Lombardy

Mantova
Wednesday, October 01TH, 2014 by
  Mantova - Skyline Ph. depositphoto.com/C_Palazzini   Founded in 2000 BC, Mantova was once an Etruscan village and is now capital of the province with the same name. It is a relatively large town of 100,000 in the region of Lombardia.  Surrounded on three sides by...
Castello San Giorgio, Mantova
Wednesday, October 01TH, 2014 by
  Castle of St. George, Ducal Palace, Mantua   Castello San Giorgio is part of the Ducal Palace located in the city of Mantova, 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...
Castello Ducale dei Gonzaga, Mantova
Wednesday, October 01TH, 2014 by
  Mantua - Aerial view - Photo courtesy of EdoM/Wikimedia   The Reggia dei Gonzaga or the Palazzo Ducale is located in the city of Mantua, or Mantova. The palace is, in fact, a group of buildings located between Piazza Sordello and the shore of the bottom lake...
Lake Como
Friday, May 23TH, 2014 by
Village on the shore of Lake Como. Ph. depositphoto.com/papandreos     Want to escape the hustle and bustle of Milano? Head a half hour outside the city and you will reach the luxurious and peaceful lake community of Como. Of course, Lake Como is a perfect vacation destination...
Lake Maggiore
Wednesday, May 21TH, 2014 by
  Lake Maggiore - Panorama   Of the three large pre alpine lakes of Italy, Lake Maggiore is the westernmost and the second largest after Lake Garda. The lake acts as a border between Lombardy and Piedmont and a part of it also sits in Switzerland (which can be reached from Italy...
Lodi
Saturday, August 25TH, 2012 by
      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...
Monza Brianza
Thursday, August 23TH, 2012 by
      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....
Scaliger Castle, Sirmione
Thursday, January 28TH, 2010 by
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...
Visconti Castle
Thursday, January 28TH, 2010 by
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...
Castello Sforzesco, Milan
Wednesday, January 27TH, 2010 by
A shot of Sforza's castle in Milan   The 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....

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