The region with the most UNESCO Sites (10), Lombardy boasts prehistoric, religious, industrial, and architectural wonders. The Trenino Rosso and violin craftsmanship also make the list.
Santa Maria delle Grazie
Visit the Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie, a masterpiece of the Renaissance by Bramante, and discover The Last Supper, one of the highest points of Leonardo's art.
Bergamo Venetian Walls
The Venetian Walls of Bergamo: the upper city is enclosed by this imposing masonry example and bastions that date back to the XVIth century when Bergamo was part of the Venetian Republic. The walls extend for over six kilometres, with a varying height that reaches 50 metres.
Mantua and Sabbioneta
The cities of Mantua and Sabbioneta share a common quality. On July 7 2008 they became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although two different cities, shared history unites them as a single, unique treasure for all humankind to cherish.
Luthiers' craft started to develop in Cremona in the XVth century. Entire families were involved in this activity, creating refined, unique instruments. Today, there are 150 active artisan workshops that keep this tradition alive.
The Sacro Monte (sacred mountain) of Varese and the Sacro Monte of Ossuccio (Como) are two of the Sacri Monti that in 2003 UNESCO recognised as World Heritage Sites in northern Italy. The mountains provide paths linking history, spirituality and nature.
Bernina Red Train
The Bernina Rezia Rhaetian Train is a 122km railway that runs between Italy and Switzerland. It reaches a 2,253m altitude along a spectacular landscape. It was added in 2008 to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.