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Iseo Coronavirus Covid-19 Outbreak – Cases Quarantine Deaths Stats to Lombardy Italy

Iseo is in Lombardy, in the northern part of Italy. It is not only the most known town by Lake Iseo, but it has many historical buildings such as the medieval Oldofredi Castle, the Parish Church and the first monument ever built to Giuseppe Garibaldi. Near the town center there are also many vineyards where the well-known Franciacorta wine is produced.
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Understand

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Clusane

Iseo is situated along the southeast part of Lake Iseo. It is bounded by the communes of Provaglio d’IseoSulzanoPolaveno and Paratico.

It is between Franciacorta, famous for its sparkling wine, and Val Camonica, an alpine valley famous for the Rock Drawings, UNESCO world heritage site.

Iseo has three hamlets:

  • Clusane – between Iseo and Paratico. It is called The village of the roasted tench (in Italian phrasebook: Paese della Tinca al Forno);
  • Pilzone
  • Cremignane

The best season to go to Iseo is the summer, with beautiful sunny and hot days. Christmas time is also pleasant, as that’s the season when there is a big street market (called Natale con Gusto) that sells many local products. During January/February it rarely snows.

History of Iseo

Iseo was already important in Roman times and in the Middle Ages; it became a flourishing trade centre. In the 19th century, the textile industry developed (you can see the spinning mill to the side of bar “Papillon” or in Via Campo). At the beginning of the 20th century, the railway was extended to Pisogne and Edolo, so Iseo lost its importance. In the 1960s, Iseo’s economy became stronger thanks to tourism.

  • Touristic information center (Italian phrasebook:IAT Lago di Iseo e Franciacorta), Lungolago Marconi 2 c ,  fax+39 030 981361 From April to September: from Monday to Sunday:10 AM-12.30 AM and 3.30PM-6.30PMHere you can book a hotel, get information and pick up many free brochures and maps.

Get in

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Iseo’s harbour

By plane

The nearest airport is:

  • Bergamo-Orio al Serio international airport (Il Caravaggio international Airport), Via Aeroporto 13, Orio al Serio (From Orio al Serio you have to take a coach (autostradale) to Brescia and then the train or a Bus to Iseo).  The fourth busiest airport in Italy, it serves many destinations in Europe and North Africa. Its main airline is Ryanair; other companies are Wizzair, with flights to the Central-East Europe and Air Dolomiti, which connects the airport with Munich.

Other airports in the surrounding area are:

  • Milan-Malpensa: Milan main airport with intercontinental destinations;
  • Milan-Linate: Milan city airport with domestic and European flights;
  • Brescia-Montichiari: Very small airport used only for cargo;
  • Verona-Villa Franca;

You can reach Iseo from all of these airports by taxi. The only taxi company in Iseo is Iseo Taxi.

By train

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Iseo Train Station

You can reach Iseo by train from Brescia or Edolo. There is about one train per hour in both directions, but pay attention: some trains don’t stop at every station, though always in Iseo, Brescia and Edolo. The price from Brescia to Iseo is 3.30€ one way (November 2017). Other interesting towns on the railways are Pisogne, Darfo-Boario Terme, famous for its bath, and Capo di Ponte.

A few times a day, from Iseo you can also reach Rovato (on the MilanVenice line), but sometimes you have to switch at Bornato-Calino.

By bus

Iseo’s main bus station is located in Via Gorzoni. Lines passing by Iseo are:

  • “LS002” (Sarnico-Iseo) passing by the southern part of the lake: Cremignane, Clusane and Paratico;
  • “LS003” (Iseo-Palazzolo sull’Oglio-Chiari);
  • “LS021” (Iseo-Orzinuovi) in the summer this line is called H2O because it connects many outdoor swimming pools: in Iseo, Corte Franca and Rovato;
  • “LS022” (Iseo-Monterotondo-Chiari);
  • “LN030” (Gardone Val Trompia-Polaveno-Iseo);
  • “F27” (Brescia-Iseo-Edolo) very useful if you have to reach Iseo from towns and villages that are not served by the railways;
  • “L62” (Iseo-Provaglio d’Iseo-Brescia) if you have simply to go from Brescia to Iseo, the best solution is the railway;

You can buy tickets on board, but it is cheaper if you buy them before. In Iseo you can buy them at the tobacco shops and at some news-stands. Please note that there are no bus on Sunday and that some runs only on school days (from 12th September to 8th June from Monday to Saturday, except public holidays, Christmas and Easter time).

By car

  • To reach Iseo by car from Brescia you have to take the national road SS510.
  • To reach Iseo by car from Ponte di Legno or other towns of Val Camonica you have to take the national road SS42, and after Rogno follow the directions to Brescia entering on SS510.

By boat

You can reach Iseo by boat from Monte Isola and the other towns by Lake Iseo (Predore, Clusane, Monte Isola, Sulzano, Sale Marasino, Tavernola Bergamasca, Sarnico, Marone, Vello, Riva di Solto, Castro, Pisogne and Lovere). Prices and timetables are available here.

Get around

Image of Destination GuideImage of Destination GuideImage of Destination GuideImage of Destination GuideIseo is a small town and you can visit it walking in the town center or using a bike (there are many cycle tracks – you can rent a bike outside Campeggio del Sole).

You can also use a car, but during the weekend most of the streets in the town center are closed. The most central car parks are with fee, if you want a free car parks you have to check the area around the schools.

You have to use buses to reach Clusane (lines LS002,LS003,LS021) and Cremignane (LS021) and train to reach Pilzone.

See

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The Oldofredi castle

  • Oldofredi Castle (straight ahead from Piazza Garibaldi following the street that goes to the mountain.). Built in the 11th century, it was burnt by Federico Barbarossa and it was restored only in 1611. It now holds a museum, a library and a big convention hall where are organized many concerts and convention during the year.
  • Museum of the two wars (in Oldofredi Castle).  Open every Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays from 9AM to 12AM and from 3PM to 6PMComposed of two rooms, it contains many Italian Army uniforms used during the First and the Second World Wars. Free.
  • Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Snow (Santuario della Madonna della Neve), Via Madonna della neve (Next to Oldofredi Castle.). In front of the church there is a church yard with old plane trees. The facade is in Baroque style and in the building there are some frescos by Pietro Brigoli.

Piazza Garibaldi with Garibaldi monument and Palazzo Vantini

  • Piazza GaribaldiIt is said to have the first monument ever built to Giuseppe Garibaldi without a horse. Inside, there is also Vantini Palace, the town hall.
  • Pieve St. AndreaVia Pieve (you can reach this church easily: you have to follow the biggest bell tower). It was built probably in the fifth century on the ruins of a previous temple, by St. Vigilio, Brescia’s bishop and Iseo’s patron saint. The facade is in a Romanesque style with a central bell tower. The most famous painting in the building is St. Michael archangel by the famous Italian painter Francesco Hayez.
  • St. Silvestro Church (Chiesa di San Silvestro o dei Disciplini), via Pieve (next to Pieve St. Andrea). It was built between the 13th and the 14th century. It contain some frescos including a Danse Macabre. Now the church is in very bad condition and always closed, but Iseo’s FAI delegation (FAI is Italian National Trust) is planning to restore it.
  • St. John the Baptist ChurchVia Pieve (In front of Pieve St. Andrea). A deconsecrated church, now it is used for conferences and exhibitions. Inside the church there is an old fresco of St. John the Baptist.

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Torbiere del Sebino

  • Le Torbiere del Sebino (a peat bog) (between Iseo, Provaglio d’Iseo and Corte Franca). You have to buy a ticket from a automatic machine at the entrances of the natural reserve.

Do

In the summer it is possible to swim and to do canoying in the following lidos:

  • Sassabanek Lido (in the southern part of the town) ,   from Monday to Saturday open from 9AM to 8PM, on Sunday from 8AM to 8PMIt has got three swimming pools (two warmed), a big park, a basketball, a beach volleyball and a football ground, a cafe and a restaurant. You can also rent canoes, kayaks and pedalos. min 8.00€, max 14.00€ (it depends on the season).
  • Lido BelvedereVia Rovato 28 ,   from Monday to Saturday open from 9AM to 8PM, on Sunday from 8AM to 8PMSmaller lido, with a big swimming pool with a slide. In the lido there is a bar and a park by the lake side. min 10.00€, max 14.00€ (it depends on the season).
  • Iseo’s free beach (Lido La Spiaggetta), Via per Rovato loc. Pianoni (near the High school, southern part of the town). small garden by the lake side with a bar that rent deck chairs.

It is also possible to do trekking on the mountains around Iseo and Clusane. For more information you can go here(only in Italian phrasebook).

Events

  • Lakes Festival29th May – 2nd June 2015 – 6thEditionDuring this event many European and Italian lakes participate in “Bontà lago” (a street market where every lake sells its local products and publicizes its area with some brochures).

Buy

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Promenade

In the town centre, many shops are open on Sunday but few on Monday. Every Tuesday and Friday a street market takes place in the town centre.

  • Formaggi Bonardivia Mirolte, 16/b ,   This is a nice shop where you can buy delicious Italian cheeses like Grana Padano, Parmigiano Reggiano, Gorgonzola and local cheeses like Roccolo and Fatulì (made with goat’s milk). It is also possible to buy other local products such as Monte Isola’s salami (Salame di Monte Isola in Italian phrasebook) and dry common rudd fished in the lake.
  • CISSVA shopVia Roma, 92 (In front of the graveyard).  Shop where you can buy local products from Val Camonica, including cheese, milk, honey and rye bread.

Eat

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Iseo’s harbour with Ristorante Leond’oro (orange building)

Budget

  • Osteria ca’ de CindriVia Duomo 48.  An inn where you can eat local dishes and drink local wines.

Mid-range

  • Ristorante Pizzeria La Vera UmbriaVia Mier 4.  Not very big. It is advisable to reserve a table. Good thin pizza.
  • Ristorante Pizzeria Il BrucoLungolago Marconi 20/a ,   During the summer the kitchen is open from 11:00 to 23:00 or later.

Splurge

  • Ristorante Pizzeria San MartinoVia Porto Oldofredi 8 (Near the harbour).  Serves good but expensive pizza.
  • Ristorante Pizzeria Leon d’oro (Near the harbour, next to Ristorante Pizzeria San Martino) ,   The first restaurant you meet when you arrive in Iseo by boat, it cooks good fish dishes.
  • Ristorante Il VoltoVia Mirolte 33.  Listed in the Michelin Guide. It cooks local dishes and has a wide range of wines by the bottle. 30-45€.

Drink

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Pieve St. Andrea

On the lakeside there are many bars and pubs. The main ones are:

  • Bar lumeVia Porto Gabriele Rosa 18.  Not very cheap, though it offers free Wi-Fi.
  • Bull cafèVia Duomo 11from Tuesday to Sunday from 6 PM to 2.00 AMIn this bar, like in many others, you can have an Apéritif or digestif.
  • Opera – slow drink&food emotionVia Campo 32.  Cafe which serves not only coffee but also risotto and panini.

Where to stay in Iseo

Budget

  • Hotel Ristorante MilanoLungolago G. Marconi, 4 ,  fax+39 030 9821903 This hotel has a beautiful position by the lake side. Single room from 42€, double from 70€.
  • Hotel AriannaVia Roma,78 ,  fax+39 030 9821804 Near the centre, this hotel has simple bedrooms. Single room from 50€, double from 65€.
  • Locanda DianaVia XX Settembre, 25 (Near the station). The building and the rooms are quite simple. Single room from 35€, double from 55€.
Camping
  • Campeggio del soleVia per Rovato 26 ,  fax+39 030 9821721 By the lake. This is the second biggest camping site in Iseo, after Sassabanek. It has got a mini market and two swimming pools. Here you can play tennis, volleyball, football and table tennis.
  • IseoVia Antonioli 21 (Next to Punta d’oro camping) ,  fax+39 030 980213 Not very big, it has a minimarket and a beach. Free Wi-Fi available.
  • Punta d’oroVia Antonioli 51/53 ,  fax+39 030 980084 Not very big, it has got a minimarket and a beach. Free Wi-Fi available.
  • QuaiVia Antonioli 73 ,  fax+39 030 981161 The last of Iseo’s camp sites (coming from the south), it has a bar.
  • SassabanekVia Colombera 2 ,  fax+39 030 9821360 Whoever sojourns at this campsite is admitted at Sassabanek lido free of charge. This lido has three swimming pools and a big park by the lake with tables and chairs.
  • CoveloVia Covelo 18 – Covelo ,  fax+39 030 9821305 Between Iseo and Pilzone, it has a bar, a restaurant, a mini market and a beach. Free Wi-Fi available.

Mid-range

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Iseo’s harbour with Ambra hotel

  • Ambra hotelPorto Gabriele Rosa,2 (in front of the harbour) ,  fax+39 030 9821361 Quite old hotel in a beautiful location. Single room from 55€, double from 65€.
  • International hotelVia Martiri della libertà, 9 ,  fax+39 030 9840091 Recently restored, it has an indoor swimming pool. Double room from 88€.
  • Albergo RosaVia Roma, 47 ,  fax+39 030 9821445If you want to eat at the hotel’s restaurant and are not staying in this hotel, make sure to get reservations. Single room from 45€, double from 55€ +breakfast.
  • Agriturismo il ForestII Traversa di Via Roma (In the Iseo Mountains.) ,  fax+39 030 981640Beautiful view from the bedrooms. 40€ per person per day (50€ for single room).
  • Agriturismo La TesaVia Silvio Bonamelli, s.n..  On the hillside with horseback riding available.

Splurge

  • Iseolago hotelVia Colombera, 2 ,  fax+39 030 9889299 Linked with Lido Sassabanek (open air swimming pool and tennis grounds). It has a conference centre.
  • I due RoccoliVia Silvio Bonamelli ,  fax+39 030 9822980 From this hotel you can have a beautiful view on Lake Iseo.
  • Case Vacanza Borgo Lago SuitesVia Sambuco 23 ,   Quite expensive apartments in the town centre.

Telecommunications in Iseo

Free Wi-Fi is available in Piazza Garibaldi, Piazza Gabriele Rosa and the library. To use this connection, you must register at this site.

  • Iseo internet point di Iqbal Masood47, Via Pieve (near Pieve St. Andrea).  Phone and internet centre.

Go next

  • Monte Isola — The highest European lake island, reachable by boat from Iseo;
  • Brescia — The biggest town in the province, it is quite famous for the roman temple Capitolium and for St. Giulia’s Museum with Roman villas and Santa Giulia’s Royal Lombard Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage List site.

Current Covid-19 Infections in Italy, Lombardy

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Timeline of Covid-19 Infections in Italy, Lombardy

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Already eleven Corona Infections at the Pope’s Swiss Guard

In the Vatican, seven other members of the pope’s Swiss Guard tested positive for the corona virus . This increased the number of demonstrably infected guardsmen to eleven, as the Swiss Guard announced on Thursday. All infected people had been isolated, the message said. The brightly uniformed guards protect Pope Francis and his residence.

A major corona outbreak among the guards could therefore also be dangerous for the Pope, 83 years of age belongs to the risk group. The Argentinean pope had part of his right lung removed at the age of 21 due to severe pneumonia but he is considered relatively healthy for his age.

The Catholic media platform “Vatican News” reported in early October that the guardsmen had been asked to “be careful when dealing with the Pope” because of Corona. Face mask and social distancing are required, however a young man who was interviewed about his recruit swearing in (October 4th) said that Francis had already shaken his hand.

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Corona measures in Italy – Italy reacts to the 2nd Wave of Covid-19

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Italy introduced a nationwide facemask requirement in the open due to the increase in new infections. If you don’t wear a mask when leaving your apartment, you risk a fine of up to one thousand euros, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte recently announced. You do not need to wear a face mask when you are doing sport. The regulations do not apply in private rooms or in places where only one family is staying. Children under six years of age are also exempt from this obligation.

In view of the rising numbers, Italy’s Minister of Health Roberto Speranza also ordered mandatory tests for travelers from Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.

Another measure taken by the government shows how deep the shock of the first wave of more than 30,000 deaths still sits: It passed a law that prohibits the Italian regions from adopting measures that are less restrictive than those taken by Rome. However, you have the option of setting even stricter rules. Some regions, such as Lazio and Campania, had already decided that the public must wear a facemask.

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Lombardy Coronavirus Covid-19 Outbreak – Cases Quarantine Deaths Stats to Italy

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Lombardy or Lombardia is a northern region of Italy, and with 10 million people is the most populous one. Producing 1/5th of Italy’s GDP, it is also the mightiest economically. Geographically, Lombardy encompasses both Alps and Prealps in the north, and relatively flat plains in the south along the river Po and its tributaries. Between them there are many scenic lakes, and the alpine backdrop makes even the low-lying cities picturesque and the air rather fresh.

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Lombardy is heavily industrialized, although most of the industry is actually not heavy, but rather mid-sized specialized machinery-building and other assembly and engineering firms, as well as consumer industries such as foodstuffs and apparel. The regional capital, Milan, is Italy’s second-largest city and the foremost centre of commerce and a global fashion capital. Smaller cities also have considerable economic might, and have had so for many centuries, hence Lombardy is the region of Italy with the most UNESCO World Heritage List sites – and simply, a lot of history and scenic views to explore and enjoy.

  1. Lombardian Alps and Prealps (provinces of Bergamo, Brescia and Sondrio)
  2. Lake Como (provinces of Como and Lecco)
  3. Southern Lombardy (provinces of Cremona, Lodi, Mantova and Pavia)
  4. Grande Milano (provinces of Milan and Monza and Brianza)
  5. Varese

Cities

  • Milan (Milano, the capital of the province) – shares with Paris the title of fashion capital of the world, and is Italy’s second city.
  • Bergamo – a fairytale pastel-coloured city perched atop a hillside, and the gate to Bergamo Alps
  • Brescia – a major industrial powerhouse since the Ancient Roman times, and a UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Como – the city that gave the name to the popular lake
  • Cremona – home of Stradivarius violins, but also a wealth of ornate romanesque architecture
  • Lecco – a little and charming city situated on Como’s lake.
  • Mantua (Italian: Mantova) – the Ducal Palace has a cycle of frescoes by Mantegna that no art lover should miss.
  • Sondrio – the northernmost provincial capital situated amidst alpine mountain ranges
  • Varese – capital of the namesake province full of lakeside resorts, just 30 minutes from Malpensa airport

Other destinations

  • The magnificent lakes of Lake Como – take boat trips in the shadow of the Alps to the picturesque villages of BellagioVarenna and Tremezzo – Lake MaggioreLake Garda and Lake Lugano.
  • The tiny village of Erbusco, home of the award-winning wines of Franciacorta and L’Albereta, the country inn of Gualtiero Marchesi, one of Italy’s premier chefs
  • Moltrasio
  • The peninsula of Sirmione, on the south shore of Lake Garda
  • The Caves of Catullo, an archaeological site of a former Roman villa situated on the tip of the Sirmione peninsula
  • The Sirmione Spa, the largest privately owned thermal treatment centre in Italy
  • Val Camonica : UNESCO heritage site, medieval towns, castles, holy art in churches, roman sanctuary and theatre/amphitheatre, ski sports.
  • Oltrepò Pavese : Wine region in the utmost southern part of Lombardy, 70km from Milan, part of the Pavia province, medieval towns, castles, stunning views.

Understand

The Longobardis occupied the Peninsula in the 6th century, and the territory has been named after them ever since.

Lombardy is a prosperous region with fertile soil and a temperate climate. As in Piedmont, the Po Valley is the site of much heavy industry. High mountains in the north, marking Italy’s frontier with Switzerland, provide excellent skiing and climbing.

Get in

By plane

Three of Italy’s four busiest airports are in Lombardy:

  • Milan Malpensa Airport is an intercontinental airport, and Italy’s second aviation hub after Rome Fiumicino. It has multiple direct connections to Africa, Asia and North America, as well as across Europe, where it is served by both full-service and low-fare carriers.
  • Milano Linate is Milan’s city airport, served by business-oriented flights to European major commercial centres, as well as a dense Italian domestic network.
  • Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport is served almost exclusively by low-fare carriers, taking advantage of its proximity to both Milan and the Alps.

Despite only Linate being in the city and province of Milan, all three airports are marketed as serving the city. One can easily get to other destinations in the province from them, without necessarily changing in Milan. There is also a small airport in Brescia, which in recent years has seen next to no scheduled traffic.

Travel by train to Lombardy

Road and train links connect the region with Switzerland. As Switzerland is not part of the EU, there is a possibility that you will be delayed by checks at the border, although these are infrequent and usually not rigorous. Remember your passport.

Get around

There is a relatively dense railway network connecting cities and towns in Lombardy, although the layout is intricate and getting from one place to another may not be straightforward. You should be able to reach your destination within 1 or 2 hours by train. Otherwise, buses and minibuses link important destinations, especially those popular with tourists. Hubs are usually in regional centres, as well as near major railway stations and airports; you can try to change there if there are no direct connections. Regional train network is entirely managed by Trenord.

Regione Lombardia offers a good travel planner that lets you query the whole public transportation system.

If you plan to travel a lot, it might be worth buying a io viaggio ovunque in Lombardia pass ticket. Those tickets let you travel without limit on the entire public transport system in Lombardy, including regional trains, buses and city public transportation systems, but excluding some ferry boat lines. Although expensive, they can easily be a cheaper option than regular tickets if you travel long distances. Passes are sold at railway stations (at ticket box or automatic vending machines) and at ATM automatic vending machines. You can buy 1, 2, 3 or 7 day passes (16€, 27€, 32.5€, 43€ respectively – February 2020).

The railway company Trenord offers some good travel packages, under the Trenord Free Time name. The package usually includes a ticket to an attraction or a trip proposal and a train ticket to get to the destination. Most of them are really useful only if you depart from Milan. It’s worth to take a look at the offers as they can also suggest you some new or lesser known itinerary that you may like.

As the Autostrada A4 runs across Lombardy, with the road system radiating from its junctions, you can get around by car as well. The A4 frequently gets congested though and traffic jams can be long and excruciating, especially around Milan. Be aware that Italians drive fast and make no allowances for foreigners, so be sure you are OK with keeping up with the traffic and occasional displays of impatience from other drivers.

Milan, Bergamo and Brescia have efficient and extensive public transportation systems.

What to see in 

Do

  • Milan Fashion Weeks draw crowds of fashionistas to Milan every year.
  • La Scala in Milan is a mecca for opera aficionados.
  • You can enjoy water sports or more relaxed boating on the lakes.
  • The Alps offer opportunities for hiking or skiing.

Eat

Lombardy’s most famous culinary inventions are minestrone soup and osso buco (literally “ox knuckles”). To the west of Milan lie miles of rice fields, where the rice for risotto alla milanese is grown. Other typical dishes of the area include salumi (cold cuts) and polenta.

As in many other areas of Northern Italy, the aperitivo (pre-meal drink with appetisers, for which a small supplement might be charged) is very popular.

Drink

The wineries in Franciacorta, around Erbusco, produce many excellent wines. The region has been elevated to the status of DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita). Other remarkable zones for wine are Oltrepò Pavese (which is the zone around Pavia on the south banks of Po river) and the countrysides around Garda Lake.

Valtellina also produces excellent wines, famous for their strong taste and flavour.

As every big city in the world, Milan has also many high quality restaurants, wine bars and Enoteche (wine store) where you can find high class wines from all over the world.

Where to stay in Lombardy

Large cities, like Milan, Bergamo or Brescia, are important business centres, so they have sizeable bases of business-oriented hotels. They are local hubs with connections to destinations within their provinces, and getting between them is also reasonably quick via a variety of means of transportation (trains, express buses or cars across the A4). Do note that accommodation in Milan is generally expensive, and prices skyrocket during major events or fairs, such as the Milan Fashion Week.

Destinations along the lines of the lakes, as well as those in the Alps, are popular with tourists, so you will find a variety of accommodation options there, from luxurious resort hotels to simple B&Bs.

Stay safe in Lombardy

While Milan features many of the usual tourist traps and con acts, as well as sizeable number of pickpockets due to the number of tourists there, other destinations are generally safe, and you can feel secure and welcome there. Do note, however, that in case you need to contact the police they can have very limited English skills and also may not be able to help foreigners much.

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To the east is Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto, to the south is Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont is to the south and west. Switzerland lies to the north.

Current Covid-19 Infections in Italy, Lombardy

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Timeline of Covid-19 Infections in Italy, Lombardy

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