Lombardy

Valtellina offers a lot to the wine lover looking for an unusual wine region

Valtellina: the hidden gem of Lombardy, beautiful in all seasons

When one thinks about mountain holidays, depending on personal preferences, one envisions either white peaks and powdery snow or green fields dotted...
Details of Palazzo Ducale on Piazza Castello in Mantua - Italy— Photo by fedevphoto

Mantua: Italian Capital of Culture 2016

Before this year is over, we must talk about Mantua. Every year the Italian government chooses a city to be the Italian Capital of Culture, during...
The town of Varenna along the eastern shore of the Lake. Photo by ixuskmitl@hotmail.com

Along the shores of Lake Como

With average temperatures in the high seventies and overnight lows in the high fifties, June will be one of your best summer months to visit the Lake...
Abbazia di Chiaravalle

Milan: Chiaravalle Abbey

Here we are at Chiaravalle Abbey, on the outskirts of Milan. The monastery, situated in the area of Parco Agricolo Sud Milano, was built by the...
The vineyards of the Oltrepò Pavese

The vineyards of the Oltrepò Pavese

The history of wine is deeply rooted in Rovescala, there are many vineyards here that are over 100 years old, producing a truly excellent wine. The...
Taking a Stroll through Bergamo with Elena

Taking a Stroll through Bergamo with Elena

“Bergamo, miraculously beautiful city!” So wrote a 15th century Venetian traveller crossing through Lombardy. Years later this same beautiful town...
Zavattarello Castle

Zavattarello Castle in the upper Oltrepò Pavese

Zavattarello is a village in the upper Oltrepò Pavese, at the centre of the 4 provinces: Pavia, Alessandria, Piacenza and Genoa. A strategic location...
The Hermitage of St. Albert of Butrio

The Hermitage of St. Albert of Butrio

Our journey through the Oltrepò Pavese continues: if someone is looking for somewhere peaceful, surrounded by nature, they can come to this mid-...
Perched on a hill and entirely made of stone, Pitigliano seems like a town still living in a remote and charming past

Great destinations not to miss in 2016

As 2016 approaches, a whole new year of exciting travels await: from North to South, Italy offers countless opportunities to discover, explore and...

An outing to Gardone & Vittoriale

Gardone, where you will find the villa of Gabriele d’Annunzio, is on the other side of Lago di Garda. To avoid congested and winding streets around...

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