a unique geographical position: its mountainous western shore is in Piedmont, its lower eastern shore is in Lombardy, and its northern tip is in Switzerland. The lake stretches nearly 50 km (30 miles) and is up to 5 km (3 miles) wide. The better-known resorts are on the western shore.


Milan, Lombardy, and the Lakes Hotels

The hotels in Italy's wealthiest region generally cater to a clientele willing to pay for extra comfort. Outside Milan, many... read more


Milan, Lombardy, and the Lakes Restaurants

Lombardy may well offer Italy's most varied, rich and refined cuisine. Local cooking is influenced by the neighboring... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Milan, Lombardy, and the Lakes

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


Milan, Lombardy, and the Lakes Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Lake Como—the most beautiful lake in the world?: Ferries crisscross the waters, taking you from picture-book villages to stately... Read more

  • Lombardy through the Ages

    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

  • Milan's Furniture Fair

    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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