Venture on a Tour Of Lombardy, where mountains touch the sky and lakes smooth like glass stretch as far as the eye can see. The Lombardy region is situated in northern Italy and rubs shoulders with Switzerland and the Alps. The region has the ultimate landscape and is plentiful in treasures, like the Italian Lakes District where you can enjoy places like Lake Como and Lago di Garda.
You will find that each lake has its own character and you can discover them during a private tour. Spend the day cruising on the lakes or simply relax and soak up the sun along the pristine lakes of Como, Garda and Italy’s 2nd largest lake, Lake Maggiore. Lake Maggiore divides the regions of Lombardy and Piedmont. The Italian Lake District is a place where you can be content with just strolling for hours around the towns situated along the lakes, admiring the beautiful gardens and villas, visiting boutique shoppes and eating delectable meals ‘al fresco’ as you people watch. Who knows, you may even spot George Clooney on Lake Como! And there are plenty of surrounding cities that will surprise you with their gastronomic delights. Why not consider Lake Como for a romantic Italian honeymoon?
Within an hour from the peace and harmony of the Italian Lakes District is Milan, Lombardy’s capital and world renowned for its fashion and shopping. There is also the world famous Teatro alla Scala and Milan’s Duomo, which is the most striking example of Italian Gothic Architecture.
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Lombardy is a delightful region of northern Italy and is pretty much an oasis of calm and tranquillity. It is an area of endless, still lakes surrounded by the Swiss Alps. Lombardy is a perfect location in so many ways and yet is only an hour from the grandeur and magnificence of Milan. Lakes Como, Garda and Maggiore can be enjoyed either on the water, from a the public boats or by private sailing boat, or from one of the delightful shoreline towns or villages. It is a region for leisurely strolls along lakeside promenades or for sitting at a sunny cafe table just people watching.
However this region is not all about relaxation and leisurely pursuits. There are state of the art winter sports facilities at popular resorts like Bormio, Livigno and Madesimo. In contrast to the mountains there are areas of rolling hills and lowlands as well. The region is famous for its vineyards and excellent wine production while in Lomellina, rice is harvested.
Lombardy boasts many natural wonders, an interesting history and a thriving arts and cultural scene. No visit to the Italian Lakes District would be complete without at least a day or two in the regional capital, Milan. The city is a world famous centre of fashion and shopping outlets. The spectacular Gothic cathedral – the Duomo – is unmissable. Italy is, of course the home of opera and probably the most famous opera house is in Milan – La Scala. For football lovers a visit to one of the most iconic stadiums in the world is a must – the San Siro is home to both Inter Milan and AC Milan.