Top 5 Must Do's in Lombardia

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As the northern most region of Italy and one of the most populated, Lombardia, also known as Lombardy, boasts intriguing experiences at the nearby Swiss Alps and River Po. However, rich in history and culture you will find that the region itself has plenty to offer visitors to the area. Here are the top 5 Lombardia must do’s:

1.  Visit Lake Como

Lake Como is a vast body of water surrounded by stunning vacation villas and shops. It’s a great place for water sports such as sailing, surfing and skiing. There are also terrific land activities in the area such as tennis courts and hiking trails. Depending on what time of year you visit, you may be able to attend a wine festival along the lake.

2. Check out the Town of Crema

Known for its artistic charm, you will find many museums and cathedrals to visit. Don’t miss the Renaissance Palazzo del Comune, Soncino or the Civic Museum. Further south of these attractions, you will find Sabbioneta which boasts 16th century monuments to marvel at.

3. Head over to the Campione d'Italia

You will find the Campione d'Italia located right on the edge of Swiss territory. There are four casinos in Italy, once of which is found here along with a world class health resort and spa. Getting to and from this enclave is a journey in itself, as it is separated by a leg of Lake Lugano and the rugged terrain requires a bit of a drive, albeit beautiful, to get to the destination.

4. Visit Adamello National Park

This is where you can experience the largest glacier of Italy. This is a great outing for any visitor because you can choose easy, family-friendly park trails to go on, or you can hike a harder, more elevated distance if you prefer. Either way you can expect to see and smell lots of things such as willows, chestnut trees and of course vast areas of grassy fields and mountains.

5.  Experience the Castello Sforzesco

Castello Sforzesco is a castle that houses six different museums. You will find many works of art including weapons, medieval sculptures and paintings throughout the museums. Many famous pieces are located here as well, such as Michelangelo’s last piece. Although a little remodeling has been done, a good effort has been put in to keep the castle looking as it did when it was first built.

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