Lombardy tourism: to discover the land of the Lombards

Travel Guide Lombardy, origin of the name, territory, landscapes and art nela region of northern Italy.

Lombardia in brief

The Lombardy region is part of Italy settentionale and borders Switzerland, Piedmont, Emilia Romagna, Trentino Alto Adige and Veneto. The name of Lombardy, of Byzantine origin, derived from the Germanic people of the Lombards, who made this land the centerpiece of their kingdom.

Its territory includes the northern part of the central section of the Alps, formed by the Lepontine and Rhaetian, followed to the south by the foothills and hills.

In the remaining southern half of Lombardy lies the Po Valley, to the exclusion of the area at Pavese in the far south-west of the region, where there are reliefs of.

Lombardy offers very attractive landscapes, starting from its mountains with the famous ski areas, the Valcamonica and Valtellina, the Stelvio glacier, the peaks of the Adamello and some beautiful lakes, such as Lake Garda, Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Iseo, which together with the picturesque villages that surround them, show all their beauty.

The natural wealth of this region joins the important artistic and architectural heritage, come to us as a legacy through centuries of history. Milan, the capital, and other cities, Bergamo, Brescia, Como, Cremona, Lecco, Lodi, Mantua, Monza, Pavia, Sondrio, Varese, boast a rich heritage of art and culture.