Lombardy (Lombardia) is the wealthiest and most prosperous region in Italy and is home to Milan; capital of the north and fashion capital of the world. The region is not only rich in heritage, culture, the arts, architecture and most notably its natural beauty, but is also home to one of the most famously known Italian lakes; Lake Como. Therefore, it is no coincidence that the Lombardy region offers some of the most refined and luxurious holiday destinations in the world. Lake Como in particular has all the ingredients that are essential for the perfect holiday.
Serviced by three major airports; Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate and Bergamo Orio Al Serio as well as excellent road and rail links, this region can be explored with ease. Occupying most of the Po Valley and bordered by the Alps (which includes the vast Stelvio National Park), this makes the Lombardy region perfect for enjoying the great Italian lakes, including the jewel that is Lake Como.
Over the centuries, the Lombardy region has been shaped by periods of peace, conflict, natural erosion and political change. Past times have seen the great and good retreat to the lakes, and in particular Lake Como, to recuperate, relax and enjoy a rare alliance of Mediterranean climate and alpine freshness. Queen Caroline of England visited Lake Como in 1816 and stayed in Cernobbio (just north of Como), an area known for its beautiful gardens. Lake Como is without doubt the quintessential Italian lake to visit as it captures the essence and spirit that makes the lake region so alluring.
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