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22/09/2016

SIRMIONE WHERE TO STAY?

BEST AREA SIRMIONE where to stay


WHERE TO STAY IN SIRMIONE?

I suggest you to choose an accommodation with parking included otherwise you will have to pay a parking space in this area and they are quite expensive. 

If you are traveling in the summer, I suggest you to stay in this Holiday Village near Sirmione where the parking space is included in the price and you can enjoy a beautiful swimming pool.
Staying in the center of Sirmione is not comfortable, the area is a ztl (Limited traffic zone).
Better to stay just outside the Scaliger castle or in neighboring towns like Colombare and Lugana, it is less expensive. However, if you want to experience the magic of staying in the center of Sirmione, prefer this structure where you can park in the backyard, for free: ⇨ stay in Sirmione peninsula.

To know: There is a convenient shuttle bus service that from Colombare takes you directly in front of the Sirmione castle gate. The cost is € 1 each way per person (simple travel ticket can be purchased on the ground for € 1.00 or € 1.50 if you buy the ticket on board the bus).


WHERE TO STAY IN SIRMIONE
SIRMIONE

Lake Garda is also one of the most famous. It's an extremely popular destination for tourists specially in summer.

Reasons for choosing the Lake Garda



  • Sunbathing and swimming,
  • Water sports, 
  • Have fun in the various clubs, 
  • Enjoy Italian cuisine, 
  • Shopping and visiting the beautiful and picturesque villages. 

If you travel with your children you can plan some day trips to three popular parks in the area:


  1. Gardaland with the numerous attractions for everybody. Gardaland is located in Castelnuovo del Garda around Peschiera.
  2. Movieland in Lazise, where you can relive the scenes of several famous films 
  3. CANEVA in Lazise a beautiful water park.


HOW TO REACH SIRMIONE 

and other destination on the Garda lake



BY CAR:
  • Italy Highway A4 
Exit Brescia East if you want to reach the towns of Salò, Gardone, Toscolano, Gargnano, Tignale, Tremosine, Limone.
Other exits are Desenzano, Sirmione and Peschiera to reach the mentioned towns.
  • Italy Motorway A22 
Exit To Rovereto Sud / Lago di Garda Nord if you want to reach the towns of Torbole, Riva del Garda, Malcesine, Limone, Tremosine;

Exit Affi / Lago di Garda  if you want to reach the towns of Garda, Torri del Benaco, Bardolino, Lazise, Peschiera.

BY TRAIN: 
Railway stations are in Peschiera, Desenzano and Rovereto; from here, with buses, you can reach the various places of the lake.

Nearest airport to Garda lake:


  • VILLAFRANCA AIRPORT  (VERONA) 20 km away.
  • MONTICHIARI AIRPORT  (BRESCIA) 30 km away.
  • ORIO AL SERIO AIRPORT  (BERGAMO) 80 km away.
From these airports, there are bus service or transfer services for the city centre or railway station.

A TRIP TO SIRMIONE


Medieval town Garda lake
Sirmione

Sirmione is a beautiful village located on the south of the lake on a strip of land that juts out like a promontory. Beginning of the village you will find the famous castle / fortress, visited for a fee.




Parking of car in small towns near the Lake


Public Car Parks in Sirmione: 

I suggest you to park a few kilometres far away from Sirmione in a free car parking near bus stop and take public bus called BUS NAVETTA. Even rent a bike could be more convenient.

CAR PARKING in SIRMIONE:  you can leave your car outside the old town in the various paid car parking (about 1,80 - 2,10 per hour) and walk to the village centre. It'a an old town with narrow streets full of shops, bars, restaurants, ice cream parlors. 


Here is a beautiful spa where you can relax and regenerate. (SPA CENTRE ACQUARIA open from March to December, from 14.00 to 22.00 on Monday, from 20.00 to 22.00 from Tuesday to Thursday, and until 24.00 on Thursdays). To get there just go to the north starting from the ferry dock and after about 600 meters you get there.



WHAT TO SEE in Sirmione


GROTTE DI CATULLO:

Archaeological site of a Roman villa of the fifteenth century. Paid entrance. 
Opening times: 

Winter from Tuesday to Saturday: 8.30 to 17.30; 
Sundays and public holidays: 8.30-14.00. 

In summer, from Tuesday to Saturday: 8:30 to 19:30; closed on Mondays.
Sundays and public holidays 9:30 to 18:30; 
To reach them, starting from the ferry dock to continue heading north and after about 800 meters you arrive.

AQUARIA SPA: 

Aquaria offers you everything to be rejuvenated in Sirmione. The Spa and Wellness Centre has indoor and outdoor thermal pools. More than 10,000 square meters of thermal spa including a few swimming pools, whirlpools, Kneipp, relax areas...

Take a walk discovering the promontory tasting a delicious ice-cream.


WHERE TO EAT in Sirmione:


TRATTORIA LA FIASCATypical cozy restaurant on a side street off the main square, which offers customers traditional dishes prepared with local produce.

TRATTORIA LA SPERANZINAa stone's throw from the castle away from the lakefront chaos. Possibility to eat outside in the shade of olive trees offers dishes including fish from the lake and other tasty dishes.

Sirmione study in deep:

Beaches,
Camper Areas,
Events,
Markets,
Car parkings,
Bycicle rides... 

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October 2018
Moira R.J.

15/09/2016

BERGAMO Italy: best area to stay

Bergamo is a lovely city located in the center of Lombardy, 50 km far away from Milan.


The city is divided into 2 parts:

  • BERGAMO ALTA - UPPER TOWN (called Città Alta) a medieval gem,
  • BERGAMO BASSA - LOWER TOWN.


Bergamo what to do and see
In this article I will talk about the medieval city of Bergamo.
A city easily accessible from the airport of Orio al Serio, or for a day trip from Milan.
You can read useful information about what to see and do in this Lombardy city.
  • bergamo italy points of interest
  • bergamo italy map
  • bergamo things to do
  • 3 best accommodation in Bergamo, for your need.

09/09/2016

ITALIAN traditional FOOD: what to eat in Italy

Tell me where you are going to holiday in Italy and I'll tell you what to eat. 

Travelling in MARCHE 


Are you thinking about taking a vacation in Senigallia, San Benedetto del Tronto, Gabicce Mare, Loreto, Ascoli Piceno?

Sea and mountains, this region, overlooking the Adriatic Sea, offers a variety that combines the flavors of the sea to those who are of the countryside and hills.
Famous dish in the area of Ascoli Piceno are Olive all'Ascolana.

COOL STUFF TO BUY IN THIS REGION:

PASTA: MACCHERONCINI DI CAMPOFILONE

WHAT TO EAT IN MARCHE?

- BRODETTO MARCHIGIANO (soup)
- VINCISGRASSI (pasta: lasagna marchigiana - see the first pic)
- OLIVE ALL'ASCOLANA (appetiser)

The stuffed olives, appreciated and known all over the world, are the most famous dish of Italian culinary tradition of the Marche. The olives are stuffed with small doses of the meat filling, then they go breaded and dipped in beaten egg with a pinch of salt.

what to eat in Marche, Italy
Olive all'ascolana: source pinterest

Travelling in UMBRIA


Are you thinking about taking a vacation in Assisi, Orvieto, Gubbio, Perugia?

Simple and natural dishes seasoned with the famous extra virgin olive oil one of the best of Italy in these areas. Other typical products are the black truffle from Norcia one of the ingredients of many pasta dishes, and lentils from Castelluccio di Norcia as well as wild boar meat.

SHOPPING IN UMBRIA:

FRIEND GIFT: A BASKET OF TYPICAL PRODUCTS.
  1. CHOCOLATE PERUGINA
  2. SALSA TARTUFATA
WHAT TO EAT IN UMBRIA?

- AGNOLOTTI AL TARTUFO (pasta)
- ZUPPA DI LENTICCHIE (vegetable soup)
- CARDI AL GRIFO: Cardi al Grifo is dish made from thistles, eggs, breadcrumbs, lean veal, chicken livers, onion, olive oil, white wine, mushrooms, tomatoes and parmesan.
- TORTA AL TESTO (bread and cold cuts).

what to eat in Italy
Torta al testo. Source.

Travelling in LAZIO


Are you thinking about taking a vacation in Roma, Gaeta, Ostia, Anzio, San Felice Circeo, Cerveteri, Tarquinia?

In this region you can find plenty of pasta dishes with all kinds of seasoning such as bucatini amatriciana, spaghetti alla carbonara, bucatini cacio e pepe. Another typical meat dish is the lamb: saltimbocca alla romana and oxtail.

BEST THINGS TO BUY IN ROME:
  • PECORINO ROMANO
  • SAUCE FOR PASTA
WHAT TO EAT IN ROME?

GNOCCHI ALLA ROMANA  (pasta)
- SPAGHETTI ALLA CARBONARA  (pasta)
BUCATINI ALL'AMATRICIANA  (pasta)
- ABBACCHIO ALLA CACCIATORA (meat)
- MARITOZZI (sweet)

The maritozzi fluffy and delicious sweet rolls stuffed with whipped cream are served for breakfast in every bar in the capital and its surroundings. Often the dough is enriched with pine nuts, raisins and candied orange peel.

what to eat in Rome
Maritozzi: tiypical Roma sweet. Source



Travelling in ABRUZZO

Are you thinking about taking a vacation in Alba Adriatica, Pineto, Roseto, Pescara?

A journey through the flavors of the Adriatic sea of Pescara, vineyards and olive groves of Chieti and Teramo, L'Aquila with its strong mountain flavors.

3 THINGS TO BUY IN CENTRAL ITALY:

FRIEND GIFT: A BASKET OF TYPICAL PRODUCTS.

- WINE: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
- CONFETTURA: Marmalade


WHAT TO EAT IN ABRUZZO?

- MACCHERONI ALLA CHITARRA (pasta)
- CODA DI ROSPO ALLA CACCIATORA (fish)
- PARROZZO (Original typical dessert of Christmas Abruzzo cuisine)
- CICERCHIATA (sweet)

Struffoli abruzzesi (cicerchiata) are small balls of sweet dough, fried and then dipped in honey.

Italian sweet
Struffoli abruzzesi. source



Travelling in MOLISE


Are you thinking about taking a vacation in Termoli, Campobasso, Isernia?

Dishes of pork, and the coast dishes of fish stews, soups and rice.

WHAT TO EAT IN MOLISE?

- BRODETTO DI PESCE
- PAMPANELLA
- CANCELLE
- PICCILLATI

BEST FOOD TO BUY IN MOLISE:

- OLIVE OIL
- PASTA: i cavatelli

The cavatelli are a fresh semolina pasta, typical of the regions of Molise and Puglia. They have an elongated and hollowed shape. The cavatelli are great topped with tomato sauce and ricotta cheese or with meat sauce or with vegetables.

Italian pasta
Cavatelli pasta: source and italian recipe

Related articles:

ITALIAN CUISINE



Italian cuisine is creative and imaginative and one of the richest in the world.
The climate varies in different regions allows to obtain different products.

It is a cuisine rich in tradition with authentic dishes, simple that enhance the natural flavors of the various local products.
We make an overview of the various regions of Italy in order to understand better the specialties.


ITALY'S REGIONS
NORTHERN ITALIAN CUISINE



Travelling in Liguria? Are you thinking about taking a vacation in Alassio, Bordighera, Camogli, Cinque Terre, Portofino, Portovenere...

Here you can find dishes based on fish and herbs including the famous pesto that is used as a condiment on pasta or added to vegetable soups. Always present pies with vegetables and various types of buns.

italian dishes
PASTA AL PESTO


What to eat in Liguria:

  • Torta pasqualina (salty cake)
  • Focaccia di Recco (street food)
  • Trofie al Pesto (pasta)
  • Canestrelli e Baci di dama (sweet)

To BUY in this Region:

Travelling in PIEDMONT - PIEMONTE. Are you thinking about taking a vacation in Torino, Sestrière, Lago Maggiore...


One of the most refined cuisines of Italy; stand out dishes based on rice as the "paniscia", the famous Alba truffles, "bagna cauda" typical hot sauce with vegetables dipped bread and anchovies. Famous various boiled meats and delicious chocolates Gianduiotti typical of the area.

Traditional Piedmont food
Agnolotti: fonte Pinterest


What to eat in Torino:

  • Vitello tonnato (meat)
  • Agnolotti (pasta)
  • Brasato al barolo (meat)
  • Pesche ripiene  (fruit)
  • zabaione (sweet)
To BUY in Piedmont:

Travelling in AOSTA VALLEY - VAL D’AOSTA. Are you thinking about taking a vacation in Aosta, Saint Vincent, Courmayeur...


Dishes based on cereals, beef and pork, dairy products including cheese Fontina Val d'Aosta fondue and typical sauce made of various cheeses.

Italian traditional Aosta food
Fonduta


What to eat in Aosta:
  • Fonduta Valdostana (cheese cream)
  • Gnocchi alla fontina (pasta)
  • Caffè valdostano (drink)
To BUY in this Region:

Travelling in Lombardy - LOMBARDIA. Are you thinking about taking a vacation in Milano, Bergamo, Como, Lago di Garda...

Dishes abound in this region based on freshwater fish, especially in the Lombardy lakes area, the milk cheese, the meat with its boiled and stews, rice and corn. Widespread and 'the use of polenta as a side dish to accompany meat with various sauces. One of the many specialities' of this region are the pork tripe, and sausage. In Milan the lively Milano, you can enjoy a good risotto alla Milanese, the tasty schnitzel and under the Christmas period also typical dessert par excellence Panettone.

Lombardy traditional food
Pizzoccheri Valtellinesi


What to eat in Milan:
  • Ossobuco (meat)
  • Cassoeula (meat)
  • Pizzoccheri (pasta)
  • Cotoletta alla milanese (meat)
  • Bresaola della Valtellina (meat, cold cuts)
To BUY in this Region:

Travelling in TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE. Are you thinking about taking a vacation in Merano, Pinzolo, Riva del Garda, Canazei...

In this region abound dishes with soups of all kinds, for example, the Panada. Very important also cheeses and cold cuts including the famous Speck.

Traditional italian food Alto adige
Canederli. Fonte: Pinterest


What to eat in Trento:
  • Canederli (pasta)
  • Wurstel (meat)
  • Carne salata (meat)
  • Polenta (dish made of corn flour)
  • Strudel (sweet)
To BUY in this Region:
  • Speck 
  • Formaggi: Caprino di Cavalese, Graukase, Puzzone di Moena...

Travelling in FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA. Are you thinking about taking a vacation in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Caorle, Grado...

It is a rustic and simple cuisine but offers so many different flavors, from cereals and vegetable soups, vegetables and meats to the cotechini combinations and turnips.

italian food
Baccalà alla triestina. Fonte: Pinterest


What to eat in Friuli:
  • Polenta pasticciata (dish made of corn flour)
  • Baccalà alla triestina (fish)
To BUY in this Region:

Travelling in VENETO. Are you thinking about taking a vacation in Venezia, Verona, Cortina d Ampezzo…

A typical dish is the famous salt cod, especially the one at Vicenza, as well as the Treviso Radicchio that finds various uses in the kitchen. Another typical dish is the Venetian liver. Inevitable here too the polenta that accompanies various meat dishes.

Italian dishes
Risi e Bisi, Fonte: Pinterest

What to eat in Venezia:
  • Baccalà (fish)
  • Bigoli (pasta)
  • Risi e Bisi (rice)
  • Fegato alla veneziana (meat)
  • Pandoro (sweet)
To BUY in this Region:
  • Vini veneti: Soave, Valpolicella, Bardolino, Recioto.

Travelling in EMILIA ROMAGNA. Are you thinking about taking a vacation in Rimini, Imola, Bologna…


Rich and tasty dishes based on pasta of various types accompanied by the famous Bolognese sauce made with meat and tomato. The tortellini in broth are another popular dish in these areas. Another speciality is stuffed sweet or savoury flatbread. In coastal areas, various dishes based on fish meals including soup.
Regional italian food
Lasagne alla Bolognese; Pinterest


What to eat in Rimini:
  • Cappelletti (pasta)
  • Lasagne alla bolognese (pasta)
  • Passatelli (pasta)
  • Tagliatelle al ragù (pasta)
  • Zampone (meat)
To BUY in this Region:
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September 2017
Simona R.

16/06/2016

Italy: Floating Piers, Iseo Lake, Montisola

One of the 10 most important events at world level in 2016 takes place in Italy this year, on Lake Iseo, a town a few kilometers away from Milano.
A short event, called "Floating Piers" which lasts only 2 weeks (opening on June 18, 2016), but which will provide an enormous tourist flow from all around the world.

floating on lake

If the idea attracts you to walk on a floating bridge on the water of lake Iseo, in this article you find all the information for participating to the annual event.
  • Floating Piers: tickets and bookings Iseo Lake
  • Opening hours of the bridge over Lake Sebino.
  • How to get to Lake Iseo and how to reach the floating walkway.
  • Safety and rules for going onto the Floating Piers bridge.
I WENT IT!

ENDED EVENT... but YOU CAN always VISIT THE ISEO LAKE and MONTISOLA.

04/12/2015

ROME AIRPORT TO CITY: how to get to and where to stay?

How to get to Rome? Better train, flight or by car? Transportation from and to the airport Fiumicino - Ciampino of Rome. Apartments for rent short term.

Rome, being the capital of Italy, is easy to reach from every city in the world with direct flights, trains and buses.

ROMA

AIRPORT IN ROME: Fiumicino or Ciampino Airports? 


Rome has 2 airports: 

1. The international airport of Fiumicino "Leonardo da Vinci" in which adhere flights from all over the world. 
2. Ciampino airport: equipped for internal flights and low-cost airlines.


From airports to Rome center

Fiumicino



Leaving Fiumicino airport, you can take a train to get Rome city center (Hourly trains departing from Fiumicino: from 6:23 till 23:23).


The Fiumicino railway station is located in the Terminal 3: opposite the Arrivals Hall.

From here you can take the Leonardo Express or the Sabina-Fiumicino FR1, both will take you to Rome center. 

Thanks to its non-stop trains, the Leonardo Express is ideal for reaching terminal peacefully and on time. 

Leonardo Express connects you from Roma Termini to Fiumicino Airport in just 32 minutes. even leaving to remain trapped in traffic. The single ticket, valid for only one journey, costs 14 euro.


Do you need to travel to or from Fiumicino airport at a very late or very early hours? 

No problem. There is a night bus that connects central Rome to Fiumicino airport.

WHERE TO STAY IN ROME

Accommodation in Rome


In Rome there are about 5000 accommodation available. 



My selection for you

I manage a small group on Facebook formed by excellent hosts scattered in Italy and abroad including the Canary Islands. A 5-star group that helps with advice and support on how to rent your holiday home successfully. If you want to stay at the home of one of them, having the certainty of obtaining quality and a host who also speaking english, here are some alternatives:

Candia Domus VaticanoStay in the heart of Rome.
Luxury Apartments in Rome2-minute walk of Piazza di Spagna.

What Metro stop is the Vatican? Metro Ottaviano-S. Pietro. 

Tip: Driving to Rome? Better don't go to Rome city center by car. Look for accommodation in the suburbs and reach the downtown by public transport (metro, train...) . I say this because besides the difficulty of driving in a city so busy, there is a risk, if you park in the street, that a thief will break the glass to steal something inside the car.

Getting from Rome Airport to Rome city

Ciampino



    Leaving Ciampino airport, you will find the buses parked in front of the international departures. Buses are municipal or private companies (as Terravision or SIT) they will take you directly to Termini station or to Anagnina station where you can take the subway.


    You can buy tickets online, on Ryanair flight, at the airport, a single ticket costs € 4


    This service runs between 08:15 and 00:15 and departures coincide exactly with flight arrivals.



    Rome: To and from Airports 
    Taxi: about 50€ fixed price.

    Do you tip taxi drivers in Rome?

    No, In Italy tipping is not mandatory. If you want leave 1 or 2 euros more (for a coffee ;)

    Trains to Rome



    The Italian national company is Trenitalia

    "Le Frecce" is a type of high speed train linking major cities in Italy. From Milan to get to Rome, it takes about 3 hours. Ideal for a weekend trip.

    FAQ
    How much is the train fare in Fiumicino Rome? 14€ Best choice Leonardo express. 
    Best train station in Rome? Rome Tiburtina Train Station.
    Which train station in Florence to go to Rome? Florence's Santa Maria Novella.


    Rome maps Pdf and Useful Apps to download 



    Applications that provide a smart and interactive experience of the city of Rome. (Free downloads.)
    This is everything for this week. I'll wait for your next trip. 
    Thanks and have a nice holiday in Rome.
    December 2018
    Moira

    07/11/2015

    PLACES TO SEE NEAR MILAN

    Places to see near Milan: beautiful and interesting towns in Lombardy.


    In this article you will find useful info for planning a day trips from Milan to discover some places to see, about an hour away from Milan. At the end of this article you will find links to deepen the knowledge of the various cities, countries listed.

    What to see in Lombardy
    TOWNS NEAR MILAN
    The writer lives in Italy and knows his territory for which can recommend beautiful places to see near Milan not only famous towns but also hidden gems from mass tourism.



    BEAUTIFUL PLACES TO SEE NEAR MILAN


    In this post: Monza, Vigevano, Pavia, Soncino, Bellagio, Zavattarello. 
    In the second post about places to see near Milano: Visit Crespi D'Adda, Bergamo, Como Lake villas, Visit Castles near Milan, Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore, Visit Iseo Lake e Montisola.


    Places near Milan to visit

    1. Monza: 18 km from the Lombardy chief city.

    A lovely town to visit near Milano is Monza and its Cathedral.
    The historical city center is an ideal place for a walk among the little shops and coffee bars, often crowded, in which it is nice to stop for a fast break.

    Places near Milan to visit
    Monza city center
    Apart from the historical center I advise you to see the "Villa Reale" and its huge and famous "Monza Park" where it is possible, weather permitting, to have a picnic, rent a bike, see the racetrack where the Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place.
    It is the ideal place if you looking for "nature" near Milan.

    Monza is close to Milan. You can reach it by public transport or by car. I recommend visiting this city you will not be disappointed.

    Where to stay in Monza.


    DAY TRIPS FROM MILAN

    2. Vigevano: 50km from Milan.

    Duomo: Vigevano square

    The Ducal square, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, lies in the medieval city of Vigevano. To best admire it, you are advised to climb the Tower of Bramante. The 100 steps to arrive at the top and see the panorama below are worth the effort. From the Ducal Square you can access the castle of the Sforzas, still under restoration; the riding stables and the gardens are accessible and are worth a visit just to relax in a Renaissance location.

    If you need:

    Map of all the sites mentioned in this article



    WHAT TO SEE NEAR MILAN

    3. The Versailles of the Lombardy

    Chignolo Castle, Pavia: 60 km from the downtown of Milan.

    Pic of Luca Giarelli -His own work- CC BY - SA 3.0
    If you want to spend the afternoon admiring Tiepolo's frescoes, the Procacci Castle is the place for you. The castle it is not well known (it is a private property and often used as wedding location) but in spite of this it's worth a visit: it is big, monumental and the interior rooms are well preserved. The visits are guided.


    Short trips from Milan

    4. SONCINO

    Soncino, Cremona: 70 km from Milan Central station.

    posti da visitare in Lombardia
    Soncino Castle by night


    You're going to see over the small village in Soncino, the beautiful and majestic Rocca Sforzesca, the basement, the mill and the Museum of printing. Visit the castle costs 5€ (2017 prices) without guidance. The castle is empty inside but is well preserved.


    TIP: to enjoy the medieval climate you can arrange a visit to Soncino medieval fantasy festival that occurs once every year or make a "night visit" to the Dungeon of the fortress. Very impressive.
    cities near Milan
    Beautiful Cremona
    If you want to prolong your tour, you can visit the city of Cremona with its beautiful churches: the baptistery, the Cathedral, the monastery, the Cathedral square and, for enthusiasts, the Museum of the violin.

    TOURS AND TRIPS FROM MILAN

    5. Bellagio

    Bellagio: 70 km from Milan Central station.

    Bellagio is a tourist country and therefore quite expensive. Car park (few), restaurants and entrance to Villa Melzi are not the cheapest. However, if you want to enjoy a romantic day, with your partner, a visit to this country is required (you can also arrive by ferry).


    Bellagio what to see: 


    1. The Villa Melzi gardens in the months in which they are open long, are worth a visit. Different varieties of plants and flowers make the Park a very relaxing place, colorful, fragrant and pleasant. Nice panoramic view of the Lake.

    Lago di Como
    Photo: Pinterest: Bellagio.
    2. Basilica di San Giacomo Romanesque church with Baroque notes due to a remodel done in that period with various works of art inside. You will see it walking through the Center.


    3. Villa Serbelloni on tour of villa Serbelloni provides only a visit to the Park and not the building. The visit is only accessible with a guide. The beauty lies in glimpses and views that can be seen from the top of the park. The guided tour is on foot and takes about 1 hour.

    4. Navigating Lake Como. In front of Bellagio, on the other side of the Lake of Como, there are 2 villas that recommend you visit: Villa Balbianello and Villa Carlotta (the first one I loved more than the second). If you want to prolong your visit you can take a boat to visit Lake Como and the famous villas.

    More info in this post:


    SHORT TOUR FROM MILAN

    6. ZAVATTARELLO

    Zavattarello, Pavia: 90 km from Milan Central.

    You can spend an enjoyable Sunday in the heart of Oltrepo Pavese strolling in the streets of the old town of Zavattarello with an additional visit to Verme Castle found on a promontory with a beautiful and relaxing view which is lost among vineyards and hills.

    Unfortunately this castle was completely burned down during the Second World War but was subsequently reconstructed and now is now fully open from late March to the beginning of April every year.

    The guided tour of the castle takes around 1 hour.
    Foto da Pinterest. Castello del Verme, Pavia.
    TIP: To drop even more in the medieval atmosphere, you can attend to the "medieval days" where is possible attend like a spectator to the historical evocation. Usually this event is held on the 15th of August - a public holiday. There are many interesting events planned as the "the mystery tour", concerts and shows ...

    Related articles: 

      Useful links FOR YOUR TRIP
      MONZA INFO:
      Well, that's everything for this week. Now you have several ideas at your disposal for your holiday in Nord Italy in Lombardy. Please, help me to promote the beauty of Lombardy by sharing this article. Thanks 😍



      updated january 2019
      Moira R.
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