Lombardia / Lombardy

The industrious one

Most Famous Tourist Attractions:

  • Milan;
  • Art Cities: Mantua, Bergamo, Pavia;
  • Lakes and lakeside towns: Lake Garda (Desenzano, Sirmione, Salò, Gardone Riviera), Lake Como (Bellagio, Menaggio), Lake Maggiore (Luino, Angera), Lake Iseo (Lovere);
  • Agriturismi on the hills;
  • Stelvio National Park;
  • Ticino Regional Park.

Climate:

It’s semi-continental.

Winters: cold and foggy;

Summers: hot and damp.

Food Specialities:

  • First and second courses: risotto, ossobuco, pizzoccheri, pumpkin tortelli, costoletta, cassoela;
  • Cheeses: mascarpone, gorgonzola, robiola;
  • Sweets: panettone, amaretti di Saronno, torrone di Cremona.

Wines:

Sparkly wines from the Oltrepo area (Bonarda), red wines (Sassella, Inferno), the wines of Franciacorta.

 

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