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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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                                                                                                      Amazing views and ultra clean, sleek place

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                                                                                                      The apartment is stunningly clean, sleek and modern. Very tastefully decorated and designed. The pool area is gorgeous and the views are literally breathtaking. The kitchen is well appointed and modern, and the apartment has all the facilities one would need for a family holiday. The owners and the agent are both wonderfully helpful and really went the extra mile to ensure our needs were met. A couple of minor drawback: The parking is very tight and annoying, the waste collections are extremely complicated and not explained very well. There are also no communal bins. There is only one air-con unit in the upstairs hall which doesn't really effectively cool the apartment. There was a serious lack of towels, we had to wash almost every day. Obviously the big one is no internet! The small drawbacks are not worth not staying, we would highly recommend this apartment as we had a wonderful, peaceful holiday in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable. Many thanks and we hope to visit again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic villa, beautiful location. Loved it!

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                                                                                                      My family and I stayed in this beautiful villa for two weeks, from 8th – 22nd July 2017. The villa has everything we could have hoped for, lots of space for our four teenagers to spread out in and really lovely open plan family seating areas (for lounging and dining) for us all to be together at meal times.  The gardens and pool are gorgeous and we spent most of our two weeks here with only the odd day out and about sightseeing. We ate in for breakfast, lunch and dinner almost every day, with a family of 7 to feed this was by far the easiest and cheapest option. The BBQ was pretty much always on! There are table tennis and table football tables down in the basement which we made good use of, with the basement also being the coolest area in the house. The facilities in this villa really are great, there is loads of space, the five bedrooms, with three en-suite bathrooms, were perfect for the size of family and meant there was no queueing for showers required. Seb (the owner) is very friendly and gave us lots of suggestions of places to visit and to eat.  Ranco itself is lovely, the small bar on the water (Bar Il Molo de Ranco) is a really nice place to visit any time of the day or night, with live music on at weekends and occasionally on week nights. The staff were very friendly and the drinks very reasonably priced. Just watch out for the mosquito’s on still evenings.  There is one small shop (delicatessen) a pharmacy and a couple of restaurants. These are all within walking distance of the villa. There are a few different local supermarkets – within a five minute drive of the villa. We swam in Lake Maggiore on a few occasions, our favourite spot being a little manmade sandy beach in Ispra (five minute drive from the villa). It was a quiet little haven with a small café and the beach allowed easy access into the lake.  We spent a day in Venice (a three hour drive) and a day in Rome (an hours’ drive) – both definitely worth a visit however take your walking shoes and lots of patience. They're very, very busy. We absolutely loved Lake Maggiore and what really made our holiday was the villa – absolutely perfect for our needs with amazing views of the lake and the mountains.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017