Property in Lombardy - Lombardy
Lombardy is located in northern Italy in the Po Valley bordering the Alps. The wealthiest of Italy’s regions, it encompasses Milan, Italy’s financial engine.
Lombardy is most renowned for the ‘Great Lakes’ of Garda, Como, Maggiore, Orta and the ski resorts in the northern alps. Latest price rises in many parts of Italy were over 22% and more in highly desirable locations such as Lombardy (source: 'A Place in the Sun').
Lake Como, in particular, is a popular location for Hollywood stars as a second home including Richard Gere and George Clooney.
Lombardy was the heart of the Romanesque style. The Renaissance period left many splendid palaces and churches particularly in Mantua, Pavia and Cremona.
Lombardy is home to some of Europe’s largest inland waterways.
The Lakes of Maggiore, Como, Orta and Garda provide a range of water sport activities and lake cruises.
Food & Wine
Lombardy is famous for it’s polenta or rice and risotto is perhaps the region’s favoured dish. Menus vary across the region where polenta, for example, is served either hot like porridge, or cold and cut into slices. Other favourites include Panettone cake and lemon flavoured biscotti.
The climate in Lombardy varies across 3 key areas: Alpine North - cold winters, snow-falls and cool summers and short and rainy springs and autumns Central - hot summers, cold rainy winters Lakes – a milder climate
HOW TO GET THERE
Milan is the principal airport in the region. A number of discount airlines offer regular flights to Milan including Ryanair and Easyjet.