Lombardy: lake beaches, cities of art and snowy mountains

If Lombardy had the sea, it wouldn’t be Lombardy. Fortunately for water sports enthusiasts and for those who love to relax on the beach, between the Alps and the Po Valley there is also room for a number of lakes, which become a quieter and more secluded alternative, away from the sometimes nosy and crowded Italian seaside resorts. However, Lake Garda, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, with their stunning villas and their panoramic landscapes reflected on the surface of the water, represent only one side of a region that can satisfy the desires of every type of tourist. Valtellina, Valchiavenna and Valcamonica are dotted with ski resorts of worldwide fame, while museums and cities of art offer excellent food for thought year-round.

Children’s activities in Lombardy

Toyland

In Milan, the “Museum of Toys and of the Child” fills more than 60 showcases with select games and toys, in a playful journey that begins in 1700 and arrives to 1960, explaining to children that even mom and dad, grandparents, great-grandparents and so on, knew how to have fun. In a different way.

Travelling through time

In the province of Brescia, the Archeopark concentrates in one large area experiences and scenes forged thousands of years ago, with caves, pile-dwelling villages and Neolithic farms. A multifunctional and interactive village, where visitors have the opportunity to lose themselves in the dawn of time.

I believe I can fly

In Valtellina, flying without getting on a plane is an experience less impossible than you might think. In Talamona, thanks to a special harness secured to a rope, Fly Emotion allows adventure seekers to “stroll” through the air at full speed, gliding around mountains at a height of a few hundred metres.

Some quiet, after the fun

“La Quiete” Park in Lonato del Garda, in the province of Brescia, is a favourite destination with children, running wild among pools and fields equipped for every kind of sport, as well as with adults, who can relax on sun loungers and deckchairs, in an immense green space.

A suspended adventure

A child-friendly destination for those who love nature, without the need to give up on adventure, the Selvino Adventure Park offers itineraries suitable for all ages, yet especially for those who, even when they try, just cannot keep their feet on the ground…
The best things to eat in Lombardy
A taste of saffron

From “Torrone di Cremona” (nougat like sweet) to “pizzoccheri” pasta from Valtellina, Lombardy’s table is likely overflow with typical dishes. Among all, saffron risotto is perhaps the one that best characterises a refined tradition that finds its nerve centre in Milan.