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Lombardy

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Lombardy is one of the largest Italian regions and is located in northern Italy. To the north is bordered by Switzerland, to the west with Piedmont, on the south by the Emilia Romagna where the boundary is drawn from the river Po and on the west by the Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige. The region has no access to the sea but has many lake areas. In fact, this area is wet from Lake Maggiore, Lake of Garda, Lake of Como, with its characteristic shape inverted “Y”, Lake of Iseo andLake of Varese. On the shores of several lakes have developed numerous tourist resorts areas that allow tourists to relax on the beaches or to practice water sports such as windsurfing, canoeing and water skiing. In the northern part of the region is the mountainous area made up of the Lepontine Alps, the Rhaetian Alps and the Alps Orobiche. The heights that are reached are considerable and sometimes exceed also 4,000 meters, therefore in the various ski resorts in winter you can enjoy many sports related to snow especially in Valtellina, Valchiavenna and Valcamonica. The main ski resorts are: Bormio, Livigno, Madesimo, the Tonale and the Stelvio with its glaciers, Adamello and Aprica. In the province of Brescia there are the most famous hills of the region, the Franciacorta, where in the vineyards that grow here are harvested grapes used to produce one of the most famous Italian sparkling wines, the Franciacorta DOCG. The southern part of the region is made up from the plains of the Po Valley, where the border with Piedmont (Lomellina) the territory is covered with rice fields while in the east is the area of origin and production of Grana Padano, other gastronomic excellence of our country. The main urban center is the city of Milan, which is the regional capital. In its center we can find its famous Duomo, La Scala Opera House (one of the most important opera houses in the world), theChurch of Santa Maria delle Grazie with a fresco of the Last Supper by Leonardo, world heritage by UNESCO, and the Castello Sforzesco. The other artistic cultural centers are: Monza with its Villa Reale and the Cathedral, where in September of each year at the Autodromo is held the Grand Prix formula one; Cremona with his Stradivari Museum that tells a long history of fine craftsmanship that has seen in Stradivari the leading expert in the construction technique of the violins; Pavia with its castle and its monastery; Varese, Sondrio, Lodi, Lecco, Bergamo and Mantua with its old town which is a world heritage site by UNESCO.

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