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Best things to do in Lombardy

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Church
“Symbol of the Lombard capital, and located in the square of the same name in the center of the metropolis. It is the largest church in Italy and the fourth in the world by surface.”
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Park
“Beautiful place to relax and for a pic nic!! Be prepared , take some food nd wine with you ;)”
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Museum
“Located not far from the Duomo, Milan’s Castello Sforzesco – built in the 15th century by Duke Francesco Sforza – was once one of the largest citadels in Europe. Today, it houses various museums and numerous important artworks and relics, but it is also nice to wander through its courtyards and drink in the sense of history. After you are done exploring the castle, walk out the back gate and straight into Parco Sempione, Milan’s “green lung” and one of the most beautiful parks in the city. There are a variety of events planned this year at the castle to honour da Vinci’s contribution to the destination, from frescoes to other beautiful adornments. ”
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Aquarium
“Live the adventure of Gardaland Resort, the first destination to have fun Italy! Unforgettable emotions are waiting in the incredible...”
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Park
“E' un parco a pagamento, uno dei più bei giardini botanici d'Europa The entrance is under payment, it is one of the most beautiful Europe's botanical garden”
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Historic Site
“Situated in Piazza Bra, the amphitheatre of Verona was built in the first half of the 1st century A.D. (between the end of Augustus‘ reign and the beginning of Claudius). After the Colisseum and the Capuan amphitheatre, the Arena is the third largest of its kind in Italy. Its elliptical shape enhances the acoustic quality of the performances and also allows seating-space for thousand of spectators.”
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Historic Site
“Poet, soldier, hypochondriac and proto-Fascist, Gabriele d’Annunzio (1863–1938) defies easy definition, and so does his estate. Bombastic, extravagant and unsettling, it’s home to every architectural and decorative excess imaginable and the decor helps shed light on the man. In the 1920s d’Annunzio became a strong supporter of Fascism and Mussolini, while his affairs with wealthy women were legendary. The amphitheatre is the first major structure one comes across after entering the estate and was clearly based upon classic models, the architect Maroni even visiting Pompeii for inspiration. Its location, like the other buildings of the Vittoriale undeniably offers a majestic view of the Garda lake, it is still used for performances today (Patty Smith, The National, Buena vista social club)”
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Zoo
“Zoo / Safari. Dista 2,4 km da Viva Solution. Zoo / Safari. It is 2.4 km from Viva Solution. www.parconaturaviva.it”
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Park
“Great park near by to go running. It's an older historical park where as The Library of Trees is new and clean like a golf course. There are water fountains and on the weekends, there is a super clean and free "Toilet Bus."”
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Art Museum
“The Pinacoteca di Brera is a national gallery of ancient and modern art, located in the homonymous palace, one of the largest in Milan with over 24000 square meters. The museum exhibits one of the most famous collections in Italy of painting, specializing in Venetian and Lombard painting, with important pieces from other schools. Moreover, thanks to donations, it proposes an exhibition itinerary that ranges from prehistory to contemporary art, with masterpieces by 20th century artists.”
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Resort
“Is the largest lake in Italy. It is a popular holiday location in northern italy, about halfway between Brescia and Verona...”
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Route
“the coolest street of milano for shopping , you can find a lot of intersting things over there.”
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Bar
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“Corso como is well known for its multitude of restaurants, bars and clubs. A "must" for aperitivo in Milan. Just ask me for directions. I am always happy to help!”
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Historic Site
“Located in Tremezzina, within a short distance from Villa del Balbianello, Villa Carlotta is another example of how architecture can perfectly blend with the beauty of nature and art. The whole complex extends over a 70,000 m2 (17 acres) area of gardens and museum. It is one of the most beautiful examples of the royal splendor of Lake Como. ”
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Shopping Centre
“Centro commerciale situato a Lonato con numerosi negozi per fare shopping Shopping center located in Lonato with many different shops”
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Gourmet Shop
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“Prodotti tipici italiani. Ci sono anche bar e ristoranti, tra cui uno stellato. High quality Italian foods and products. Also has good coffee places and restaurants including a Michelin star one.”
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