Lombardy, known as Lombardia in Italian, is a region of northern Italy has its international border with Switzerland in its north. Lomardy is situated in the foot of the Alps, so its northern borders are made up from the Lepontine, Rhaetian and Orobic Alps. The region of Lombardy lies between the Alps and the river Po. The river Po and the lakes of Varese, lseo, Como and Garda make the region green and fertile. The capital of Lombardy is Milano which also serves as the financial hub for this region as well as for the whole Italy.
Lombardy – is a landlocked province in northern Italy, comprising the gorgeous Lake Como, elegant Lake Maggiore and wild Lake Garda to the north and the wide plain of the Po river valley to the south. The regional capital is Milan, Italy’s most important commercial city and an international fashion centre, just an hour from the Italian Lakes. The province is strewn with jewels of Renaissance architecture. Visit Mantua, seat of the powerful Dukes of Gonzaga, to see Mantegna’s frescoes in the Palazzo Ducale. Take in Bergamo (with its perfect Piazza Vecchia) whose Accademia Carrara has an outstanding art collection of works by Canaletto, Lotto, Bellini and Botticelli.