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Make a holiday rental, home or villa in Lombardy your home away from home

Lombardy is the northernmost of the 20 regions of Italy. Combining aspects of the Alps, Po Valley and its lakes, and some magnificent settlements, Lombardy is diverse and spectacular. The flats around Milan are an art lover’s haven whilst the hills and waterways at the edge of the Alps make taking accommodation in Lombardy a nature lovers treat.

Places to holiday in Lombardy, Italy

Lombardy is divided into twelve provinces; Milan, Como, Lecco, Lodi, Brescia, Mantova, Cremona, Sondrio, Pavia, Varese, Monza and Bergamo. Each province is different, and many are centred around huge tourist attraction, like the city of Milan, the Monza Grand Prix, the mountains and skiing of Sondrio or the cycling and golf of Brescia. Which self catering Lombardy holiday rental you decide upon will determine the flavour of your holiday to Lombardy.

Things to do in Lombardy, Italy

Lombardy is blessed with many artistic treats which should not be missed by any art-lover. The cradle of Romanesque architecture has staggering monuments in each of its cities, but of special note is the cathedral of Milan. In Mantova, Ducal Palace is home to an unbelievable cycle of frescos by Mantegna, and the piazza of Bergamo is probably the most beautiful in Italy. The national masterpiece of the elaborately decorated Charterhouse of Pavia is magnificent too.

One of the most well known activities in Lombardy is taking a boat trip along the spectacular Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, which allows a peaceful way to explore the beautiful aristocratic luxury villas of Lombardy, historic gardens, and picturesque villages all with the snow-capped backdrop of the Alps.

The beautiful landscape of Lombardy creates some magnificent walking and hiking, taking you through lush valleys, flower strewn meadows, wooded hills and to Italy’s largest waterfall at Vagli. There are also a range of excellent golf courses in Lombardy which remain open to the public.

Weather in Lombardy, Italy

The climate in Lombardy varies with altitude. Average temperatures for the region in summer hover around 28°C during the days. Winter temperatures vary enormously in Lombardy. It is cold in winter due to the altitude, and skiing in winter is a very popular activity, with temperatures dipping to around the 0°C mark.

Travel to Lombardy, Italy

A Lombardy holiday rental, or any accommodation in Lombardy is easily accessed. There are plenty of Airports in Lombardy, mainly centred around Milan. Linate (LIN), Malpensa (MXP) and Bergamo Airports (SWK) receive a large number of regular flights from over 24 British Airports, so finding the cheap flight to Lombardy which suits you should not be difficult.


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Superb

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Superb, spacious apartment equipped with all you could want, wonderful views of lake and mountains from the balconies, short distance to Bellagio, close to both passenger and car ferries, but best of all, the owner Gina, who was a most excellent host.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2018

The ideal idyl

5 of 5
It is hard to find words good enough to do justice to our experience of staying at Villa la Ruga. When we first arrived at the villa, our jaws dropped at the staggering views of the lake and surrounding mountains before us. Being right by the water, we felt totally uninterrupted and fully immersed in the breathtaking power of the area. Turning our attention to the villa itself, it was clear that this is a very special place indeed. Full of charm and equipped for our every need, we quickly began to feel very lucky to have found it! We had ample opportunity to explore lake Como. Hiking, driving, boating and ferries are all easily accessible. As truly wonderful as sightseeing was, returning to the villa always seemed like the pièce de résistance. Each evening, we found the perfect refuge to enjoy good company over a local wine next to a roaring fire. Meeting Francesco was sincerely one of the highlights of our stay. It is hard to imagine a host more intelligent, affable and helpful. Never intrusive, but always available, he helped us on so many occasions with matters great and small. One of our most magical experiences began with us setting off by boat directly from the villa. After a few hours scooting around the lake, we pulled up to a wonderful restaurant where we enjoyed a terrific lunch consisting of local cuisine. We have Francesco to thank for that whole experience! From setting up the boat, providing advice and directions to booking the restaurant itself, the whole experience was taken care of. Thank you so much! So many wonderful memories: breakfast on the patio; ping-pong tournaments; choosing wines from the cellar; talking about life and the world with Francesco; the best meals we have had in Italy (and we have been around!); waking to views of the lake; pizza delivery by candlelight; rugged hillsides; mystery water bottles; napping on the deckchairs; the stars above and below... I would normally describe something like this as the "trip of a lifetime". The only thing that stops me is that I can't wait to come again to repeat it! Hopefully Villa la Ruga and Francesco will be around for a long time so we can enjoy "many trips of a lifetime".
  • Review Submitted: Apr 03, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2018