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Top 10 must see works of art in lombardy

Lombardy's cultural heritage includes gorgeous villas, sculptures, impressive art collections and much more. Check out the ones you can't miss during your trip: 

 

  1. The Last Supper
    Leonardo Da Vinci
    's masterpiece and one of the most famous religious painting is in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
     
  2. Brera Picture Gallery
    The renowned museum boasts stunning collection of paintings from all over the world. A simple delight for all art lovers who can enjoy unique art pieces, like "The Kiss" by Francesco Hayez.
     
  3. Duomo of Milan
     A Gothic masterpiece and without any doubt Milan's emblematic symbol both for locals and tourists. At the very top of this architectural wonder, take a walk on its majestic roof, with its majestic pinnacles, that look like as if they were touching the sky, and get a breathtaking view over the city. And don't forget to take a closer look at the beloved "Madunina"!
     
  4. Piazza Ducale in Vigevano
    With its 138 meters of length and 46 of width, this magnificent square, one of the finest examples of the Renaissance movement, is the heart of the city and its main meeting place, surrounded all around by unique arcades facing the Cathedral.
     
  5. Palazzo Te
    This gorgeous palace created by Giulio Romano dates back to the 16th century and was believed to be the hideaway for the tormented love between Duke Federico II Gonzaga and Isabella Boschetti. Today it houses a museum with art exhibitions being held on a regular basis.
     
  6. Certosa di Pavia
     Monks and priests have paid tribute to this unique monastery since the 15th century. A marvelous example of religious architecture, with its exuberant cloisters, is definitely on top of the list while passing by the streets of Pavia.  
     
  7. Royal Villa of Monza and gardens
     When in Monza, stop for a second and take a look at this majestic palace: a pompous villa, which has been recently renovated and has been brought back to its original splendor. Take a tour inside the villa and experience the luxurious lifestyle of those times.
     
  8. Villa Borromeo
    Situated in Lainate, close to Milan, this stunning villa is the perfect combination of architectural elegance and natural luxury. The cherry on top of it: the magnificent Nymphaneum along with original jeau d'eau, all enclosed in a beautiful and enchanting garden. A must see! 
     
  9. Bellagio
    Known locally as the "Pearl of Lario", Bellaggio is a charming town situated on Lake Como. A romantic place, one of Italy's finest, that can truly be considered as a natural piece of art.
     
  10. Borromeo Fortress in Angera
    The Borromeo Fortress in Angera is the symbol of the town of Angera that stands on top of a rocky hill. Today houses the Doll Museum. The first of its kind in Italy and founded in 1988, over the years the collection has been enriched with sections devoted to children's toys and clothing.

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