Lombardy airports and travel
The Lombardy region is well-served by airports, and there are UK flights to Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Milan Bergamo and Brescia airports. Milan, as Italy’s business capital, is well-connected to the rest of Italy by high-speed rail links. An efficient public transport network covers the rest of Lombardy.
Lombardy (Lombardia) is a wealthy and busy region, but between commerce and industry it also fits in an impressive number of prime tourist destinations.
Located in northern Italy, stretching over the Alps, plains and lakes, Lombardy’s scenery is varied and sometimes dramatic. The flat area around Milan is dotted with art cities, but for a glimpse of natural splendours, head for the edge of the mountains. Here the Alps tumble down into steep valleys and lakes, in a scenic feast which has enraptured travellers for centuries.
Lombardy’s regional capital is Milan; and the region’s other provinces are: Lecco, Varese, Como, Bergamo, Sondrio, Brescia, Cremona, Mantova, Pavia and Lodi.
Lombardy’s regional cuisine includes specialities such as risotto alla milanese, frogs (in Pavia), ossobuco alla milanese, bresaola and polenta.
Lombardy tourist destinations
Milan is a big destination for business travellers, but many tourists also spend a day or more there before moving on. Art-lovers will not want to miss the masterpieces in the city’s galleries. For longer, more tranquil holidays, huge numbers head for the Italian lakes: Lake Como and Lake Iseo are entirely within Lombardy, while the region’s borders run along one shore of Lake Maggiore (in the west) and one shore of Lake Garda (in the east).
Bergamo makes a great destination for a budget weekend in Italy, while Lombardy’s other attractive art towns include Cremona, Pavia, Mantova and Brescia. Milan attracts the football fans, while Monza, just outside the city, is the home of the Italian Grand Prix. The region reaches up northwards to ski-centre Bormio and the Stelvio National Park.