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.
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.
Lombardia 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.
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.
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.