Lombardia @en

A journey through the beauties of craftsmanship, architecture, culture, hospitality, costume and design in Lombardia

The thrill of snow and the warm embrace of thermal baths, here is Bormio

The thrill of snow and the warm embrace of thermal baths, here is Bormio

Situated in a large, bright hollow, Bormio is a mountain resort in Valtellina, in the Sondrio district, at the edge of Stelvio National Park. Its history is ancient: in the Middle Ages Bormio was a region and included the territories where today lie the towns of Valfurva, Valdidentro and Livigno. Today the municipality belongs to…

Maglia, a passion for umbrellas since 1854

Maglia, a passion for umbrellas since 1854

Despite his 6.5 feet in height and white hair, Mr. Maglia has got the face of a witty child. He is the last umbrella craftsman in Italy, the fifth “Francesco” in the family, and after a hundred and sixty years he is still manufacturing umbrellas together with his brother Giorgio, in the Milan family business.…

Palazzo Castiglioni, timeless luxury in Mantua

Palazzo Castiglioni, timeless luxury in Mantua

A unique atmosphere: this is what Castiglioni Palace offers its guests. In fact, nothing of the elegance of this historic residence was lost.  It once was  Baldassare Castiglione's home, a writer and diplomat of the '500, author of " Il Cortegiano ", a fundamental text of the Italian Renaissance. Located in Mantua’s historic center, in…

Sabbioneta, the Gonzaga family’s perfect city

Sabbioneta, the Gonzaga family’s perfect city

It lies like a jewel in a large inlet drawn by the Po. It’s Sabbioneta, the ideal city, which stands as a testimony of the highly-artistic Renaissance city planning in the province of Mantua. Because of its wealth, Sabbioneta was elected UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, together with Mantua. Its classical beauty has earned…

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