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Lombardy Italy

Lombardy Italy sits at the very centre-top of the entire country. It is one of Italy’s twenty regions and home to one-sixth of the entire peninsula's population. Lombardy is well known for it’s beautiful scenery and rich history and it is one of Italy’s top tourist destinations. While planning your trip to Italy, be sure that you take some time to stop over here, and experience the unique beauty that this region has to offer its guests. 


Popular Spots & More About Lombardy Italy

The geography of Lombardy make for a beautiful and picturesque setting, no matter where in this region you travel. The mountainous Italian Alps are located in the North and their snowy peaks are visible for miles around. There is also hilly regions and flat plains that make up this diverse environment. It is also home to many different plants and animals and many different protected areas and national parks attempt to preserve their habitats.

Lombardy has been inhabited since at least the 2nd millenium B.C. and its vast array of well-preserved rock carvings and artifacts such as pottery and arrowheads are proof of this. The beauty of this region has continued to draw people in and it has been inhabited ever since and is now one of the most popular places in all of Italy to both live and visit.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Lombardy

There are nine different UNESCO world heritage sites in Lombardy Italy, which aim to protect the unique history of this region. Below - you'll find some of the most popular ones:

  • The Monte San Giorgio Triassic fossils
  • The Valcamonica prehistoric rock drawings
  • The prehistoric pile dwellings located at the base of the Alps
  • The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie which contains the masterpiece The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci
  • The Rhaetian Railway, built in the early 20th century, which is revered for its architecture as it navigates its way through the treacherous regions of the Swiss and Italian Alps

Things to Do While in Lombardy Italy

While visiting the region, there are so many exciting things to do and see. Some of the most popular attractions and tours include:

  • A walking and shopping tour of Milan
  • A visit to the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie to view The Last Supper
  • A train tour through the Italian Alps
  • A visit to beautiful Lake Como including a boat and beach tour
  • A day trip to Italy’s largest lake, Lake Garda
  • Lake Como food and wine tour
  • A hike through Stelvio National Park

If you are looking for a diverse place to visit while on vacation in Italy, that will have something to please every traveler’s preference, Lombardy is the location you are seeking. With beautiful scenery it is perfect for the outdoorsman in your group. Milan, the fashion capital of the world, offers a shopper’s paradise for the fashionista. Lake Como offers a plethora of outdoor sports for the sporting enthusiast and also provides a relaxing, lakeside getaway for those looking to just kick back and relax. With so much to see and do here, its quite possible that you may never want to leave!

Lombardy Map & Train Tips

Train travel around Lombardy Italy region is super popular. At the centre of it all we have the Milano Centrale railway station. From here you can catch all types of train service that Italy has to offer including the Italo and other High-Speed trains, as well as the Regional and Intercity trains. Milan can be reached by train from other great destination such as Rome, Florence, Bologna and Turin with comfort, convenience and great scenery along the way. Below you'll find a Lombardy map to help plan your trip to this happening region. Refer to the Italy train map for an overall glimpse of the country's railway system. 

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