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Cheap flights to Lombardy

Lombardy is one of the 20 regions of Italy. It is located north of the country. The provinces that comprise the region are Bergamo, Brescia, Como, Cremona, Lecco, Lodi, Mantova, Milan (the capital of the region and of Italy), Monza and Brianza, Pavia, Sondrio, and Varese. It is bordered by Switzerland to the north, by the Italian regions of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol and Veneto to the east, Emilia-Romagna to the south, and Piedmont to the west. The region is rich in and thriving with fertile soil and temperate climate. It is the region with the most number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country. Aside from being an economic and industrial powerhouse, the region also boasts a diverse cultural heritage. Its provinces are also flocked by tourists, particularly the cities of Milan, Bergamo, Como, and Brescia. It is also home to more than 330 museums of different types, all exhibiting Lombardy’s historical-cultural and artistic development.

When you visit Lombardy, make sure to visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites throughout the region: Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci in Milan; Crespi d'Adda in Capriate San Gervasio; Rock Drawings in Valcamonica in the province of Brescia; Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy, a series of nine groups of chapels and other architectural features; the castrum with the Torba Tower and the church outside the walls, Santa Maria foris portas, in Castelseprio; Mantua and Sabbioneta; the monumental archaeological area of the Roman forum and the monastery complex of San Salvatore-Santa Giulia in Brescia; Monte San Giorgio, which overlooks Lake Lugano in Switzerland; Bernina Railway; and prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps. Visit the region’s most notable and most famous museums including the National Museum of Science and Technology "Leonardo da Vinci" and The Last Supper of Leonardo da Vinci, both in Milan; the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo; the Museum of Santa Giulia in Brescia; the Volta Temple in Como; the Stradivari Museum in Cremona; the Palazzo Te in Mantua; the Museum Sacred Art of the Nativity; and the basilica of Santa Maria Assunta at Gandino.

How to get around within Lombardy

There’s a huge possibility that you’ll arrive in Milan if you’re planning to tour around the region. The city of Milan has an excellent public transportation system, which is operated by ATM (Azienda Trasporti Milanesi), which also operates the transport system of 85 towns in the province. The system includes underground train, urban tramway, inter-urban tramway, urban bus and trolley bus, interurban bus and airport transfer services. One of the best ways to get around is to take the Metro (three lines), especially if you’re following a strict schedule or you’re staying for a longer period of time. It is recommended to purchase passes ahead of time. Getting on the tram (Urban Tramway which covers Milan and Inter-urban Trams which cover two routes) is a great way to see the city sights. Other forms of public transport include the urban trolley buses, urban buses, interurban buses, radiobuses, and the Cascina Gobba San Raffaele Connection light rail network.

How to get to Lombardy

If you’re going to Lombardy via air transit, you should know that there are 17 airports that serve the region. Milan has two airports, Malpensa and Linate. Smaller airports serve other parts of the region, in Brescia (Montichiari Airport) and Bergamo (Orio al Serio Airport). Meanwhile, if you’re coming in from Switzerland, you can drive or take the train to the region. However, since Switzerland is not part of the EU, you may be delayed by checks/inspections at the border.  

Flights to Lombardy

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