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Lombardy Top Attractions

Top 14 things to see and do in Lombardy

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    A town by the Lake of Garda in northern Italy.

    Lake Garda is the largest and probably the most popular Italian lake, situated halfway between Milan and Venice. With its 50km length and 20km width, it covers three regions. Home to a collection of traditional towns that have retained its character and culture and at a stone's throw from Italy’s most iconic cities is Lake Garda, a perfect destination for everyone.

    Lake Garda is a region of contrasts.

    The narrower north end – the Altogarda - boasts mountainous landscapes, hillside villages, and harbor towns line the shores ...

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    The Castello Sforzesco fortress.

    Castello Sforzesco in Milan, Italy is a splendid palace that holds a significant place in Italian history. This fortified palace is a much-beloved landmark, as it stood witness to the ebbs and flows of the city of Milan. It was built by the Viscontis and the Sforzas, powerful men who ruled Northern Italy during the late Middle Ages until the Renaissance period. The palace serves as an emblem of power for the Viscontis and the Sforzas. It has a tumultuous past, as it has experienced demolition and rebuilding several times ...

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    Part of the Duomo di Milano facade.

    'What a wonder it is! So grand, so solemn, so vast! And yet so delicate, so airy, so graceful!'

    With these words, Mark Twain captured the essence of the Duomo di Milano. This elegant and enormous Gothic Cathedral ranks high in the 'Must See When in Europe' list. It is, in fact, one of Italy's landmarks. It also has the distinction of being one of the world's largest Roman Catholic cathedrals. It is second only to the Cathedral of Seville. It boasts a capacity of 40,000 and is built on 12,000 square meters of land. The conception of the Duomo is attributed to Duke Gian Galeazzo Visconti ...

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    The Teatro alla Scala interior.

    When we say opera, there is probably none greater than the La Scala (or more formally known as Teatro alla Scala). Undoubtedly, it is one of the most important and popular opera houses in Italy and the world. Attending an opera performance at La Scala is an all-important part of your visit to Milan, Italy.

    La Scala is located at Via Filodrammatici 2, right at the heart of Milan's city center, near the famous Duomo.

    Most of the greatest and famous operas of the nineteenth century held their first performances in this grand opera house ...

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    The Via Montenapoleone luxury shopping street.

    When it comes to luxury shopping in Milan, Via Montenapoleone is the street to be. This elegant street is lined with high-fashion stores, jewelry shops and great cafes. Montenapoleone proves that Milan is not Italy's fashion capital for nothing. Along with Via della Spiga, Via Sant'Andrea, Via Manzoni, Via Santo Spirito, and Via Borgospesso, Montenapoleone forms a crucial part of what is called the Fashion Quadrilatero, which is, quite literally, the Fashion District in Milan ...

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    Villas by the Lake Como in Italy.

    Lake Como is one of the most important Italian lakes. It is a scenic destination frequented by aristocrats since Roman times, the lake is still a favorite tourist destination. In 2014, it was considered one of the 20 most beautiful lakes in the world by the news website HuffPost, for its microclimate and for the quality of its surroundings, dotted with prestigious villas and villages.

    The lake is shaped like an inverted 'Y', with each branch having its own main town: Como for the southwestern branch, Lecco for the southeastern branch, and Colico for the northern branch ...

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