Lombardy Travel Guide

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Milan

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2840,7134,517

Bergamo

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1105,4402,88

Como

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322,852,42

Lago di Garda

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471,1068,2

Sirmione

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162,498,78

Bellagio

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171,410,25

Lago di Como

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208,593,2

Varenna

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48,217,8

Limone sul Garda

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31,57,44

Lecco

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62,170,8

Livigno

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38,71,66

Mantova

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109,316,33

Lago Maggiore

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117,237,0

Varese

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42,171,33

Brescia

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120,359,53

Desenzano

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76,148,44

Menaggio

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23,55,14

Monza

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49,110,9

Salò

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60,192,15

Cernobbio

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26,74,7

Cremona

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29,61,10

Tremezzo

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30,180,8

Pavia

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47,199,9

Tirano

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11,36,4

Lago d' Iseo

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22,61,0

Certosa di Pavia

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16,69,0

Isola Bella

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39,135,0

Gravedona

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12,20,6

Cadenabbia di Griante

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10,42,0

Argegno

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9,16,4

Lenno

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3,41,1

Lago d' Idro

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8,10,0

Maccagno Inferiore

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21,75,0

Gardone Riviera

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0,0,25

Capo di Ponte

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13,36,0

Luino

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1,9,2

Gallarate

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9,13,4

Lago di Varese

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0,2,0

Tornavento

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13,14,0

Bormio

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4,22,36

Milan

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  • Duomo

    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

    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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  • Ostello Villa Olmo

    Como Hotels

    The hostel is about 20 minutes walk from the trainstation or the centre of Como. It is clean and...

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  • Pasticceria Monti

    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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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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  • Parco Natura Viva

    Lago di Garda Things to Do

    In my opinion a rather disappointing experience. The long cue of the cars waiting to enter, the price (70 euros for 2 adults and 2 children), and the little animals seen.By the time our car entered the safari, the boys were already tired of sitting in the car. Not particularly interested in the animals unfortunately.The car ride in itself was...

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Sirmione

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  • Castello Scaligero

    Sirmione Things to Do

    Merlons in the shape of a swallow-tail distinguish every construction commissioned by the Scaligeri. In the Middle Ages this form had a very clear meaning and message of belonging to belligerents. As it could be seen on the pictures, the walls and the three massive towers are characterized by the battlements. The towers, among themselves, were...

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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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  • Castello Scaligero

    Sirmione Things to Do

    The Scaligero Castle is characterized for its merlons. A merlon forms forms the vertical solid part of a battlement or crenellated parapet in Medieval architecture of fortifications. Merlons are sometimes narrowly pierced by vertical embrasure, slits to view and fire through.In the Middle Ages architecture of the fortifications in Italy, the most...

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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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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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Varenna

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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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  • 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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  • Don't be misled....

    Varenna Warnings and Dangers

    With regard to the buying of train tickets and the problem if the station ticket office is closed and the ticket machine dead:As you walk down into Olivedo (the village adjoining Varenna) you will see the sign in the main photo. Don't be misled: this is *not* the 'last stop' for tickets. You *can buy them next door, at the Bar Beretta.I went into...

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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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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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  • Hotel Griso

    Lecco Hotels

    Strada Provinciale 51, Lecco, 23864, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • 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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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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Mantova

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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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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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  • Art Hotel Varese

    Varese Hotels

    . Our hotel, within the city, was a restored villa with landscaped grounds that is now a 4-star...

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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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Brescia

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  • Delicious gelato!

    Brescia Restaurants

    In every town of Italy you will find a selection of gelateria. Some are from national chains, others regional and yet others again are unique to that town. Gelateria Pinko has been operating in Brescia for some 25 years offering a selection of delicious ice cream, sorbet, as well as drinks.I had a cone with three flavours of ice cream. The ice...

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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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  • Teatro Romano

    Brescia Things to Do

    Built during the Flavian period and remodelled during the 3rd century, it is believed to have been damanged by fire in the 4th century. Part of the building is believed to have collapsed as a result of an earthquake in the 5th century, completely destroying the stage and one wall.Despite this, the building continued to be used until 1173.The...

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