The region of Lombardia is located in northern Italy. This region borders with Switzerland to the north, Trentino- Alto Adige and Veneto the east, Emilia-Romagna to the south and Piemonte to the west. Lombardia is divided into twelve provinces: Bergamo, Brescia, Como, Cremona, Lecco, Lodi, Mantova, Milano, Monza e Brianza, Pavia, Sondrio and Varese. Milan is the capital city of this region, as well as an international center of business and fashion.
Much of the region is located in the Po River Valley with hills, lakes and mountains in the north. This region is well-known for its Lakes. Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and the western part of Lake Garda are located in Lombardia. The Lakes District is an ideal destination for visitors seeking to enjoy natural beauty, historic sights, water activities and delicious regional cuisine.
There are many important cities in this region, including Milano, Brescia, Pavia, Mantova and Cremona. With its impressive Gothic Cathedral, castel and numerous museums, including the Pinacoteca di Brera with its fine collection of paintings, sophisticated Milano offers important historical and artistic sights along with designer fashion.