Lombardy is one of the largest and most dynamic of the Italian regions, especially where tourism is concerned.
Milan, the "capital" of fashion, is the beating heart of Lombardy's economic and social life. But it is also much more: its area offers everything: lakes, mountains, thermal baths, and an ample cultural and culinary tradition.
There are five UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the region: Mantova, the Sacri Monti in Varese and Ossuccio, the cave paintings of Valcamonica (its rock carvings were the first of the Italian sites to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage list), the Rhaetian railway between Albula and Bernina, Crespi d'Adda and its nineteenth-century industrial settlement, and Milan, where in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie you can admire the fresco of Leonardo da Vinci’s the Last Supper.
It is also known as "the lakes region," because there are so many bodies of water dotting the landscape: from Lake Como to Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda to Lake Iseo, where you can practice numerous water sports, especially in summer, while in winter the mountain offers ski lifts and winter sports in notable locales like Livigno, Bormio, and Madesimo. Each city has its own distinct atmosphere and culinary tradition.