Lombardy

Italy’s most populous and richest region of Italia, Lombardia offers endless possibilities for real estate’s investments in its cities (Milan, for example, main center of finance and fashion industry) or by its marvellous lakes (including Como, Maggiore and Garda).

lombardia milanoBordering on Switzerland, Lombardy provides an excellent logistic system (motorways, railways, airports), connected with all Europe and the rest of the world.



LOMBARDY

Milan Malpensa.  
Code: MXP
Information: distance from city centre 46 km; buses to and from Milano Railway Station every 30 minutes, approx 50 minutes drive.
Nearby cities and areas: Milano, lake Como, Varese, Pavia, Piacenza, Bergamo, Mantova, Brescia, Cremona; lake Maggiore, Emilia-Romagna region, Piemonte region; Veneto region,Trentino region;  Switzerland.

Milan Linate.  
Code: LIN
Information: distance from city centre 10 km; buses to and from Milan Railway Station every 20 minutes, or to and from Piazza San Babila in city centre every 15 minutes, around 20 minutes drive.

Bergamo Orio al Serio  
Code: BGY
Information: distance from city centre 4 km, buses to and from Bergamo Rail Station.
Nearby cities and areas: Milano, lake Como, Varese, Pavia, Piacenza, Bergamo, Mantova, Brescia, Cremona; lake Maggiore, Emilia-Romagna region, Piemonte region; Veneto region,Trentino region;  Switzerland.

 

Lombardia’s territory enjoys a strategic geographic position, in the shelter of the Alps  (Le Alpi, high mountains bordering on Switzerland, where lakes of unique beauty penetrate) and the wide flat land of Pianura Padana. Climate is typically continental. 

 

Cities of Lombardia

milano scalaMilano is the main city and the regional capital. It’s one of the most wanted areas for real estate investments: it’s the richest city of Italy, with a high concentration of  finance (the Stock exchange is here), any sort of industries (petrochemicals, engineering, textiles, food, furniture, shoes and leather, manufacturing and engineering). Milano is also famous for its rich cultural life: the Scala Opera House is set in the heart of the city: huge structures for concerts of the most famous rock and pop stars are sited in the near outskirts, along with important Museums of Contemporary Art and Design. Beside a lively nightlife, Milan is also the city of the two of Italy’s top football teams in AC Milan and Internazionale (InterMilan). For its economic and financial strength, Milan is considered de facto by many people the real capital of Italy.

 

lombardia lago comoBut there’s much more to Lombardy than Milano. For example, property in Mantova or Brescia could cost only a third of the equivalent in Milan. These are city of high industrial profile (Brescia) or of a great historical interest (Mantova), one of the richest towns of the Italian Renaissance period. You can say the same about Pavia, another medieval gem, was known as the city of a hundred towers, set in the Ticino Valley national park.
Other options for buying property in Lombardy include the medieval city of Cremonathe home to Stradivarius, and now the violin-making capital of the world, with around 100 makers active in the town. 50km north of Milan there is Bergamo, one of  the prettiest cities in Italy with easy access to airports and main roads. In this area, the possibilities of very good investments are many, considering also the proximity to the splendid lakes (Lake Maggiore and Lake Como on the west and Lake d’Orte and Lake Garda on the east), real heavenly areas for walkers, climbers, riders and lovers of water sports.

 

The Cuisine

lombardia risotto zafferanoNot only pasta! Lombardia is renown for rice, too. And not only because this area  (above all in The Ticino Valley) is rich of endless acres of paddy fields, but also because you can enjoy unique dishes, such as the “Risotto alla Milanese”, a delicious dish coloured with the golden saffron and flavoured with veal stock, rosemary and sage. In this region, now so rich, food coming from the rural traditions abounds: the buckwheat noodles or Pizzoccheri of the Valtellina Valley and polenta, a maize porridge used as an accompaniment to meat or eaten alone. Lombardia is an area of big cheese producer, too: Gorgonzola, Mascarpone, Taleggio and the parmesan-like Grana Padano. These are only a few examples of a local cuisine, made out of several tasty variations, easy to be found moving around into this splendid territory.

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