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Art and culture

The greatness of the Lombard history is testified by the artistic richness of the region. The last supper, one of the most famous artworks in the world, is kept in Milan and in Milan the also famous Caravaggio was born and took his first steps.

Lombardy is also famous for its musical tradition: the famous luthier Antonio Stradivari was born and lived in Cremona. The Teatro alla Scala in Milan is one of the most famous opera houses in the world.

Food and flavours

Food and flavours of Lombardy are very varied, since Lombard cuisine has been influenced by the variety of its territory. The first courses range from risottos to soups and there are second courses of meat but also fish, based on the product of the many lakes and rivers in Lombardy.

The most famous dishes are certainly the Milanese risotto, or saffron risotto, cassoeula, pizzoccheri, but there are many others. Also worth mentioning are Panettone, a Milanese Christmas cake that has become a symbol of Italian Christmas, and Lombard wines such as the famous Franciacorta.

Places and tours

The Lombard territory is very vast and varied, so there are many places and tours of Lombardy worthy of note.

Among the historical and architectural beauties we must mention Milan with all its beauties: from the wonderful Duomo to the Castello Sforzesco, passing through the Civic Museum, the Archaeological Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art. Other famous monuments are the Charterhouse of Pavia and the Abbeys of Chiaravalle and Morimondo and the Piazza Ducale of Vigevano.

For nature lovers, the region offers the beauty of the great lakes: Lake Garda, Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Lake Iseo. The Val Camonica is absolutely worth mentioning, as in addition to its great scenic beauty, it also boasts traces of the first human settlements in this area, dating back to the Mesolithic era. Other natural beauties worthy of note are those of Franciacorta, of Oltrepò Pavese, and of the entire Po Valley.

Stories and traditions

The history of Lombardy is very ancient and particular. The first human settlements date back to prehistory, precisely to the civilization of the Camuni. Afterwards, many civilizations followed one another: Celts, Etruscans, Gauls, Romans, Lombards, until the establishment of the municipal model, which led to the birth of the Lombard League. From the communes it passed to the lordships and, later, to further dominations.

The period of the Risorgimento and the unification of Italy saw Milan and Lombardy as great protagonists. Since then, the region has been famous for being one of the richest and most productive in the country and Milan is recognized as one of the most industrialized cities in the world.