Milan & Lombardy
Milan is considered Italy’s city of the future, a fast-paced metropolis where Italian design is world renowned. The city has been recognized as one of the world's four fashion capitals thanks to several international events and fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair (Salone del Mobile). Home to the stunning Cathedral Duomo and many cultural institutions, museums and art galleries, and one of Leonardo's most famous paintings The Last Supper.
You will find some interesting Italian food in the Lombardy region, the provinces surrounding the cities of Mantova, Cremona and Brescia and Bergamo have been named a European Region of Gastronomy in 2017. And undoubtedly, you have to visit the most popular lake in Lombardy's region and in Italy, Lake Como, Lago di Como. It is really easy to get to Como from Milan by train or with a day tour!
When to visit
Spring or Autumn are the best seasons to experience Milan. Warm and sunny days ensure that you get to explore the city as much as you can without worrying about the weather getting sour and to avoid the hot summers and the cold, overcast winters. This is the best time to visit the nearby Italian lakes as well.
February - April Peak season in Milan, the Furniture Fair (Salone del Mobile 21- 26 Apr 2020) and The Fashion Week (18 - 24 February 2020)
Some popular Milan & Lombardy Packages
Indulge in the wonderful flavours of Italian cuisine during this 4-day packaged tour in Sorrento. Learn how to create regional dishes with a hands-on cooking class and visit a charming lemon garden and discover the famous Sorrento lemon.
Explore the real Sicily through its ancient Greek and Roman ruins, magnificent architecture, medieval villages and sumptuous cuisine during this exciting, 8-day escorted tour.
This small-group tour is a real feast for the senses. Soak in the magnificent scenery of Amalfi Coast and learn how to cook authentic Italian dishes during this enthralling, 8-day cooking holiday.
Say boungiorno and learn the beautiful Italian language during this insightful, 8-day language holiday in Tuscany. Stay in a beautiful villa in the Tuscan countryside, receive daily Italian language lessons from a native speaker and explore the lush region or enjoy shopping at leisure.
Savour the best of Piedmont, from the capital city brimming with elegant palaces and square to the lush sloping hills where world-class wines are produced.
Revel in the unparalleled beauty of Italy’s most beautiful coastline through this self-guided walking tour of the Cinque Terre.
Discover the rich cuisine and beautiful landscape of Puglia, the heel of Italy’s “boot” on this week-long cooking class. Learn how to cook local specialities such as orecchiete pasta and explore the coastal towns of Santa Maria di Leuca, Otranto and Gallipoli.