One of Italy's largest regions stretching from the Alps to Lake Como, Lombardy is situated in the very north of the country, sharing its border with Switzerland. It's positioning at the base of the Alps ensured the city was appealing to many historic tribes, changing hands from the Etruscans, to the Celts, to the Romans and eventually the Lombards until 1859 when Lombardy unified within the Kingdom of Italy.
The region is now one of the richest and most developed regions in Italy, and despite its strong industrial manufacturing roots, Lombardy has quickly been recognised for its culture and beauty, as well as being home to Milan, a fashion and shopping capital of the world.
With such a diverse landscape ranging from the beautiful Alps Mountains to the pretty lakes of Garda, Maggiore and Como, Lombardy boasts a multitude of experiences to be had. Whether it be hiking or mountain biking through the hills, windsurfing on Lake Como, catching a glimpse of the iconic "Last Supper" painting by Leonardo da Vinci, skiing, or relaxing in the peace and tranquillity that is Northern Italy, Lombardy is not to be missed.
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The climate of Lombardy varies depending on where you are, for example it’s considerably colder in the mountains than it is in the low-lying plains areas. Read More
January - Fashion Week, Milan
April - Milan Design Week
May - A wonderful time to visit gardens throughout Italy as flowers begin to bloom
May (last weekend) - Cantine Aperte (Open Wine Cellars)
August - Ferragosto parties throughout Italy on the country’s biggest holiday
September - Formula One Gran Prix of Italy, Monza
September / October - Cantine Aperte (Open Wine Cellars) during the harvest
September - November - Sagre season, food and wine fairs throughout Italy
October - November - Olive Oil Harvest
December - Wonderland Christmas Market, Indro Montanelli Gardens, Milan
December - Christmas Market well known for its delicious food in the small town of Lazzate, near Milan
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