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Lodi
Saturday, August 25TH, 2012 by Glauco
      44,036 Inhabitants.  Lodi is located in Lombardy, not too far from Milan. In the northern part of Italy, although in the southern part of the region.  One of the main features of the city is in fact the river Adda that over the centuries has contributed to Lodi's agricultural development. The city was founded by the Emperor Federico Barbarossa (Frederick Redbeard), although a previous settlement was established there in the time of the Roman Empire.   Today, it is possible to fully enjoy many historical sites, such as the Duomo in the gorgeous "Piazza della Vittoria", perhaps one...
Monza Brianza
Thursday, August 23TH, 2012 by Glauco
      122.337 inhabitants. This is one of the newest provinces in Italy, as it was established in 2004, but only truly operational since 2009. It was mainly a political decision, made due to the growing economic power of the area and also to slim down the already very busy province of Milan. Monza is one of the most populated cities in Lombardy and therefore the move sort of made sense.  The area is actually very populated in general, and although not as big as other provinces, every town in it is highly populated. But what truly makes it very strong is the volume of mid-sized companies...
Touring Milano and Lombardy
Friday, July 15TH, 2011 by Anonymous
Milan, the capital of Lombardy, is known as the Italian Capital of Fashion, Finance and Entertainment.While Rome is strong competition in the areas of fashion and entertainment, Milan is surely one of the most European of the Italian cities and the most sensitive to fashion and trends. Among the central streets of the city and its fashion and entertainment districts you can find echoes of London, but the quiet gardens, historical buildings, and art galleries are all there to remind you that you are still in Italy. If you plan to tour the Milan area you’ll be pleased to learn there is much to...
Scaliger Castle, Sirmione
Thursday, January 28TH, 2010 by ancos
Sirmione, Lake Garda Scaliger Castle is located in the Italian lakeside town of Sirmione. Sirmione is a comune and town located in the province of Brescia in the region of Lombardy. Sirmione has a beautiful historic center which is situated on top of a small peninsula that juts out into the southern portion of Lake Garda. The Scaliger Castle is consideredone of the finest examples of a medieval fortification, including a very rare fortified port. Sirmione was once known as Garda, and had been a Veronese summer resort for the elite since the 1st century BC. The town had grown to become one...
Visconti Castle
Thursday, January 28TH, 2010 by ancos
Detail of the Castel of Visconti in Pavia The Castello Visconteo or the Visconti Castle is located in the town of Pavia in the region of Lombardy. The castle had been built on the orders of Galeazzo II Visconti in the year 1360, after conquering the city. The castle had been the main residence for the Visconti family. There is a large park north of the castle including Certosa of Pavia which had been founded in the year 1396 and had been used as a private chapel for the powerful family.   Visconti Castle History Bartolino da Novara had been the architect who had been entrusted with the...
Castello San Giorgio, Mantova
Wednesday, January 27TH, 2010 by ancos
San Georgio Castle in Mantova Mantova skyline showing all the monuments symbolic of this medieval cityCastello San Giorgio is located in the city of Mantua, or Mantova, as it is also named. The castle can be reached by entering from the Ponte San Giorgio. It is a reddish castle and dates back to the Middle Ages, from the time of the Gonzaga family. The construction of the large castle began in the year 1395 under the directions of Bartolino from the city of Novara. It was built for defending the city and for establishing its dominance in the territory. Bartolino designed the castle in such...
Castello Ducale dei Gonzaga, Mantova
Wednesday, January 27TH, 2010 by ancos
Palazzo Ducale in Mantova Mantua - Aerial view - Photo courtesy of EdoM/WikimediaCastello Ducale dei Gonzaga or the Palazzo Ducale is located in the city of Mantua, or Mantova. The castle is located between Piazza Sordello and the shore of the bottom lake in the north east side of the city. The entire structure is made of a large number of gardens, courtyards and buildings. The structure had consisted of various broken buildings in an organic fashion in the 16th century and it was then that it evolved into a single large architectural complex occupying an area of 35,000 square meters. The...
Castello Sforzesco, Milan
Wednesday, January 27TH, 2010 by ancos
The Castello Sforzesco of Milan: Witness to History A shot of Sforza's castle in MilanThe Sforzesco Castle, or the Castello Sforzesco is one of the most well known historical buildings in Milan. It has borne witness to several historical events in the past centuries. The castle was demolished and rebuilt many times over the centuries. Today, after it has been restored and embellished, it has become a symbol of various historic and dramatic events which perfectly recount the story of Milan and its background. History of the Castello Sforzesco A small fortress known as di Porta Giovia was...
Lake Idro
Monday, January 25TH, 2010 by ancos
  Lake Idro - Towns by the Lake Lake Idro is an Italian pearlpine lake one of the highest in Lombardy. The majority of the lake is part of the Province of Brescia, while the rest falls in the Province of Trento. The surface area of the lake is 11.4km and its maximum depth of 122 meters. Visitors to the area will find beautiful wooded mountains surrounding the lake as well as a shoreline that stretches 24 kilometers and is shared among four communes, Idro, Anfo, Bagolino and Bondone. At present Lake Idro is facing major challenges due to lack of sufficient sewage systems and the use of its...
Lake Varese
Friday, January 22TH, 2010 by ancos
  Panoramic of Varese Lake from Biandronno - Photo courtesy of Alessio Facchin/Wikimedia       Lake Varese - Suggestive View in Fog - Photo courtesy of Fvatwimediao/Wikimedia     Lake Varese is a smallish lake in the Lombardy region fed by underground springs. The lake is surrounded by rolling hills and to the south the roads lead to ponds and marsh area. Isolino Virginia is the lake's small island, which is located near the western shoreline. The lake is glacial in origin and is spread over an area of 14.5 square kilometers and has an average depth of 11 meters. Those who enjoy...

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