Cheap flights to Lombardy

Lombardy, the richest region in the Italian peninsula, has quite the illustrious reputation and history. It can even be called a super-region due to its many strengths such as long-standing industrial strength, productive agricultural sector, and a breathtaking range of art, design, and craft works. It remained resilient under the throes of recession in Europe due to its economic diversity supported by various small and medium businesses.

Lombardy is known to be the region with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites, among the 20 regions of Italy. It is also the most populous and richest region in the country, as well as one of the richest in Europe. Its capital is Milan.

What to see & do

This Italian super-region has various attractions for travellers on an art and culture expedition. Mantua and Sabbioneta, a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, features the Renaissance period in the country. The urban layout and the architecture of buildings and other structures can be fascinating to look at. The Mantua Cathedral is a prime example with its brick exterior, Corinthian columns, and intricate interiors filled with high arches featuring artistic decorative touches.

From Mantua, one can go to the Varese and Ossuccio area where the Sacri Monti can be found. A popular pilgrimage destination for Roman Catholics, the region exhibits a network of chapels and devotional sites. Images from the Old and New Testament and snippets from the lives of saints were used as subjects for artworks which one can appreciate for the colour and richness of detail.

The Carmonica Valley's petroglyphs or rock paintings are also a marvel to look at. They hark back to the times when prehistoric man was expressing himself through art. One can say that the Italian penchant for beauty is shown well in the archaic period. There is ample evidence, as there are more than 140,000 carved symbols and figures showing themes related to agriculture, war, magic, and basic industries.

Milan, the capital city, has various sights waiting for tourists. The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie can be found here, which features Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Last Supper', which brought on a new age for art. Tourists who want to watch genuine Italian opera and ballet can look out for performances in the Teatro alla Scala, one of the major sites for artistic appreciation.

How to get around within Lombardy

There are various modes of transport waiting for travellers in Lombardy. For long-distance travel, the trains of the Metro make a convenient choice as it goes between three routes which lets one go around easily. A tramway is also available in Milan, with inter-urban units which can transfer one from the city to Desio via Cusano. Main tourist attractions are also accessible by various types of buses, from radiobuses to inter-city buses.

Driving is also an option for travellers. This, however, can be an issue when going to Lombardy during peak season. Heavy traffic in the cities can make the commute longer than usual. This makes it important to use a car only when travelling to the countryside to avoid the crowds.

How to get there

Travellers going to Lombardy will most likely land on Malpensa Airport in Milan, the largest airport in the metropolitan area. Some of the airlines going here are: Aeroflot, Air Algerie, Air Canada, Air China, Air Europa, Air India, Alitalia, American Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, easyJet, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Germanwings, Korean Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Meridiana, Middle East Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Pakistan International Airlines, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, TAM Airlines, TAM Portugal, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways, and Vueling.

Flights to Lombardy

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