When you think of Italian wines, what do you think of? More often it is the Tuscan wines, like Sangiovese, Chianti (which is made from Sangiovese), Barolo, Montepulciano. Maybe you think of Prosecco, or God forbid Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio. But, do you ever think about Lambrusco?
The hilltown of Bergamo is exactly the kind of “real” village that I love. There is plenty to do here– Bergamo is large enough to sustain its own top-notch art museum as well as scores of shops and restaurants.
Au programme, la visite de la capitale lombarde, des escapades en train dans la région mais aussi du temps pour profiter de la dolce vita italienne!
For a place I didn’t know much about before this trip, Emilia Romagna has been an eye opener with a little bit of everything: old stone towns, rolling countryside, vineyards, wine and local delicacies, and, of course, the sea. And its bike hotels have been a real bonus. I know I’ll be back
Esta pequeña ciudad a los pies de los Alpes es una de las grandes desconocidas de Italia. Eclipsada por el glamour de la capital de Lombardía, Milán, Bérgamo pasa desapercibida, aunque desde la ventanilla del avión de la aerolinea lowcost, su esbelta figura recortada contra las montañas acapara todas las miradas.
In 2015, Bosco Verticale, or vertical garden in English, was elected as the prettiest and most innovative skyscraper in the world. Bosco Verticale is one of the newest symbols of Milan. More than 800 other buildings were in this to win the title of most beautiful skyscraper, given by the Technology Institute of Chicago, USA.
Known as the birthplace of sleek Ferrari sports cars and the late, iconic Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, Italy’s wealthy Emilia Romagna region is also home to multi-generational, family-run local producers of the classic trifecta of Italian gastronomy
Szynka Parmeńska, Prosciutto di Parma jest znana od ponad 2000 lat. Na rozwój jej produkcji wpłynęła obecność słonych źródeł w okolicy, skąd czerpano sól do produkcji szynki. Swój niepowtarzalny smak i aromat zawdzięcza mięsu najwyższej jakości oraz unikatowemu sposobowi produkcji.
Poorly connected by public transport, out-of-the-way from the routes connecting the main towns of Emilia-Romagna, Comacchio is a little-known gem of northern Italy.
The cities and towns crossed by canals are charming and picturesque, aren’t they?
Have you ever visited or heard of the Lombardy region of Italy?
Do you know much about the area? I’m sure you’ve heard of a few places from the region…
In this post I’m going to give you some facts about Lombardy, Italy as well as highlight some places to visit in the region which is rich in culture, history and nature.
This past summer I was fortunate enough to spend an entire week traveling around the Lombardy region of Italy. Half of my time was focused in Milan with the other portion dedicated to visiting scenic rural places such as Chiavenna and Bergamo. In Milan, I was surprised by the diversity of activities on offer. Even more fascinating to me was how easy it was to escape the city and be fully immersed in the countryside.
These day trips from Rome would never have crossed my mind if I hadn’t been put in a position to have to do them. Unexpected errands had me organizing long-haul day trips, which at the end of the day, were exhausting but enjoyable.
Day trip from Rome to Bologna and Day trip from Rome to Milan
Unlike many cities and towns in Italy, Cervia, as we see it today, is a rather recent settlement, dating back to the late 17th Century. Well-known as a beach resort of the Emilia-Romagna region for Summer holidays, Cervia actually has a lot of charm apart from its wide beaches.
Have I somehow stumbled onto a movie set?
Am I dreaming?
These are the questions I found myself asking while attending a wine tasting that was part of the Franciacorta Wine Festival in the Lombardy region of Italy.
A lista foi elaborada pela presidente do Instituto de Arte Lombardo, Maria Antonietta Crippa, que motiva o porque visitar cada uma das obras de arte e arquitetura.
„Das schönste an der Lombardei sind die Seen“, schwärmte Goethe einst. Doch nicht nur die Seen versetzen unter strahlend blauem Himmel ihre Besucher in Begeisterung. Sondern auch unzählige magische Landschaften, faszinierende Metropolen und unendliche Gaumenfreuden. Ja, die Lombardei, das Piemont und das Valle d´Aosta sind verlockende Reiseziele in Norditalien.
Llegué a Val Seriana por casualidad. Nunca había oído hablar de este valle, de sus pueblos ni de sus maravillas naturales. Me organizó la visita a Val Seriana una amiga blogger, y no puedo estarle más que agradecido por descubrirme una de las mayores sorpresas que me ha dado Italia. Un valle pre alpino, de alta montaña, con todo el sabor de Italia, y a una hora de Bérgamo. Increíble pero cierto.
All of Italy is great, but the north to me is a little less chaotic than its southern cousins and with a little exploration, I’ve discovered some amazing places to visit throughout the area. One of my favorite regions though is known as Lombardy (or Lombardia); its most well known city is I’m sure familiar to you as well – Milan.
I’m pretty sure not many of you will think of Lombardy as a winter wonderland, a place where snow, ski slopes and winter activities are around the corner from the main cities. But have you ever been on top of Milan’s Duomo on a clear day, and noticed how close the mountains are?