Lombardy Things to Do

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Lombardy Things to Do

  • Duomo - Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Milan Things to Do

    If you buy the ticket then you will be able to get up on the roof of Cathedral Terraces. Views from the roof of Duomo are stunning. Just have a look at the pictures. When you are on the roof the first your impression is as if you get in the forest of spires. That magnificent masterpiece is worth the money you spent for your visit. Opening times of...

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  • Funicular Como/Brunate

    Como Things to Do

    Exit the train station, walk to the lake, then go right, you will reach the funicular. We were able to use it for free with our seven day Lombardy train pass, but we had to show our pass at the ticket office first and get issued with return tickets. When you get off at the top, go down the steps to the viewing platform before exiting the...

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  • Città Alta

    Bergamo Things to Do

    The Porta Sant’ Agostino city gate is the Southern gate to Città Alta for all motorized traffic. Although the center gate is just a single lane, all traffic (including the buses and trucks) have to pass this gate and making a sharp turn to get at the road along the outer walls. Porta Sant’ Agostino was designed by Paolo Berlendis. Construction...

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  • Gardaland

    Lago di Garda Things to Do

    Peschiera del Garda is the gateway to Gardaland. Don't get me wrong I did not go to Gardaland. I just noticed lots of adverts for Gardaland when I got off the train at Peschiera del Garda and then noticed the free shuttle buses which leave from just outside the station. If you have children or you just like theme parks, you may pass through...

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  • Villa Melzi

    Bellagio Things to Do

    The Villa Melzi is a short walk from the centre of Bellagio along a promenade lined with oleander trees. The Villa was built between 1808 and 1810 for Francesco Melzi d'Eril, who was vice president of the Italian Republic under Napoleon. It was designed by Giocondo Albertolli. Although the villa itself is not open to visitors, there is a small...

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  • Lakeside Towns

    Lago di Como Things to Do

    We took a boat to Varenna, which looked like a fairytale village from the boat, and it didn't disappoint us when we walked there. It's a mere village and less touristy than Bellagio and thus have more authenticity to it. We really loved it. We wanted to have pizza for lunch/dinner that day but as usual we wanted to eat at difficult time and ended...

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  • Palazzo Ducale

    Mantova Things to Do

    I would say Palazzo Ducale is the main attraction in Mantova. The building is huge and actually consist in several different parts built in different time. It is open to visit Tuesday to Sunday from 8.15 to 19.15, closed Monday, 1st January and 25th December. Tickets cost 6.5 euros each. They strongly recommend to book in advance, so i did, but i...

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  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Milan Things to Do

    This arcade links Duomo Square with the La Scala Opera House. It was designed by architect Giuseppe Mengoni, and named after King Victor Emmanuel II. The Galleria was inaugurated on September 15, 1867, but work continued on it for another ten years. The day before its completion in December 1877, the architect Mengoni suffered a fatal fall from the...

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  • Como Historic Center

    Como Things to Do

    If you're not totally burnt out on visiting old churches by the time you get to Como, let me recommend the Basilica of San Fedele as well worthy of checking out. It is a quiet and soothing refuge from the tourist hordes. One of the oldest buildings in the city, this church was built around the 12th century on the site of an older church dedicated...

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  • Piazza Vecchia

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bergamo Things to Do

    This beautiful square in the centre of Bergamo has a lovely fountain in the centre. This is decorated with white marble lions donated to the city by Alvise Contarini in 1780. On the north side there is a library building which used to be the town hall. This was being restored and was hidden under tarpaulin during our visit. On the south side is...

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  • Malcesine

    Lago di Garda Things to Do

    Head to Malcesine which is a beautiful town at the bottom of Mont Baldo. The town in itself might be a consideration for somewhere to stay, but we just headed here to take the cable car up the 1800 feet to check out the views. In summer you can take a walk and take in the stunning scenery and in winter you can take the car up with your skis and go...

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  • Basilica of San Giacomo

    Bellagio Things to Do

    The Basilica of San Giacomo, built around the end of the 10th century to the beginning of the 12th century, is considered an excellent example of Roman - Lombard architecture. The church has undergone many reconstructive periods, and while I found the main altar quite beautiful, it was still a very somber and dark interior which greeted my...

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  • Lago di Como

    Lago di Como Things to Do

    The weather changes so quickly and the forecasts are little help. So, if you awaken and find yourself in the midst of a clear day - don't miss the boat. Every time I go out on the lake I see a new view.

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  • Basilica di Sant'Andrea

    Mantova Things to Do

    See the glimpse of the majestic interior pf the Basilica di Sant'Andrea. This great monumental interior, in Latin-cross plan, have a nave and square side chapels alternating with smaller chapels covered by cupolas. The idea of a single hall with side chapels is typical of Alberti and was later frequently adopted in 16th and 17th century...

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  • Castello Sforzesco

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Milan Things to Do

    I liked Milan Cathedral, but when I abandoned my attempt to go on the roof due to the queue, I re-entered the Duomo Square still holding the money for going on the roof, not very visibly, in my hand. The not very visibly did not deter someone from unsuccessfully trying to snatch it from my hand. This in turn caused me to want to get the hell out of...

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  • Duomo - Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Como Things to Do

    Como Cathedral is located on Duomo Square. It is a beautiful building attached to Como's medieval town hall with its large tower. In Italian it is called the Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta; the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The construction of the cathedral began in 1396, 10 years after the foundation of Milan...

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  • Città Bassa

    Bergamo Things to Do

    At the end of Via XX Settembre, is the very attractive Largo Nicolo Rezzara, with its' impressive arched portico This square is the heart of the Borgo (neighbourhood) Sant Leonardo, and has a pleasant atmosphere. The Church of San Leonardo nestles into the square. It was closed at the time of our visit This square and the adjacent Piazza Pontida...

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  • Sirmione

    Lago di Garda Things to Do

    The historic center is located on the peninsula of Sirmione in Lake Garda. Just outside the city walls there a few parking lots to park your car. If you walk owards Sirmione from the parking lot the Castello Rocca Scaligera immidiately draws the attention. It was built somewhere in the 15th century. The few little streets are very rustic and cosy...

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  • Varenna

    Bellagio Things to Do

    Varenna, on the eastern shore of the lake, can be visited easily from Bellagio by either the car ferry or the passenger service. A return ticket costs €9.20. I found it a more attractive town than Cadenabbia as the main road is higher up and does not come through the centre of the town. There is a very pleasant walkway along the lake side between...

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  • Como Promenade

    Lago di Como Things to Do

    Few have visited Lago di Como and not taken this most famous Passeggiata - Lino Gelpi. It leads you along the lake from Piazza Cavour at the historic center lakeside to Villa Olmo. Whatever the season, you will see enchanting Lake vistas, villas, locals and tourists alike.

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  • Duomo di San Pietro

    Mantova Things to Do

    San Pietro is the main church of Mantova, it had an amazing neoclassical facade, white and adorned with statues, and the Gothic side is just as interesting with its spiky bricks ornaments. The contrast is actually amazing. The inside is also interesting, with a marble floor and several chapels. They also have a great organ, the player was...

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  • Theater alla Scala

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Milan Things to Do

    The two upper tiers at La Scala are known as the galleries. For my second evening at La Scala I paid EUR 24.00 for a ticket in the last row of the topmost gallery. From the seat itself I could see nothing, but since there was no one behind me I could simply stand up the whole time and see nearly the entire stage, except for a small strip that was...

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  • Lakeside promenade

    Como Things to Do

    It's a pleasant walk round the lake from the ferry pier to the Villa Olmo, or it will be shortly, when the redevelopment of the lakeside promenade is complete. When I visited in July 2013, part of the new walkway was open, but it wasn't possible to go all the way along, so we had to make a slight detour. After that, you pass the Tempio Voltiano...

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  • Basilica S. Maria Maggiore

    5 out of 5 stars

    Bergamo Things to Do

    Santa Maria Maggiore shows a nave and two aisles. High above the center is a fine cupola and a carefully decorated ceiling. In the adjacent west end of the church is a Confessional created by A. Fantoni, while on the walls there are many tapestries among them a Crucifixion done to cartoon of van Schoor,

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  • Torri del Benaco

    Lago di Garda Things to Do

    Torri is a small town where you would drive by, if you stay on the main road and are not aware of the beauty behind the walls of the houses at the main road. It has about 3,000 inhabitants. The lovely old harbor with colorful fishing boats is the center of the lively town. Around this beautiful harbor you'll find a lot of cafes/bars, where you...

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  • Isola Comacina

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lago di Como Things to Do

    Isola Comacina is a beautiful island in lake Como, just across and very near to Sala Comacina, a charming little town on the shore. At Isola Comacina there are many villas, one of them was used in the newest Star Wars movies as Naboo. :) It's in the vicinity of Sala Comacna, on a small peninsula. Sala COmacina is a lovely little town, or a village,...

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  • Torre dell'Orologio

    Mantova Things to Do

    Erected in 1473. Its huge clock was created by the mathematician Bartolomeo Manfredi and originally indicated not only the time but also the months and astronomic positions. Below the clock there's the statue of the 'Madonna Immacolata' (Virgin Mary) dating back to the seventeenth century.

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  • Naviglio Grande

    4 out of 5 stars

    Milan Things to Do

    As far as everybody knows Milan had no natural water arteries from the ancient times. Navigli canals were dug out in Middle Ages just to create cheap water ways so that deliver to the city row materials and divers goods. Since I’m from Saint Petersburg where we have more than three hundred rivers and canals I couldn’t be impressed with couple...

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  • Villa Olmo

    Como Things to Do

    The Villa Olmo is a neoclassical villa located by the lake shore. It was built at the end of the eighteenth century. It is named after a great elm tree which once grew in the grounds and was supposedly mentioned by Pliny the Younger. Today it is used for exhibitions. Openining hours Tuesday to Thursday: from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: from...

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  • Colleoni Chapel

    4 out of 5 stars

    Bergamo Things to Do

    The Colleoni's chapel is the mausoleum of Bartolomeo Colleoni, a military leader that made this chapel build as tomb for himself and for his daughter Medea. In the chapel there is a wonderful golden wood statue of Colleoni that shows all the respect he won with its military campaigns, and a lot of statue and low reliefs full of symbols which refer...

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  • Limone sul Garda

    Lago di Garda Things to Do

    Limone sul Garda is a popular village on the western lakeside. During the high season a multitude of tourists stay in this village with about 1,100 residents . The evenings in Limone are therefore a bustle in the narrow streets and the beautiful lakefront. The name of the town derives from the Latin word "Limen", which means border, but it is...

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  • Fiumelatte - Milk River

    Lago di Como Things to Do

    Varenna is home to Italy's shortest river, the Fiumelatte. Only 250 meters long, it rushes, frothy and milk-white (hence the name) down the rockface and crashes into the lake. From the end of March to the end of October each year. And then it stops. Just like that. Leonardo da Vinci climbed down to find out where the water came from. But neither he...

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  • Palazzo della Ragione

    Mantova Things to Do

    Palazzo della Ragione, also known as Palazzo Nuovo, was built in 1250 after the adjacent Palazzo del Podesta to which it is connected by a passageway. Its present look is the result of modifications carried out by Luca Fancelli, who oriented the front of the building towards Piazza del Mercato. The palace was seat of the administration of justice...

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  • Cenacolo - Last Supper

    Milan Things to Do

    Leonardo da Vinci's painting, The Last Supper, in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, reaches across the centuries and plucks at your heartstrings. It's a large, symbolic painting that took da Vinci four years to finish. Because he chose to paint with tempera on wood, which allowed him to make changes, the painting began deteriorating even in...

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  • Monuments & Museums

    Como Things to Do

    It may look like a classical temple, but the Tempio Voltiano is actually a science museum, dedicated to the physicist Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), who was born in Como. Volta is particularly famous for his invention of an early form of electric battery in 1799. Admission to the museum costs €3. The ground floor has showcases of apparatus,...

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  • Cathedral

    Bergamo Things to Do

    Walk through the arches of the Palace of Reason and you enter the Piazza del Duomo - Cathedral Square. On this square you will find the cathedral, the baptistry, the Church of Saint-Mary Major and the Colleoni Chapel. Bergamo's lovely cathedral dates from the eighteenth century. The baptistry has columns and statues representing the Virtues....

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  • Salo

    Lago di Garda Things to Do

    Salo is the most charming of all the Lake Garda towns. Plenty to do and see for the visitor, but it doesn't feel like a tourist trap. A long, charming promenade curves around the beautiful bay of Salo, lined with restaurants, bars and cafes. Parallel to this the main shopping street is full of fairly smart (but not too expensive) shops and is free...

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  • Como City

    Lago di Como Things to Do

    Get inside the old towns and explore its narrow streets. Often you'll find a playful game of lights, the clothes drying from the window or cats strolling around and sneaking behind the corner. It's vry peaceful and arhaic...

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  • Rotonda di San Lorenzo

    Mantova Things to Do

    This marvellous church is one of the oldest of the city. Built in the 11th century it was partially demolished when included in the Jewish Ghetto. It was finally restored in 1908 following the example of the romanic temple of San Tomè, just near Bergamo.

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  • Day Trip to Como

    Milan Things to Do

    I would suggest a full day. Depending on which train you get, but the Central station goes straight to Como in about 3/4 hour to 1 hour (depending) If you go on a Thursday there is a market in the morning in Como city or if on a Saturday, then its all day, around the city walls. Take the Funicular up to Brunate for fantastic views or take an...

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  • Lake Como

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Como Things to Do

    Simply grabbed the "lake taxi" up to Bellagio - but the views are fantastic along the way....with lots of villas, towns, and majestic mountains, there's not really a moment that goes by where you're not taking pictures

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  • Monte Baldo

    Lago di Garda Things to Do

    Monte Baldo is not the name of one mountain,but the name of the whole range on the east side of Lake Garda. You can reach it with a funicular from Malcesine or from the little mountain village Prada also with funicular or you can take road SP3 up the Monte Baldo. This road starts in Mori at the northside of the lake and goes all the way down to...

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  • Brunate

    Lago di Como Things to Do

    Well, since there was yet another strike in Italy and the ferry was not operating, I walked over to the funicolare, which was about the only form of transportation operating today (Friday, Nov 30th). The entire ride up to Brunate provided great views of the lake and the mountains. Once you arrive on top, there are spectacular vista...

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  • St George's Castle

    Mantova Things to Do

    Bartolino of Novara built St George's Castle in the late 14th century for the Gonzaga family. It was the linchpin of the city's defenses. Originally, it was surrounded by a moat, now filled in. The interior is noted for its frescoes.

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  • Shopping or Fashion District - CLOSED

    Milan Things to Do

    The store name is Kiton store located in via Gesù 11.. It is near four seasons hotel The staff is pretty rude I was resting because of waiting for my friend while he is buying a 1000 euro clothes.. He rudely tap the table where I was resting very loudly it almost broke just to wake me up and laugh while at it.. It almost gave me a heart attack......

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