Milan, Lombardy, and the Lakes Travel Guide
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Fodor's Italy 2014
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.
The hotels in Italy's wealthiest region generally cater to a clientele willing to pay for extra comfort. Outside Milan, many are converted villas with well-landscaped...read more
Lombardy may well offer Italy's most varied, rich and refined cuisine. Local cooking is influenced by the neighboring regions of the north; foreign conquerors...read more
Things To Do in Milan, Lombardy, and the Lakes
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Lake Como—the most beautiful lake in the world?: Ferries crisscross the waters, taking you from picture-book villages to stately villas to edenic... 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 first... Read more
During the Salone del Mobile, Milan's furniture fair, in early April, the city is abuzz—there are showroom openings, cocktail parties, and product... Read more
Milan is a fierce and unique alternative to Italy's well-worn destinations.... Read more
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Few countries can offer what Italy can in the way of local culinary specialties, art, and architecture,... Read more
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My family of five (husband, wife, 16, 11, 9 year old children) are visiting Italy for 13 days in late June, early July. We fly into Venice and fly out of Rome. While I amassed my Read more