Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy. It is popular with holiday-makers for its diverse scenery – think mountains, beaches and citrus groves – and for its historic sites and lovely towns and villages. The south of the lake is on the main railway line across the north of Italy, making it ideal for […]
Travel in the Lombardy region of Italy
Lombardy has no fewer than ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites, more than any other region in Italy. It also has three examples of Intangible World Heritage. Some of the sites – like Leonardo’s famous painting of The Last Supper – are very well known, but others may be less familiar. Here is a complete list
The university town of Pavia makes an easy day trip from Milan. It has a historic centre, museums, a castle and a botanic garden. What it doesn’t have is lots of tourists: if you spend a day in Pavia you’ll be mixing with locals and students rather than other sightseers. Why Visit Pavia? Pavia has
Milan has never attracted tourists in the same numbers as Rome, Florence or Venice. Yet it is the fashion capital of Italy, with smart shops, cutting-edge design, and stylish bars and restaurants. It also has history, art and grand buildings. Whether you visit for a day or a week there is plenty to keep you
There is plenty to do in Milan, but the city’s location in the north of Italy also makes it an ideal base for a variety of day trips. You can get to the Italian Lakes, or to cities brimming with history and art. Many of these places are very quick to get to by train.
Whether you are staying on Lake Garda, or in one of the nearby cities, such as Verona or Brescia, you will want to spend a day in Sirmione. It has an enviable location, a long history, and a magnificent castle. It is easy to see why this pretty lakeside town has been attracting tourists since
The Cathedral of Milan is a very fine piece of Gothic architecture, the fifth largest cathedral in the world. But what makes it really special is that you can walk on the roof. And not just a short walk, either. The Duomo Terraces cover the whole of the roof, giving an unusual view of the