Top Reasons to Go to Lombardy and the Lakes
Lake Como, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world: Ferries crisscross the waters, taking you from picture-book villages to stately villas to Edenic gardens, —all against the backdrop of the snowcapped Alps.
The sky’s no limit: A funicular ride in Bergamo whisks you up to the magnificent medieval city.
Mantua’s frescoes: Mantegna’s frescoes in the Palazzo Ducale are a not-to-be-missed masterpiece of spatial illusion.
Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore: The former is great for outdoors enthusiasts, the latter has plentiful islands to explore.
Cremona’s violins: If you are in the market for a violin, you’ll find the world’s best here in more than 50 shops, or see historic violins at the Museo del Violino.