Lombardy The name derives from the medieval term Longobardia, used in Byzantine Italy to indicate the part of the peninsula dominated by the Lombards. The region is located in the central part of northern Italy: the territory extends from the Alps to the lower Po Valley and creates a multitude of different landscapes. The hills are added to the charm of the Alpine chain, among which the area of Franciacorta stands out, famous for its vineyards and wine production. There is no shortage of large lakes: the western side of Lake Garda, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore surrounded by noble villas, parks and enchanting villages.
Not only a city, for those who love greenery and trips outside the door, the Abbey of Morimondo 5 km from Abbiategrasso and 30 from Milan is the ideal place to spend the day in total relaxation; for mountain lovers, Valcamonica is excellent both in winter, thanks to the numerous ski resorts, and in spring for lovers of walks surrounded by nature. Elected Italian Capital of Culture 2016 Mantua offers the opportunity to take walks on the many paths surrounded by nature but also historic buildings of refined beauty such as Palazzo Te.
Lombardy ranks first in Italy by municipal division: there are 1,523 municipalities scattered throughout the territory of this region including Valbondione, Bagolino, Gonzaga. The regional capital is Milan.
City with very ancient origins (according to the Latin historian Tito Livio, a first Celtic village was founded in this area in the 6th century BC), Milan has always been a rich and important city both from an artistic-cultural point of view and from the point of view cheap. Capital of fashion and home to the national financial market since the nineteenth century, Milan, in 2015, hosted the EXPO, the largest universal exhibition that promotes dialogue between the various countries of the world, as well as citizens with institutions. The Milanese Expo was attended by over 20 million visitors, more than 150 participants and around 5000 events carried out in 184 days.