Lombardy has many natural landscapes in its area, from mountains to hills, to rivers and lakes, to the lowland. The Po Valley occupies almost half of the entire regional surface and is divided in high and low valley. Hundreds of streams run through the land making it one of the most fertile areas of the entire country, from the Po, Adda, Ticino, Mincio etc.
Lombardy is also the most populated region of Italy and also includes more than 1500 municipalities. Despite the strong urbanization, the region has many natural areas with many lakes and for this reason there’s an area called the lakes region that includes a rich lake system, at the north of the region.
Brianza is located in this lake system with with lots of water mirrors such as Annone Lake. The area of Brianza touches four different districts, Monza Brianza, Lecco, Como, Milan, and maintains its cultural traditions and specific dialect. The fertility of its soil made it, since the Middle Ages, one of the most populated places of Europe. In Brianza you will be able to stay in a beautiful Charming Agritourism.
On the border of Brianza, there’s the Lake Como, also called Lario, surrounded by a mountainous land with many villages and towns overlooking on its shores. Besides the beautiful Como and Lecco, there are many medieval villages that still preserve the remains of an eventful historical past, such as the Castle of Vezio, Lierna Castle, the Castle of Musso, which make the view of this lake even more impressive. On Como Lake you will be able to enjoy a lovely Charming Agritourism.
Lombardy overlooks the western shore of Lake Garda, in Brescia district. The largest lake in Italy, has a rich ecosystem and fertile shores perfect for cultivation. Among the towns that dot the lake we find Salò, where we propose an elegant Charming Agritourism.
It has ancient Roman origins, as evidenced by the necropolis discovered in the ’20s, it has a great historical and cultural heritage, such as the Dome dedicated to Santa Maria Annunziata. The territory of Salo is also full of trails and natural landscapes such as Mount San Bartolomeo and is included in the Regional Park Alto Garda Bresciano. Where you will discover the refined elegance of a Charming Hotel, a real Relais directly on the lake. Another important lake s the Lake Maggiore, also called Verbano. The shores of the lake are rich in castles, palaces and villas, and the Isola Bella and Isola Madre are really striking and impressive, with the Borromeo palaces. The villages of Ronco and Angera overlook Lake Maggiore, both in Varese district. Where you will discover the refined elegance of a Charming Hotel , a real Relais directly on the lake.
In Ranco you can visit the Museum of Transport, and you can admire the Sass Cavalasc a huge rock lying on the shore. In this village, whose main activity was fishing for decades, you can take beautiful trips to visit the natural and architectural beauty of the place. Not far, Angera offers the imposing Fortress of Angera, built in the eleventh century on a previous fortification. From the Rock, built on a hill, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the lake and surrounding villages, and the building hosts many exhibitions, museums and events.
Moving to Mantova, the administrative centre, we go into a town that is rich in history and tradition, here you will discover a lovely Charming Agritourism.
It was elected the “Capital of Italian Culture 2016”, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of the Parco del Mincio. The cultural and architectural heritage is huge, thanks to the legacy of Gonzaga. For example, the complex of the Ducal Palace, a palace full of sumptuous rooms and frescoes.
With Milan Expo, great international attention has been paid to Milan, and with it also the entire district, from 2015 Metropolitan Town of Milan. This area includes over 100 municipalities and about 3 million inhabitants and the area is home to 6 regional parks, including the North Adda Park and the Park of the Ticino Valley. The enhancement of the whole territory aims to rediscover the culinary tradition of Lombardy along with historical buildings, farms, churches and abbeys, there are hundreds of proposed routes and tastings of local products and cultural itineraries.
In the surroundings of Milan, you can choose between a Charming B&B and a lovely Charming Agritourism.
Besides, in other regions, Charminly offers you the possibility to stay in beautiful Boutique Hotels, Alberghi Diffusi and Masserie.