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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.