Lombardy Travel Guide

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Milan

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2868,7208,920

Como

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330,879,42

Bergamo

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1127,4476,90

Lago di Garda

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493,1152,2

Bellagio

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172,414,25

Sirmione

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167,511,78

Lago di Como

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208,594,2

Mantova

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110,316,33

Desenzano

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79,158,44

Lecco

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63,172,8

Lago Maggiore

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117,237,0

Varenna

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50,223,8

Limone sul Garda

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31,60,44

Varese

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42,171,33

Menaggio

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23,64,14

Salò

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60,192,15

Livigno

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38,71,66

Tirano

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26,57,5

Lago d' Iseo

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50,178,0

Cernobbio

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26,75,6

Monza

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49,110,9

Cremona

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41,105,10

Tremezzo

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30,180,8

Pavia

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47,199,9

Isola Bella

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39,135,0

Cadenabbia di Griante

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10,42,0

Gravedona

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14,20,6

Argegno

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9,16,4

Certosa di Pavia

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16,69,0

Luino

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1,9,2

Lenno

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3,41,1

Maccagno Inferiore

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21,75,0

Sondrio

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9,41,4

Lago d' Idro

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8,10,0

Montichiari

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4,8,3

Bormio

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4,22,36

Lago di Varese

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0,2,0

Iseo

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2,3,13

Milan

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  • Duomo - Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Milan Things to Do

    Well we went with the friends and it was quite hard to get to the terraces of cathedral, But once you get there you wont regret the effort, One of the most beautiful sights of my life, whole Milan city is visible from the top of Cathedral.

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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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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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  • Barchetta Excelsior

    Como Hotels

    Though definitely not Como's most beautiful building, Hotel Barchetta Excelsior nevertheless has an...

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  • Pasticceria Monti

    2 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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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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Lago di Garda

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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

  • Explore the 'Salite' and enjoy the views

    Bellagio Favorites

    'Salite' is the name given to the stepped cobbled streets that epitomize Bellagio, and the best thing to do is just wander around them at will. You can't get lost because the village isn't that big but perhaps even more memorable is to just take in the views from the lakeside.Bellagio is without doubt a picturesque village in a most fabulous...

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Sirmione

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  • my fav restaurant

    Sirmione Restaurants

    Window of my room, in hotel Catullo, overlooked the small square "Piazza Porto Valentino", directly at the restaurant Valentino. In the same hotel stayed our friends and it seemed quite appropriate and convenient to have dinner in a restaurant across the hotel.The ambient of the restaurant by anything in particular does not stand out except that it...

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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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  • 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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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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Mantova

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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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  • 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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  • Osteria della Fragoletta

    Mantova Restaurants

    Every guide, every review collection I checked before going to Mantova pointed me to this restaurant describing it as one of the best in town. We went on a Saturday lunch, arrived early and got one of the last table. The atmosphere was warm, the waiters are friendly, efficient and professional and, if you will, they will guide you through their...

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Desenzano

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  • Pizza

    Desenzano Restaurants

    A very typical Italian pizza place with lovely large pizzas. As we in the UK are quite used to paying around £10 for a smallish pizza the prize of around 8 Euro for a large pizza seemed very cheap. Nice atmosphere and great view across the lake. Pizzas are great.

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  • Residence Il Sogno

    Desenzano Hotels

    Wonderful location to the train station and lake side alike. This Residence (apartment hotel) will...

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  • Boat Trip to Sirmione

    Desenzano Things to Do

    Take a boat trip to Sirmione. It is a beautiful little town only a few minutes away by boat. Walk around, drink some coffee and eat gelato.

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Lecco

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  • Train from Milano Centrale to Lecco

    Lecco Transportation

    The city of Lecco in Lecco Province, Lombardia Region has a train station.It is possible to catch a train from Milano Centrale to Lecco. The journey takes about 40 minutes.Train timetables can be found on the Italian train website www.trenitalia.com Tickets do not need to be bought in advance. Just buy a ticket at the train station on the day of...

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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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  • 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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Lago Maggiore

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  • 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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Varenna

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  • Few and expensive parking areas

    Varenna Transportation

    Varenna streets are narrow and offer little parking areas, unless you reach the city very early in the morning. There are some parking silos at the city entrance but can be quite expensive if you are planning a long stay.I suggest using the train instead, the train station is well located in the city center.

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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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  • Visit Vezio Castle!

    Varenna Things to Do

    Vezio castle is located on the hill behind Varenna, it can either be reached on car or on foot (I think 1 hour walk). I would not call it castle, but guard tower surrounded by extra defensive walls. The building is actually part of the Como lake defensive guard tower line. Its dominant position on the lake offers stunning views on the lake and on...

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Limone sul Garda

  • Views near Limone sul Garda, Italy

    Limone sul Garda Favorites

    On this day we decided to drive from Sirmione, where we were staying, around the entire circumfrence of Lake Garda....Limone sul Garda was one of the places where we stopped when we spotted a restaurant at the side of the road that looked like it had a good view from its porch over the lake...you can see the results here.Sorry to say that I lost...

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  • Hotel Le Palme

    Limone sul Garda Hotels

    We (self, wife and adult son) stayed for two days during the peak tourist season in August 2008. The...

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  • Ferry Boat

    Limone sul Garda Transportation

    As moust of the north side of the Garda Lake, reach Limone by boat its a great idea. The service during the summer season has a big frequency. You can catch a boat almoust every 20 minutes and you dont have to worry about finding a parking for your car. Ticket start with Euro 1,90 and will increase according the distance you make. Its possible, and...

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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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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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