Properties for sale in Lombardy, Italy

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The Lombardy area guide

Sights and attractions

Occupying Northern Italy and sharing a border with Switzerland, Lombardy, is home to a diverse terrain. One that instantly captivates any who venture here. The region’s history is similarly diverse. From Roman inhabitants to the Renaissance period – each has left a lasting imprint which can still be seen to this day.

During winter, the staggering peaks of the Italian Alps, in particular, Val Camonica welcome snowsport enthusiasts to ski down its slopes and invite nature lovers to traverse its hills during the summer months. The Camonica Valley is also home to some of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Bienno and Lovere, for example, are two picture-perfect spots to purchase a holiday home.

Another draw of Lombardy is, of course, its collection of mesmerising lakes. Lake Garda, Lake Como and the pretty towns that encircle its waters are a picture of serenity. Most flock here to take advantage of the beautiful scenery and to sail along the tranquil waters. Varenna, a commune sat on the edge of Lake Como, is perfect for those looking for solitude. Lombardy’s most famed city, however, is Milan (the regional capital). Renowned the world over for being a fashion capital as well as Italy’s banking centre – most are lured into the elegant city for its lavish offerings.

Wherever you decide to go in Lombardy, you’ll be sure to find the perfect place to call home.

Restaurants and cafes

Italian cuisine is one to be savoured and often the favourite of many gourmands. It’s typically characterised by the staple dish – pasta. Lombardy cuisine, however, is more rice and dairy based. Risotto, for example, is a regional speciality and served up and down the region.

To sample these delectable dishes, a plethora of world-class venues, serving traditional dishes as well as mouthwatering cuisine from around the world, can be found all over the region with equally magnificent backdrops. From restaurants strategically placed on the side of a rugged hillside to romantic terraces overlooking the lake, the dining out experience is definitely one to remember. Ristorante Cracco and Ristorante D’O in Milan both offer fine dining at its best.

Supplementing this dining scene is a strong café culture. For Italians, coffee is their knight in shining armour. Whether it’s a general pick-me-up, a business meeting or a social chit-chat, coffee houses cater for this caffeine community and can be found in all cities, towns and villages.

Shops

From a shopper’s perspective, Milan is an illustrious centre for high-end fashion. With the likes of Prada, Valentino and Dolce and Gabbana headquartered here, the city screams glitz and glamour. And the most glamorous of all is Quadrilatero della Moda, a shopping district, housing the world’s most famed designers. It’s often regarded by industry experts as an important hub for high-end fashion.

Aside from being home to one of the fashion capitals of the world, the towns, cities and villages in Lombardy host numerous outdoor markets. These markets, which range from bric-a-brac to flea and food markets, are great for discovering hidden gems as well as immersing yourself in the vibrant culture.

Travel

Since Lombardy is a popular destination all-year round, the transport network is well equipped to handle a mass influx of tourists as well as locals year on year. The easiest way to enter the region is by air. There are numerous airports scattered around Lombardy, the most popular two are situated in Milan. Milan Malpensa and Linate both offer domestic and international travel with flight times from London averaging around an attractive 2 hours!

Once in the beautiful region, most locals tend to rely on the train to travel from city to city and the bus to travel around the local area. Most also own their own car or prefer to travel around on foot. But the best thing about living and getting around in Lombardy is, of course, the unparalleled views you are faced with on a daily basis.

Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the above information is up to date, some inaccuracies may occur. If you notice any inaccuracies please contact editor@primelocation.com

All information was correct at time of publication and is provided in good faith.



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