Visit Lombardy: tourism and highlights

Here you can find many of our favourite places throughout Lombardy with full reviews on Italy This Way...

Bellagio (Como Province)

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The harbour village of Bellagio is a pretty village on Lake Como [...]

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Bergamo, with its palaces, cathedral and medieval towers, is an interesting town to visit in Lombardy [...]

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Bormio (Sondrio Province)

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The ancient town of Bormio is best known as a ski resort and spa town, and well placed to explore the Alps of northern Italy [...]

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Slightly off the usual tourist trails, Brescia has a castle and a cathedral among its historic highlights [...]

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Cernobbio (Como Province)

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Cernobbio is an attractive small town to the south-west end of Lake Como in Lombardy [...]

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Certosa di Pavia (Pavia Province)

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The Carthusian monastery at Certosa di Pavia is one of the finest examples of a gothic style monastery in Italy [...]

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In Chiavenna you will enjoy exploring the narrow medieval streets and visiting the Collegiate Church of Saint Lawrence [...]

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Como (Como Province)

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Como is an important historic town at the southern end of Lake Como [...]

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Como cathedral (Como Province)

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The cathedral in Como is the most important historic monument in Como, at the southern end of Lake Como [...]

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In the center of Lombardy, Crema has an interesting historic centre with a cathedral and baptistery [...]

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Cremona has an attractive historic center around its cathedral, and is famous as the birthplace of Stradivarius [...]

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Desenzano del Garda (Brescia Province)

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Desenzano del Garda is a lively resort surrounded by UNESCO listed fortifications [...]

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Domaso is a small harbour town on the north of Lake Como [...]

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Gardone Riviera

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Gardone Riviera, on the banks of Lake Garda, is well known for the lovely villa and gardens of Il Vittoriale [...]

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Gravedona (Como Province)

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Gravedona, on northern Lake Como, is well placed to explore the surrounding mountains and practice water sports on the lake [...]

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Iseo (Brescia Province)

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Iseo is a pleasant town with a harbour and historic centre on Lake Iseo [...]

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Lake Maggiore

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Lake Maggiore is the most western of the Lombardy lakes, with the Borromean islands just one of the popular attractions [...]

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Lecco (Lecco Province)

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Lecco, at the southern tip of Lake Como, has a harbour with lovely views across the lake and mountains [...]

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Lenno is a picturesque small town and harbour on Lake Como, near the Villa Balbianello [...]

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Limone sul Garda

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Limone sul Garda is a small town with a beautiful harbour on the north shores of Lake Garda [...]

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The Piazza della Vittoria in Lodi is surrounded by medieval palaces and a cathedral and the focus of your visit to the town [...]

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Lovere (Bergamo Province)

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Lovere is pretty village with an impressive basilica at the northern end of Lake Iseo [...]

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Malgrate (Lecci Province)

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Malgrate is a small town on south-west Lake Como that has a modern promenade with attractive lake views [...]

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One of the loveliest town squares in Lombardy can be seen here in Mantova, with a great number of imposing monuments to see [...]

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Menaggio (Como Province)

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Menaggio, on the western shore of Lake Como, is a pretty town and well placed to explore the lake [...]

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With its imposing cathedral and famous shopping, Milan is a much visited city in Lombardy [...]

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Moltrasio (Como Province)

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Moltrasio is a small pretty village with a harbour on south-west Lake Como [...]

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Monte Isola (Brescia Province)

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Monte Isola, with villages including Peschiera and Siviano, is a lovely island in Lake Iseo [...]

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Monza is an interesting excursion from nearby Milan, to see the Royal Villa and the basilica, among other monuments [...]

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Ossuccio (Como Province)

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Ossuccio is a small village with two historic churches on Lake Como [...]

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Padenghe sul Garda

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Padenghe sul Garda in Italy is a resort on Lake Garda with an interesting castle and small historic village, and a lake beach [...]

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Best known for the Charterhouse, Pavia itself is interesting with medieval towers, several ancient churches and a castle [...]

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Piona Abbey (Lecco Province)

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Piona abbey is a lovely 12th century abbey in a quiet location on north-east Lake Como [...]

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Pisogne (Brescia Province)

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Pisogne is a small town with a medieval tower and a 15th century church with remarkable frescoes [...]

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Sabbioneta is unique as a renaissance period 'new town' with a carefully designed 'perfect' town layout [...]

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Sala Comacina (Como Province)

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Sala Comacina is a pretty little harbour town on Lake Como [...]

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Salo is a picturesque old town, promenade and harbour on the western shores of Lake Garda [...]

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San Benedetto Po (Mantua Province)

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The Polirone Abbey in San Benedetto Po was one of the most important 16th century Benedictine monasteries in Italy [...]

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Sarnico (Bergamo Province)

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Sarnico is a town on south Lake Iseo with a small historic centre and a long promenade [...]

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The most visited town on Lake Garda, on the Sirmione peninsula you can visit a castle, roman ruins and a pretty town [...]

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Soncino (Cremona Province)

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The principal visitor attraction in the Lombardy town of Soncino is the Rocca Sforzesca, a 15th century medieval castle [...]

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Stelvio National Park

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In the mountains of northern Lombardy you can discover the stunning scenery of Stelvio National Park [...]

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Sulzano (Brescia Province)

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Sulzano is a small village and port and departure point for ferries to Monte Isola [...]

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Tirano (Soncino Province)

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Tirano in northern Lombardy is visited as the departure point for the Red Train that follows a scenic route across the mountains to Saint Moritz in Switzerland [...]

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Tremezzo (Como Province)

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Tremezzo on Lake Como is visited for a walk along the lake and a visit to Villa Carlotta and its beautiful gardens [...]

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Val Camonica

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The scenic Val Camonica is best known for the thousands of prehistoric engravings to be seen in the valley [...]

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East of Lake Como, Valtellina is a region of vineyards and orchards, ancient towns and villages, and high mountain resorts [...]

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Varenna (Lecco Province)

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Varenna is a pretty town on the shores of Lake Como, with attractive villas and gardens [...]

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Varese (Varese Province)

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In Varese you can follow the Sacro Monte pilgrimage walk and admire the grand 19th century parks and villas [...]

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Vigevano is well placed to explore the highlights of the Lomellina rice growing region of Lombardy [...]

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Villa Balbianello (Como Province)

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Villa Balbianello is a villa on Lake Como, used as a location in Star Wars [...]

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Villa Carlotta (Como Province)

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Villa Carlotta is an 18th century villa on Lake Como, with extensive gardens to explore and an impressive art collection [...]

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Voghera is visited for the imposing cathedral and the picturesque villages nearby [...]

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