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Lombardy places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Lombardy region. See also our Lombardy travel guide.

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Bellagio

The harbour village of Bellagio is a pretty village on Lake Como
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Bergamo

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

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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Brescia

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

Cernobbio is an attractive small town to the south-west end of Lake Como in Lombardy
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Certosa di Pavia

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

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

Como is an important historic town at the southern end of Lake Como
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Como cathedral

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

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

Cremona has an attractive historic center around its cathedral, and is famous as the birthplace of Stradivarius
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Desenzano del Garda

Desenzano del Garda is a lively resort surrounded by UNESCO listed fortifications
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Domaso

Domaso is a small harbour town on the north of Lake Como
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Gardone Riviera

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

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

Iseo is a pleasant town with a harbour and historic centre on Lake Iseo
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Lake Maggiore

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, at the southern tip of Lake Como, has a harbour with lovely views across the lake and mountains
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Lenno

Lenno is a picturesque small town and harbour on Lake Como, near the Villa Balbianello
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Limone sul Garda

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

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

Lovere is pretty village with an impressive basilica at the northern end of Lake Iseo
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Malgrate

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

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

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

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

Moltrasio is a small pretty village with a harbour on south-west Lake Como
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Monte Isola

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

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

Ossuccio is a small village with two historic churches on Lake Como
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Padenghe sul Garda

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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Pavia

Best known for the Charterhouse, Pavia itself is interesting with medieval towers, several ancient churches and a castle
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Piona Abbey

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

Pisogne is a small town with a medieval tower and a 15th century church with remarkable frescoes
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Sabbioneta

Sabbioneta is unique as a renaissance period 'new town' with a carefully designed 'perfect' town layout
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Sala Comacina

Sala Comacina is a pretty little harbour town on Lake Como
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Salo

Salo is a picturesque old town, promenade and harbour on the western shores of Lake Garda
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San Benedetto Po

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

Sarnico is a town on south Lake Iseo with a small historic centre and a long promenade
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Sirmione

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

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

In the mountains of northern Lombardy you can discover the stunning scenery of Stelvio National Park
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Sulzano

Sulzano is a small village and port and departure point for ferries to Monte Isola
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Tirano

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vigevano is well placed to explore the highlights of the Lomellina rice growing region of Lombardy
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Villa Balbianello

Villa Balbianello is a villa on Lake Como, used as a location in Star Wars
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Villa Carlotta

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

Voghera is visited for the imposing cathedral and the picturesque villages nearby
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