Sprawled between the Alps and the river Po’s plains, Lombardy (Lombardia) has one of Italy’s most varied landscapes. Industrious cities, medieval hill towns and lakeside resorts are interspersed with powdered slopes, lemon groves, crop fields, vineyards and rice paddies. But one element defines this diverse region: style.
Lombardy’s capital, Milan, is the country’s fashion and finance powerhouse, and is its second-largest metropolis after Rome.
The empires of Armani, Prada, Gucci and dozens of others reside in Milan’s ‘Golden Quad’, while cutting-edge homewares and furniture designers such as Kartell and Alessi also call Milan home.
Northern Italy's Lakes District, between Milan and the Alps, is part of the Italian region of Lombardy. Here you will find travel and tourism information for Lakes Como and Maggiore, the region of Lombardy, and Lake Garda, partly in Lombardia.
Lombardy is a region in Northern Italy. Its capital, Milan, is a global hub of fashion and finance, with many high-end shops and restaurants. Its Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, housing Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of “The Last Supper,” testify to centuries of art and culture. North of Milan, Lake Como is an upscale alpine resort with dramatic scenery.
Milan is one of Italy's most fashionable cities and one of the richest cities in Europe but it also holds several historic and artistic attractions, including the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, the Last Supper painting, and the famous La Scala Opera House. Travelers to Milan will find a fast-paced, glamorous city with a thriving cultural scene and a top city for shopping. Although the city was heavily bombed during World War II, much of it was rebuilt.
HANDPICKED SELECTED WEBSITES TO TRAVEL IN LOMBARDY AND VISIT MILAN:
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