The capital of Lombardy, holding artistic treasures and millenary history while being the beating heart of innovation and experimentation, a leading player on the international stage of culture and design: Milan, a city that never ceases to amaze.
If you are passing through Milan, you cannot miss a visit to the Duomo: from its terraces you can enjoy a priceless view of the city, framed by the splendid spires. Then shopping in the heart of the Fashion District and a walk along Via Dante to the Castello Sforzesco and Sempione Park, the green heart of the city.
In the afternoon, visit the Pinacoteca di Brera, to admire the priceless artistic heritage it preserves, or the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie with its renowned Last Supper by Da Vinci.
In the evening you can choose one of the city's terraces for a glamorous aperitif and a tasty dinner, or choose between the typical trattorias and the numerous starred restaurants, from fusion restaurants to gourmet burger places.
No matter what the reason for your trip, just immerse yourself in Milan taste and nightlife.
Let yourself be lulled by the sweetness of the lake and set off on a boat tour that will take you from Como to discover beautiful historic villas. No visit to Lake Como is complete without a stop at one of its splendid villas, including:
- Villa del Balbianello: located in Lenno, it is one of the most beautiful romantic villas on Lake Como. Inside you can admire precious furnishings and a beautiful garden that overlooks the lake.
- Villa Carlotta: is located in the village of Tremezzo and stands on top of a beautiful terraced garden with over 500 plants and the incomparable spring blooms of azaleas and rhododendrons.
- Villa Monastero: is located in Varenna and has a 2-km-long botanical garden that makes this extraordinary residence a picturesque terrace overlooking the lake.
Have lunch in one of the picturesque villages overlooking the lake, such as Bellagio, Menaggio or Lenno, and try the typical dishes, including fish from the lake.
On your return from the boat trip, take a stroll along the lake and through the historic centre of Como, where you can visit the splendid Cathedral and the Tempio Voltiano. Don't miss an aperitif or dinner with a splendid view of the lake and the city.
The only city in Lombardy that consists of two parts connected by a historic funicular railway: Città Alta and Città Bassa. Bergamo will strike you with its extraordinary charm that stems from the fact that it seems a little suspended between heaven and earth.
A must on your itinerary is the Accademia Carrara, one of Italy's leading art galleries, founded by the Count Giacomo Carrara and boasting masterpieces from the Venetian, Lombard and Tuscan schools.
Take a break for lunch in one of the bars in Via San Tomaso or Via Santa Caterina, followed by a walk or a ride on the funicular up to the picturesque Upper Town, enclosed by imposing fortified walls, an authentic jewel with Piazza Vecchia as its beating heart. And if the Palazzo della Ragione and Santa Maria Maggiore take you back to the age of the Comunes, a masterpiece such as the Colleoni Chapel will transport you back to the Renaissance. Lose yourself in its alleyways, discovering its secrets, and dine in a typical trattoria in the Upper Town or in an osteria in San Vigilio, with a spectacular view over Lower Bergamo.
Brescia was the scene of important historical events from the times of the Roman Empire to the Risorgimento, which have contributed to making it a place rich in charm and ancient fascination.
The archaeological area of Roman Brixia, with the Capitolium, and the Museum of Santa Giulia are worth a visit. Enjoy a typical Brescian dish such as risotto alla pitocca in one of the trattorias in the historic old town and have a coffee in Piazza della Loggia or in one of the bars in Piazza Paolo VI, where you can admire a wonderful view of the old and the new cathedral.
Climb to the top of Brescia Castle for an unforgettable view of the city and on the way back, toast with a pirlo, the typical Brescian aperitif. In the evening, if you can, go to the Teatro Grande, the city's historic theatre with more than 300 years of history.
If you love good wine, don't miss a trip to Franciacorta, just a few kilometres from the city. Soft morainic hills and a string of garden-vineyards look out over the peaceful Lake Iseo; an enchanting landscape for a land of wine excellence, waiting to be discovered and tasted.
Italy's largest lake amazes with its beautiful colours and intense scents, especially the scent of lemons, which is reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Lake Garda is the perfect destination for a slow holiday with wellness, good food and magnificent, unspoilt nature.
Lake Garda is home to some of the most beautiful villages in Italy, such as Tremosine sul Garda, nestled between the lake and the mountains. Strolling along the lanes of Gargnano you will feel as if you have stepped back in time, surrounded by lemon houses and elegant villas. Salò will impress you with its spectacular historic and artistic gulf. Finally, Sirmione, one of the most enchanting places on Lake Garda where, after a walk through the narrow streets of the city centre with its history and charm, you can visit the Grotte di Catullo and relax at the well-known Terme di Sirmione with its curative waters.
The Gonzaga family fought hard to conquer Mantua and made it a beautiful and powerful city, the ideal city of the Renaissance. Discover the traces of this glorious past in the city's major buildings, from Palazzo Ducale to Palazzo Te. It will be wonderful to stroll through its streets immersing yourself in its romantic atmosphere or to cycle along one of the routes that wind through the Mincio Park and taste local specialities such as the famous pumpkin tortelli.
There are plenty of activities awaiting you for a green holiday in the mountains of Lombardy: from hiking to climbing the Alpine peaks, to adventures along rivers and streams.
You will love the trekking routes that wind through the Stelvio National Park and the Adamello Park, you will be enchanted by the natural spectacle of the Acquafraggia waterfalls in Valchiavenna, and you will cycle through breathtaking landscapes on the routes that cross the Brembana Valley, the Seriana Valley and the Camonica Valley. Here you can walk through the places where the Camuni lived, the prehistoric inhabitants of Lombardy who have left traces of their presence with rock engravings on more than 300,000 rocks.
Wonderful valleys, snow-covered landscapes where fun never fails: this is the Lombardy mountains in winter. Renowned ski resorts await you, suitable for adrenalin sports enthusiasts and beginners alike. But there are many more opportunities for snow lovers in Lombardy to have fun: you can walk with snowshoes, fly with a snowkite, let yourself be pulled by husky dogs on a sleigh through fairytale landscapes. Lombardy will never cease to involve and surprise you.
Lombardy is the ideal destination for a holiday dedicated to wellness. Relax in the spas of Bormio, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Alps. At the thermal baths of Sirmione, renowned for the quality of their waters, you can immerse yourself in the beautiful setting of Lake Garda, among rolling hills and the scent of lemons. In the Bergamo area, the San Pellegrino thermal baths welcome you in an atmosphere of exclusivity and peace.