Lombardy Italy travel guide

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Basic information

The region Lombardy (Lombardia) is located in northern Italy and is bordered on the north by Switzerland. The Lombardy (Lombardia) has an area of 24000 km² by around 9 million residents and counts to the region with the highest number of inhabitants in Italy. The region consistsof 12 provinces, the capital Milan (Milano), Como, Brescia, Bergamo, Cremona, Lecco, Varese, Mantua, Lodi, Pavia, and the province of Monza e Brianza.

Iseo Lake at Bergamo

Landscape

Geographically the Lombardy (Lombardia) consists of valleys, hills and mountaninous regions that doesn't border to any coastal. The region is bordered to the north by Trentino Alto Adige and Switzerland, in the west by Piedmont (Piemonte), in the south by the Liguria, and Emilia-Romagna and at the east by the Veneto.

Through this crental location and favorable position the Lombardy (Lombardia) developed to the industrial center of Italy.

Bathing

In this region there are several large lakes, for example the Lago Maggiore whose surface area to 80% belongs to Italy, then the Lago di Garda (Lake Garda) which is the largest lake in Italy, the Lago di Lugano (Lake Lugano) and the Lago di Como (Lake Como). On the photo you can see the Lago di Iseo (Lake Iseo) located in the province of Bergamo.

The Milan Cathedral

UNESCO World Heritage Site

In the Chruch Santa Maria delle Grazia is the world most famous mural situated The last supper by Leonardo da Vinci. The artwork was already 1980 by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site recognized.

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site in the region Lombardy (Lombardia) is the Valcamonica with their approximately 3500 to 4000 years old engravings.

In the province Varese is situated the Sacro Monte di Varese, whose pilgrimage church was completed in the year 1598. In the province of Como is the Sacro Monte di Ossuccio located whose pilgrimage church was completed in 1635. Both mountains belong to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Sacri Monti.

Economic Hub

As Italy's economic hub, in this region are the main banks and the Milan stock exchange established. The southern part of the Lombardy's (Lombardia) land is farmed and cultivated.

Tourism

The tourism in this region is mainly focused on the various lakes but also in the major cities of Lombardy like Milan or Brescia are visited annually by many tourists.

From the historical perspective, the Lombardy has much to offer, because this region was already in the ancient very popular and has been fought over.

Provinces in the region of Lombardy
Bergamo Brescia Como Cremona
Lecco Lodi Milan Mantova
Monza-Brianza Pavia Sondrio Varese
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