Lombardy mon amour: From the romantic Sforza Castle to the beautiful Lake Maggiore and its “Fornaci di Caldè”
Have you ever been to Milan? Maybe you know this city if you’re a businessman or businesswoman, because it represents one of the biggest trade centers of all Italy.
Indeed, in Milan you can find a lot of big palaces and clubs where you can have elegant happy hours, but this city can be so much more than this. One of the first places you should visit in Milan is the wonderful Sforza Castle in the town center, where you can have a walk immersed in a very romantic and relaxing atmosphere thanks to its beautiful park full of green. I think that sunset is the best moment of the day to have a walk all around the castle.
Then, if you feel a bit hungry and you want to eat something sweet you can go to Chocolat Maggi, a fabulous ice-cream shop whose super tasty chocolate is a unique experience!
Another place to visit both for its historical and cultural importance is La Scala, a very famous and ancient theatre whose prestigious stage has seen the performances of artists from all over the world.
Go and explore every hidden corner of the city, because every corner could really surprise you. “Colonne di San Lorenzo,” for example, is a very nice place near Corso Ticinese. It’s a beautiful square adjacent to the church of San Lorenzo. It has a promenade with columns and a lot of bars where you can sit for a drink with your travel mates.
If you arrive in Lombardy by airplane you can sleep at Moom, a good hotel just near the airport of Milan, in a strategic location from which you can easily reach the three lakes near Milan.
Yes, because in Lombardy, you know, there are three wonderful lakes you really have to see: Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Lake Garda.
If you go to Lake Maggiore, besides the main attractions of the lake itself, you should visit “Fornaci di Caldè,” a wild area of the coast with old furnaces, nice murals and very fresh and clean water in which you can swim in tranquility. “Fornaci di Caldè” looks like a little oasis, don’t miss this incredible place!
Last but not least, go to Lake Garda and Lake Como. These lakes are full of olive and lemon trees and other colorful trees.
Right there you can join a lot of events such as concerts, fairs and markets, eating local food and drinking very good wine, with an excellent panorama surrounding you.
These are just a few examples of what you can see in Lombardy. My personal tip? Go and discover these and others little pearls of Lombardy and let them fascinate you!
Have you visited any of these places in or near Milan? I’d love to hear your experiences. Please leave a comment for Sara. Grazie