The Gallic or Celtic tribes of the Po Valley were the first inhabitants of today's Lombardia to have left a long lasting mark in such places as Bergamo, Como and Milan or Mediolanum.

tortelli cake recipe from Lombardia

Published in Lombardia Recipes

This cake has been requested from us by Albert who couldn't remember the exact recipe, but couldn't forget how much he liked it.

Last modified on 26 January 2011

Lombardia Wine Routes

Published in Lombardia Itineraries

'Die D.O.C. Weinstrassen Der Lombardei' is German for 'Strade dei Vini D.O.C di Lombardia' which is Italian for 'DOC wine route of Lombardia' in English.

It is also the name of a fat booklet produced by the Regione Lombardia listing everything the visitor needs to know about wine hunting in the region.

Last modified on 26 January 2011

Guide to Bergamo

Published in Lombardia Itineraries

There are actually two, very distinct parts of Bergamo. The older, original Bergamo Alto sits inside the ancient city walls on top of an impregnable looking hill, while the more modern sprawling Bergamo lies on the flat plain below.

Last modified on 21 January 2011

Casonsei typical pasta recipe from Bergamo

Published in Lombardia Recipes

Don't leave Bergamo without trying the special home made local pasta called casonsei or casonselli, especially during winter.

A version from nearby Brescia includes eggs in the pasta preparation and requires less fatty meats.

Last modified on 21 January 2011

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

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

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

Pizzoccheri pasta recipe from Valtellina

Published in Lombardia Recipes

Pizzoccheri is a pasta which goes extremely well with butter and is ideal for those cold winter days in the lost valleys of the Valtellina. So lost, that even Garibaldi had second thoughts about heading into them.

Last modified on 03 January 2011

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