World Routes 2021

The 26th World Route Development Forum

Milan, Italy • 10 - 12 October 2021 |
Virtual • 18 - 20 October 2021

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Palazzos, castles, museums and more. The great heritage of Lombardy passes from villas and fortresses perched over lakes or plains, to the Certosa di Pavia, Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, or Michelangelo’s Pietà Rondanini at Milan’s Sforza Castle. Discover Renaissance wonders such as Mantua’s Palazzo Te or the sheer elegance of Monza’s Villa Reale.

Bergamo

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The perfect plaza, the heart of Bergamo Alta and the walls protected by UNESCO, there’s more than meets the eye in this historic haven found at the foothills of the Orobie Alps. Perched on a hillside, four gates open to the city beyond where Bergamo welcomes visitors with artisan ateliers, hidden courtyards, arcades and long shadows.

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Monza

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A city running at two speeds. Formula 1 tears up the historic Autodromo while runners, slow and steady, pace through the Park and Villa. Don’t forget to visit Monza’s Villa Reale, Piermarini’s marvelous masterpiece.

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Mantua

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Embraced by three lakes, Mantua boasts a jaw-dropping skyline and a charming historic centre thanks to the Gonzaga. Mozart was left marveled by his visit to the city.

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Cremona

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UNESCO World Heritage Site Cremona is a small music capital, with the Violin Museum, the Arvedi Auditorium, the Ponchielli Theatre, the workshops of master luthiers and the know-how of violin making.

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Como

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From the Tempio Voltiano to the Chilometro della Conoscenza, here, light reflects off the beautiful waters of Lake Como to illuminate deep traditions including local silk production to cafés located under the arcades.

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