Guide to Milan and Lombardia

Guide to Milan and Lombardia (78)

Our recommendations if you are planning a vacation or visit to Milan, Lake Garda, Lake Iseo and the rest of Lombardia.

  • Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Centre

    The Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference center is the only hotel with direct access inside the Terminal 1 of Malpensa’s Airport and only 30 minutes away from the city center.

    The hotel opened the 1st of October 2010, and our brand new structure is the perfect choice for those traveli...

  • Il Canneto Restaurant, Milan Malpensa Airport

    Il Canneto is the in house restaurant of the new Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Centre.

    It offers a tranquil and attractive environment for a gastronomic break between flights or a reference point for a convention or business meeting. Just like the rest of the hotel, style is up...

  • Milan and Last Supper Private Tours

    These two experiences of Milan are run by Walks of Italy and feature visits to the most important sights of the city, not least the Duomo and the Last Supper.


    A private tour lasting 3 hrs 30 min and departing every day, except Sun. and Mon.; between 9:45am and 11:30am or at 2:15p...

  • E20 Events and Weddings, north Italy

    E20 Events and Weddings was set up in 2010 in Mantua, north Italy, by Mariangela and Stefania following a career in Relationship Marketing.

    With a cosolidated network of contacts and resources, they combine creativity and professionalism for anyone seeking to experience the perfect event or sp...

  • The Westin Palace Hotel Milan, Meetings & Events

    The 5 star luxury Westin Palace Milan Hotel is one of the mosted quoted locations for corporate events, gala dinners, business meetings or private wedding receptions in Italy's fashion and financial capital.

    The hotel boasts 13 modular rooms which, in different formats, can accommodate up to 450...

  • Milan Meeting Rooms and Event Facilities

    The 4 star superior Sheraton Diana Majestic hotel, together with the dining facilities of the Restaurant heat>diana, h club>diana Bar and h club>diana garden lounge make a stylish choice for a meeting or event in Italy's fashion and business capital.

    There are four specific function rooms which we ...

  • Italy Five Lakes Tour

    The Italian glacial lakes are set among the magnificent mountains of Northern Italy, a landscape that takes your breath away.

    Giuseppe Verdi. Henri Stendhal, George Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and William Wordsworth were all captivated by the deep blue waters, alpine peaks and flourishing flora.


  • Casanova Restaurant, Milan

    The Casanova Restaurant can be found inside The Westin Palace Hotel in Milan and has become one of the main reference points for the Milanese fashionable food crowd.

    The cuisine is mainly inspired by Mediterranean tradition, but Chef Augusto Tombolato and Maitre Corrado Giboni invite their ...

  • Sheraton Diana Majestic Hotel, Milan

    With over 100 years of history, The Sheraton Diana Majestic is an iconic and historical hotel in Milan.

    Located in the heart of the Milanese shopping and finance district, the hotel has a remarkable history in the life of the upper class Milanese and travelers visiting the city.

    Furthermore, since...

  • The Westin Palace Hotel, Milan

    The 5 star L Westin Palace, Milan is an historical luxury hotel conveniently located in an up and coming and well connected area of the city.

    Traditionally known as one of the preferred hotels by high society for social events & private celebrations, the Westin Palace since years represents an eleg...


The Gallic or Celtic tribes of the Po Valley were the first inhabitants of today's Lombardia to have left a long lasting mark.

Many of the region's towns and cities can trace their origins and names to this pre-Roman period e.g. Bergamo, Como, Milan or Mediolanum.

Roman Transpadana eventually gave way to the Gothic invasions of the 5th century AD, before the Longobards made their capital at Pavia to give us Longobardia.

All roads point to Milan these days but each of the minor centres is fantastically rich in art, history and culture.

Vigevano has one of the most beautiful squares of the whole Renaissance period, while Cremona gave us Stradivari and his violins.

Motor racing fans should head to Brescia, starting point of the annual Mille Miglia classic car race, and Mantova, birthplace of Tazio Nuvolari.

The north of the region is all lake and mountains. Como, Lecco, Cenobbio and Bellagio are the main centers on Lake Como. Lake d'Iseo is east of Bergamo and Sirmione sits on the west bank of Lake Garda where the towns of Salò and Gardone Riviera are also situated.

Consult our latest or last modifiied Lombardia travel articles below, or access them from the links  right divided by recipes, food, wine, itineraries, tours and trip suggestions.

Sound and Light in Bergamo

Published in Lombardia Itineraries
Nights of Light 'Notti di Luce' is an annual event taking place in the city of Bergamo in late August. It is an opportunity to discover the beautiful historical centre of old Bergamo through a festival of lights, music, theatre and poetry.
Last modified on 21 January 2011

Crema v Cremona

Published in Lombardia Itineraries
Cremona is a confusing place. Is it also Crema? If so, where's Cremonese? To make matters worse is the town of Cremeno anything to do with it? Read on.
Last modified on 21 January 2011

Turkey stuffed with chestnuts

Published in Lombardia Recipes
We suggest you try this dish on the 11th November every year in honor of San Martino. The date is now, in effect, Vino Novello Day and many related events are staged across the country.
Last modified on 21 January 2011


Published in Lombardia Itineraries
Roberto Baggio was the last name to conquer Brescia. One of the first was Attila the Hun. Brescia itself was originally called Brixia by the Romans and was an important strategic base for their conquest north.
Last modified on 20 January 2011

Recipe for saffron risotto alla Milanese

Published in Lombardia Recipes
Once you get the hang of cooking the rice to perfection, there is world of risottos out there, or is that 'risotti'. It's not too difficult to look like a genius. We'll bring you the recipe for radicchio and gorgonzola soon.
Last modified on 20 January 2011

Museo del Bijou of Casalmaggiore

Published in Lombardia Itineraries
The Museo del Bijou di Casalmaggiore is a very fine jewellery museum located in the province of Cremona in Lombardia. The museum was founded in 1986 and celebrates an industry which grew up in Casalmaggiore from the end of the 19th century until its demise in the 1970's.
Last modified on 18 January 2011