Lombardy is a popular tourist destination found within Northern Italy – close to the Swiss border and just a little north of the cosmopolitan city of Milan. Visitors flock to the area to take in its stunning scenic landscapes, world famous lakes, mountainous views and its overall feeling of tranquillity. Check out our extensive range of luxury cottages to rent in Lombardy today and start planning your visit to this peaceful paradise.
Aside from its regional capital of Milan, Lombardy is immensely popular with tourists thanks to its famous lakes – Lake Maggiore and Lake Como. These two areas of outstanding natural beauty draw in thousands of visitors each year with their picturesque settings, tranquillity, exotic gardens and historic sites of interest. A wide range of regular boat trips are also available, best enjoyed with a glass of the region’s famous white wine (or two!) Lombardy’s ancient, narrow roads wind around these famous lakes, splitting off into small, pretty villages and historical resorts, whilst navigating you towards the mountain bases by the Swiss border.
Lake Como is perfect for those seeking a walking holiday, as there are plenty of top quality walking routes established in its mountainous surroundings, though the lake has a relaxing, dreamy side too – surrounded by rich vegetation and romantic lakeside villas, with relaxing boat rides on offer. Lake Maggiore is Italy’s longest lake, lined by stunning exotic plants and gardens – the ideal place to plan a relaxing getaway.
Milan is a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city with ancient churches, a world famous cathedral and art galleries. Its main visitor attractions are the Piazza del Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and Piazza della Scala with its famous opera house. Milan is famous for its shopping – and once you’re done, it also hosts plenty of relaxing bars and cafés to unwind in. Why not sample some of the local cuisine, such as Italy’s famous 'Risotto alla Milanese' or some of the region's locally produced cheeses, which include grana padano, gorgonzola and taleggio.
Just north of Milan, you’ll stumble upon Bergamo, which comprises of two main areas – the city centre (Bassa) and Bergamo Alta (the medieval area). Jump on the small railway that connects the two to enjoy both sites in one day.
The Lombardy province of Italy promises its visitors a relaxing break, with the opportunity to appreciate beautiful scenery and sail across its stunning lakes set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop. Its location near the Swiss border means this area channels a little Italian, French and Austrian influence – making it truly unique. With so much to see, why not start planning your trip today? Our wide range of luxury cottages in Lombardy ensures you’ll have a stay to remember and will place you in the optimum locations to see as much – or as little – as you’d like.
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