A glimpse into Lombardy holidays 2021
Lombardy’s long history is reflected in its artistic and cultural treasures. Away from its historical heritage, holidays in Lombardy offer an array of stunning natural wonders including mountains, lakes and unspoilt countryside.
From the cosmopolitan vibe of Milan to charming hamlets and villages, holidays in Lombardy have something for all tastes. Marvel at centuries-old churches and frescos before hitting the road to explore the region’s scenic landscapes. Top your holidays off with a visit to a working vineyard and feasting on traditional Milanese cuisine.
The lakes of Lombardy
Often referred to as Italy’s Lake District, Lombardy features some of the country’s most beautiful lakes. Breathe easy on the shores of the picturesque Lake Garda, Lake Como or Lake Iseo before exploring the surrounding hiking trails and attractions. Rich in history, many of Italy’s lakeside towns and villages come with picture-perfect castles, monasteries and estates.
Why book Lombardy holidays
Explore the city
Head to Milan for the gorgeous Duomo, great shopping scene and delicious fine dining
Must-visit historical sites
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Sabbioneta and the old town in Mantua
Lush natural wonders
From Lake Garda to Lake Como, it’s all about these natural beauties
Art & culture
See Leonardo’s ‘The Last Supper’ in the refectory of the Convent of the enchanting Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan
Try the local wine
Love wine? You have to visit Franciacorta – one of Italy’s most famous wine-producing regions
Sample the local food
The foodie in you will want to sample the delicacies of Valcamonica, one of Lombardy’s famous valleys
Top resorts in Lombardy
One of the globe’s most fashionable cities, Milan oozes style, sophistication and excitement. From historic landmarks to innovative cuisine and …From £150 per person
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Gargnano in Lombardy, ItalyFrom £235 per person
Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, Brescia is a beautiful city situated in northern Italy. Surrounded by stunning towns …From £283 per person
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Your guide to Lombardy holidays
Holidays in Lombardy offer a perfect combination of historical and cultural attractions and natural wonders.
- No visit to Lombardy would be complete without seeing Leonardo da Vinci’s mural “The Last Supper” at the Museo del Cenacolo Vinciano in Milan. Considered to be one of Leonardo’s finest works, the painting dates back to 1498.
- Relax by the shores of the picturesque Lake Como in Cernobbio. Backed by looming mountains and historic mansions, the lake was the setting of some of the scenes in the Bond film “Casino Royale.”
- Duomo di Milano, or the Milan Cathedral, is the region’s most iconic structure. Built over five centuries, the striking Gothic cathedral is the largest of its kind in Europe.
- Enjoy a performance at La Scala Opera House, which has staged works by such maestros as Puccini, Verdi and Rossini. Alternatively, check out the adjoining La Scala museum.
- Ride a funicular to the summit of Sacro Monte di Varese, one of Italy’s nine sacred mountains listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The quaint village at the top of the mountain is home to less than 100 residents.
Nature in Lombardy
From picturesque lakes and valleys to imposing mountains, holidays in Lombardy are a nature-enthusiast’s dream.
- Also called the Pearl of Lake Iseo, Monte Isola is a lake island with a 600-meter mountain topped by a chapel. After hiking up to the peak, explore the island’s picture-perfect fishing villages.
- One of the most beautiful parks in Lombardy, the 8,107-hectare Parco della Valle del Lambro features the River Lambro, as well as meadows and forests. The park also has several villas and historic gardens.
- Explore Val Camonica, the longest valley in the central Alps. Interestingly, the 55-mile valley is peppered with ancient engravings from prehistoric times.
- Find yourself surrounded by man-made lakes in the city of Mantua. The picturesque town also features Renaissance architecture and the Ducale Palace.
- After a busy day of sightseeing in Milan, make a beeline for Sempione Park. One of the city’s largest green spaces, the 116-acre park features numerous gravel paths, a lake and an observation tower.
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