Lombardy Things to Do
The pleasures of Lombardy are multi-faceted. These range from those offered by a modern, cosmopolitan city to the relaxed charms of the nature’s beauty. There is the shopping for clothing and accessories in the fashionable boutiques in Milan, some of the best in Europe and in the world, the excellent restaurants and nightlife fueled by the wealth and style-conscious residents of Milan, the excellent art in Pinocateca di Brera in the city and the most re-produced painting in the world, Da Vinci’s “Last Supper”, a reinvigorating stay on one of the gorgeous lakes that are an easy commute from Milan and visit to one of the several other historic cities in the region such as Bergamo, Cremona, and Mantua.
A visit to one of the lake resorts is a prime attraction for many tourists, especially the three biggest, Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda and Lake Como. The attraction of the lakes is, for a great many, the beauty of the lakes. These are great place to relax, enjoy the scenery and maybe engage in some light activities. There are water sports on the lakes including sailing and windsurfing. There are spas, both near the lakes and elsewhere, including the San Pellegrino Terme, now known worldwide for its mineral-rich sparkling water that is a fixture in Italian-themed and expensive restaurants across the globe. There are scenic national parks in the north. A greater attraction, there are winter sports in Bormio to the north in the Alps near Switzerland. There are numerous beautiful areas both near the towns and the lakes, in which to engage in hiking and biking.
Just a quick trip from Como, there is a casino at the town of Campione d’Italia. Geared mostly to take Swiss francs, ebverybody with a passport, coat and tie for gentlemen is welcome.