The name Lombardia derives from the medieval term Longobardia, used in Byzantine Italy to indicate the part of the peninsula dominated by the Longobards. The region is located in the central part of northern Italy: the territory extends from the Alps to the low Pianura Padana gives rise to a multitude of different landscapes. The charm of the Alpine chain adds to the hills, among which stands the Franciacorta area, famous for its vineyards and wine production. There are also large lakes: the western side of Lago di Garda, Lago di Como and Lago Maggiore surrounded by noble villas, parks and enchanting villages.
Not only the city, for those who love greenery and trips out the door, the Abbey of Morimondo 5 km from Abbiategrasso and 30 from Milano is the ideal place to spend the day in total relaxation; for mountain lovers, the Valcamonica is great either in winter, thanks to the many skiing facilities, both in spring for lovers of nature walks. Elected Italian Capital of Culture 2016 Mantova offers the possibility to take walks on the many trails immersed in nature but also historical buildings of refined beauty such as Palazzo Te.
Lombardy is ranked first in Italy by city subdivision: there are 1,523 municipalities spread throughout the territory of this region, including Valbondione, Bagolino, Gonzaga. The capital of the region is Milano.
A city of very ancient origins (according to the Latin historian Tito Livio, a first Celtic village was founded in this area in the 6th century BC), Milano has always been a rich and important city both from an artistic and cultural point of view which from an economic point of view. Capital of fashion and seat of the national financial market since the 19th century, Milano, in 2015, hosted the EXPO, the largest universal exhibition promoting dialogue between the various countries of the world as well as citizens with institutions. At the Milano Expo attended over 20 million visitors, more than 150 participants and about 5000 events made in 184 days.