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.

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

Trippa alla Lombarda

Published in Lombardia Recipes

To paraphrase John Lennon, all we can say is give tripe a chance. Cooked well it is a delicacy. Cooked badly.. well. We're not to sure if delicious Italian tripe recipe from Lombardia will be picked up by the search engines, but we'll find out.

Last modified on 18 January 2011

Gorgonzola Cheese

Published in Lombardia Food

Gogonzola cheeseAlong with parmigiano reggiano and grana padano, Gorgonzola is the most famous of Italian cheeses. It is a soft cheese or 'pasta cruda' made from full cream cow's milk. The characteristic blue streaks in the cheese are mold which forms during the maturing period.

Last modified on 03 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

Mythical Creatures of Lombardia

Published in Lombardia Itineraries

Legends of ValcamonicaLombardia is a region of enormous historical and cultural interest, a land full of antique traditions, legends, mystery and folklore. The following itinerary has been proposed by the Associazione Culturale Itinerari based in Sesto Calende to put the visitor on the trail of witches, fairies and ghosts.

Last modified on 22 December 2010

Lombardia by Horse

Published in Lombardia Itineraries

Lombardia by Horse or 'Lombardia a Cavallo' is a neat little guide to enjoying a vacation in the region on horseback.

The guide is promoted by both the Italian Equestrian Sport Federation with the Lombardy Horse Centers and reminds us of the importance of these animals from the time of the Dukes of Mantua in the zone.

Last modified on 17 November 2010

Valley life in Livigno

Published in Lombardia Itineraries

Livigno is situated in a vast valley. It s 18 kms long and hits an altitude of 1800m framed by a chain of mountains which still higher at 3000m.

The valley forms a connection between the Stelvio and Engadina National Parks, the largest in Europe apparently.

Last modified on 17 November 2010

Sgambeda Cross Country Ski Race

Published in Lombardia Itineraries

The Sgambeda di Livigno is a lung bursting 42 kilometre cross country ski race which traditionally opens the new season.

It was once an event reserved for amateurs and, indeed, it was commonly known as a 'marce popolari'. Today it is called 'granfondo', is included in the FIS Marathon Cup and the winners take home a cool 21,000 euros. That's 500 euros every kilometre by our rough maths.

Last modified on 17 November 2010

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