The region of Lombardia is the most populated in Italy, with over 9 million inhabitants. It is located in the North West and its territories is mostly made of plains and mountains (47% and 40%). Lombardia is a region that "suffers" from its industrial vocations, yet it has many surprises to offer to its visitors.
The plains, occupying around 47% of the territory, offers magic suggestions, especially close to the many rivers and in the Oltrepo Pavese.
Many lakes, where water sports can be praticed, such as the Lago Maggiore and the Lago di Garda, or the Lago di Como and Lago di Iseo.
It is a land rich of water with a wide thermal offers, Bormio, Boario, Sirmione and Sanpellegrino are just some of the most important thermal localities.
The mountains have an important role as well, for the remaining part of the territory is made of Alpi, Prealpi and the Appennino Emiliano, where it is possible to practice winter sports such as ski or snowboard.
Valtellina, Val Camonica, Val Brembana are some of the valleys that these mountains hold, all with characteristic locations.
The Longobardi have left a strong mark in this region, for example the name itself, while Milano, Roman city, is now the capital of fashion, shopping, of the evening drink on the Navigli, but also a city full of culture and witnesses of the great past such as the Duomo, the Castello and the renown Ultima cena of Leonardo da Vinci.
The province offers surprises as well, with Mantova and its Duomo or Palazzo Ducale, and Pavia, with the Battistero.
Enogastronomy offers much to the food lovers, the classic "cotoletta alla milanese", rice with pig ribs, pumpkin tortelli, accompanied with Tocai, Franciacorta and Capriano del Colle wine.