Lombardy Travel Guide

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Milan

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2846,7155,516

Bergamo

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1113,4430,89

Como

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323,856,42

Livigno

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38,71,66

Bellagio

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171,411,25

Sirmione

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166,511,78

Lago di Garda

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481,1102,2

Lecco

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62,170,8

Brescia

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122,369,53

Varese

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42,171,33

Mantova

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109,316,33

Varenna

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48,217,8

Lago Maggiore

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117,237,0

Menaggio

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23,55,14

Lago di Como

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208,594,2

Desenzano

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76,148,44

Limone sul Garda

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31,60,44

Cremona

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29,61,10

Monza

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49,110,9

Lago d' Iseo

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22,61,0

Pavia

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47,199,9

Tirano

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15,37,4

Salò

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60,192,15

Cernobbio

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26,74,6

Tremezzo

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30,180,8

Isola Bella

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39,135,0

Certosa di Pavia

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16,69,0

Argegno

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9,16,4

Gravedona

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12,20,6

Maccagno Inferiore

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21,75,0

Cadenabbia di Griante

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10,42,0

Gallarate

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9,13,4

Luino

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1,9,2

Capo di Ponte

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13,36,0

Bormio

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4,22,36

Milan

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  • 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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  • Hotel Principe Di Savoia

    Milan Hotels

    One of Milan's best hotels, Principe di Savoia is housed in a Belle Epoque-style building. Though...

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  • Luini

    4 out of 5 stars

    Milan Restaurants

    The fast food takeaway of Luini, just off the Piazza Duomo, is very popular with both tourists and locals. It specialised in panzerotti, a kind of deep fried folded pizza which are delicious. The panzerotti is actually a traditional dish of Bari, in the heel of Italy in the deep south, but Luini make an excellent northern version of it, along with...

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Bergamo

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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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  • Best Western Premier Cappello d'Oro

    Bergamo Hotels

    The Best Western in Bergamo's lower town is located at the main crossing. You have easy access to...

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  • Città Alta

    Bergamo Favorites

    The town has two centres: "Città alta" (upper city), a hilltop medieval town, surrounded by 17th century cyclopic defensive walls, and the "Città bassa" (lower city). The two parts of the town are connected by funicular/cable car, roads, and foot-paths (the most convenient being immediately adjacent to the funicular station). Parking spaces are...

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Como

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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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  • Palace Hotel

    Como Hotels

    Initially I passed right by the hotel because the front gate looked too majestic to actually be the...

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  • Pasticceria Monti

    1.5 out of 5 stars

    Como Restaurants

    This is a typical local cafe that has everything except politeness, especially for the turists. The staff and supervisor were rude when we asked for complimentary chips and olives with our beer (6.50e) and said that they don't give. Well that was wrong as all the other tables with locals were full of them and sure they did not ask, as many were...

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Livigno

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  • Free bus in Livigno

    Livigno Transportation

    There are three lines of free buses in Livigno. It is a great service as you don't have to pay for the bus and you can easily get around. The buses are going quite often, maybe each 10min. The buses stop at all skiing points and go through the center. Very comfortable.

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  • Hotel Capriolo

    Livigno Hotels

    The hotel has a good location, very close to a free bus station and in the centre of Livigno. The...

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  • Amazing meat dishes!

    Livigno Restaurants

    This restaurant has a simple bustling dining area which was very busy both times we went (we had to book in advance). The waiter was excellent, very attentive but knew when to leave us alone. The speciality is a selection of raw meats which you cook youself on a hot stone in the middle of your table- this was a big hit with my partner, he had it...

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Bellagio

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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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  • Hotel Aurora

    Bellagio Hotels

    Frazione Sossana, 2, Lezzeno, Lake Como, 22025, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Exploring the Stairways

    Bellagio Things to Do

    We enjoyed exploring the stairways running up and down the town of Bellagio. Some were quiet and serene while others were packed with visitors and locals.

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Sirmione

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  • Take Shoes to the Beach

    Sirmione Warnings and Dangers

    The lakeside beach at Sirmione is lovely and it's nice to cool your feet after a hard hot day of enjoying the Italian culture.One thing to watch out for is the sharp jagged rocks that lay beneath the surface of the water.I had to put my shoes back on to rescue some old ladies who got stuck just out in the lake in their barefeet.They were grateful...

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  • Marconi

    Sirmione Hotels

    A very inexpensive hotel in Sirmione and right on the water. The rooms are very small and some have...

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  • Il Trenino

    Sirmione Transportation

    When the fatigue kicks in and the ice cream in the town centre is calling ... hop on board il Trenino and relax for a while.

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Lago di Garda

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  • Gardaland

    Lago di Garda Things to Do

    Largest theme park in Italy - definately stop here with the kids (or if you're a big kid like me its fine too) with range of rides (30+ in total) and 6 roller coasters. It's pretty pricey (around 30+€ for a standard ticket) but there are other options and promotions on frequently. There's also an aquarium which you can get access to separately...

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  • Club da Baia Boutique Hotel

    Lago di Garda Hotels

    This hotel is ideally located right on the lakeside, between the small mooring harbour and the ferry...

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  • Versatile Vacation Destination - Lago di...

    Lago di Garda Things to Do

    We go there often to visit family. Lago di Garda is the biggest lake in Italy. It’s a touristic destination of Northern Italy. It’s very pretty surrounded by mountains. Winds are strong often and it’s good place for windsurfers. It has lots of small islands and five main ones. The biggest of all is called Isola del Garda. The place is largely...

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Lecco

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  • The classic view of Lecco

    Lecco Favorites

    The classic view of LeccoAfter lunch I walked to the other side of town and now looking back, I saw the classic view of Lecco I'd admired on so many photos. This is the view of Lecco's campanile and duomo, with Monte San Martino, standing guard behind. Over here the promenade ends in a grassy and graveled area with an impressive war memorial and a...

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  • Jolly Pontevecchio

    Lecco Hotels

    American Style ammenities. Modern and spacious rooms. Full bath tub with shower. Great views of the...

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  • A superb lakeside promenade

    Lecco Favorites

    Lakeshore promenade at LeccoThe lakeside promenade at Lecco is one of the prettiest and pedestrian friendly, I've ever walked on. When you come downhill from the train station and eventually arrive at one of the two main piazzas, you are right on the lakeshore and the tree-lined promenade extends as far as the eye can see. The trees are very...

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Brescia

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  • shopping, eating, drinking, and more

    Brescia Shopping

    It makes no sense to list the names of brands that are offered here, the offer is rich, broad and diverse, affordable for everyone's budget. The outlet village is ideal for family shopping and long-hour stay. While mom and daughter doing "boring" purchase of cosmetics, dad and son can have fun in a small amusement park. Those who have not yet had...

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  • Best Western Hotel Master

    Brescia Hotels

    Having stayed in the Best Western Premier Cappello D'Oro in Bergamo, we chose this Best Western in...

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  • designed cloths & shoes and more

    Brescia Shopping

    Franciacorta is a section of the Province of Brescia, in the region of Lombardy. It is waste area of rolling hills, ideal for the cultivation of grapes and winemaking. Sparkling wine from Franciacorta, by its quality, is one of the narrowest world's top, but also, Italy's best-kept secret from Lombardy.Anyway, this is not a story of wine, this is a...

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Varese

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  • Casteletto sopra Ticino

    Varese Off The Beaten Path

    In a few occasions I couldn't find available hotel in the city of Varese and in such a case Casteletto is my alternative destination for the accommodation. It is small town 30km far from Varese which belongs to Piedmont. Actually, it consist of the two locations, Casteletto sopra Ticino and Borgo Ticino, which divides the bridge on the river...

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  • Palace Grand Hotel

    Varese Hotels

    Hotel Al Lago is highly recommened to those who are travelling by car, it is situated in a close...

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  • Il Santuario - the Pope

    Varese Off The Beaten Path

    On 2nd November 1984, in the fourth centennial of San Carlo Borromeo's death, the Pope John Paul II, visited the Sacro Monte to celebrate that great figure of the Ambrosian Church. In honour of that event, the people of Sacro Monte built the statue of the Pope which stands on the little square in front of the sanctuary.

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Mantova

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  • Mantua canals, another Venice of Italy

    Mantova Favorites

    Mantua (or Mantova) is built at the bend in a river and like many places around the globe they took advantage to bring the water into their city. Here, like in Venice they have canals and if you have the time use it to just "wander".

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  • Albergo San Lorenzo

    Mantova Hotels

    We really enjoyed our stay at the San Lorenzo. Our room on the top floor had a nice balcony,...

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  • Visit Rigoletto from the Verdi Opera

    Mantova Things to Do

    Chiara and Alex accompanied us to visit the famous jester Rigoletto, you can see in the last photo what Zohara, Chiara and Alex thought of his actions.A short "history" of the play -The Duke of Mantua is always in pursuit of his next romantic conquest. His jester Rigoletto is obsessed with protecting his innocent daughter, Gilda, from the...

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Varenna

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  • Villa Monastero

    Varenna Things to Do

    The Villa Monastero was originally a Cistercian convent dedicated to S. Maria. The establishment dates back at least to 1208, when the first documentary mention occured. In the mid-sixteenth century the last six sisters transferred to a convent in Lecco and the buildings were sold to the Mornico family. The Mornicos owned the villa for the next...

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  • Hotel du Lac

    Varenna Hotels

    Of all the places we stayed on my two-week trip to Italy, this was my probably favorite--a fabulous...

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  • If you visit out of season....

    Varenna Warnings and Dangers

    ......you can expect the railway station ticket office to be closed. And you may find, as I did, that the ticket machine isn't working either.To avoid problems you could, of course, buy a return ticket from wherever you started. But this wouldn't work for me, as I'd intended to stop off elsewhere on my way back.Fortunately, there were signs at the...

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Lago Maggiore

See all 117 Lago Maggiore Tips
  • Isola Madre - The Largest of the 3...

    Lago Maggiore Things to Do

    After we paid for our boat rides and tickets for entrance to Isola Madre and Isola Bella we hoped on board our boat for the short 5 minute hop over to our first island Isola Madre. The day started out nice and clear with the temperatures in the upper 60's so it was just an absolute gorgeous May day to visit."Isola Madre, at 220 m wide and 330 m...

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  • Sights while driving around Lake...

    Lago Maggiore Things to Do

    There are so many things to do and see around the Lake Maggiore you could easily spend a week or two here if you were really keen!There are good roads right around the entire lake but there are also ferries that provide transportation criss crossing up and down the lake. I drove up to Lugano and back to Lake Como enjoying the sights along the way...

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  • Ferried Around

    Lago Maggiore Transportation

    Surely the most scenic way to explore Lago Maggiore is by ferry service. A day or pass for the lake will be really good value and a leisurely way to enjoy the lakeside resorts and the Borromean islands - a hat to protect you from the sun rays is a good accessory to have :-0The website provides timetables and points of departure around the lake.

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Menaggio

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  • Known For coffee shops, gelaterias and...

    Menaggio Favorites

    The town located on the western shores doesn’t receive huge inflow of vacationers. There is no death of coffee shops, gelaterias and restaurants. For the ones passionate about golf, there is a lake-front mini golf. holiday villas Lake Como in Menaggio could be easy to find as compared to other places where property prices are sky high.

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  • Hotel Merloni

    Menaggio Hotels

    Via Re Magi, 6, Menaggio, 22010, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Good gelato!

    Menaggio Restaurants

    Gelateria are commonplace throughout Italy; this one is situated on a short detour from the lakeside promenade in Menaggio and offered a great opportunity when we were walking along the route to return to the ferry terminal.As it was a hot day and we were looking for just something light to keep us going, I chose a small cone (uno coni piccolo) and...

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Lago di Como

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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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  • C-Rooms Bed & Breakfast

    Lago di Como Hotels

    Perlasca 19, 23894, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Villa Olmo Parco

    Lago di Como Off The Beaten Path

    There are many little passageways in the park behind the Villa. I spent an afternoon just wandering the little seldom-tred paths. Here is one of the parks lovely little secrets. 1) A little stream flows down from the mountain - 2) under the street that borders Villa Olmo - meanders through the property and runs into the lake (photo 3) We just had a...

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