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9 places surrounded by nature

If you want to spend a day in contact with nature, we recommend these really special destinations.

Let us propose an itinerary of the Mincio and Po rivers along a single, magical way.

It is a 45km itinerary starting with the Mincio, then go with the whole family and enjoy the landscape of the Po valley.

The Mincio itinerary lasts about an hour and a half but we recommend to spend the entire day in order to immerse yourselves into the natural and cultural wonders you will stumble upon.

When in Mantua, do not miss Palazzo Te. If you are culture enthusiasts dedicate some time to the  Palazzo Ducale and  Castello di San Giorgio.

After admiring these imposing man-made structures, pedal towards the banks of the Laghi di Mezzo and Inferiore and the Riserva Naturale della Vallazza. It is possible to watch grey or red herons in this protected habitat.

Once you arrive to Governolo, cross the bridge heading to San Giacomo and San Nicolò. Now you can begin the Po itinerary.

The last stage of this trail is Borgo Virgilio. Consider visiting the Corte Virgiliana, a rural villa owned by the Gonzaga, the Stronghold of Pietole built by French general François de Chasseloup-Laubat, an envoy of Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Montorfano oasis

Here is a forest reborn thanks to WWF: the Oasis of Montorfano, in the Municipality of Melegnano.
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Cycling from Tresenda to Prato Valentino

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Valsassina and the Grigne

From one-day trips that anyone can enjoy, to climbing on the vertical walls of the Grigne, through to splendid hikes leading up to the mountain refuges
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Valsassina and the Grigne

The High Route of Valmalenco – 7th stage

Rif Bignami (2382 m) - A Gembrè (2190 m) - A Val Poschiavina (2230 m) - Passa Canciano (2464 m) - Passo Campagneda (2601 m) - Rif. Cristina (2227 m)
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If you are looking to cool down a little in the summer heat, here are a few suggestions.
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Bruschera Oasis

On the shore of Lake Maggiore, it is a small paradise, a place of passage and nesting of various species of birds.
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Tibetan bridges, the attraction of height without the risk

Four suspension bridges in Lombardy
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Bergamo Valle di Scalve, nature, peace and quiet

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Levadina

Walking in the Levadina Oasis of San Donato Milanese, an opportunity to spend an afternoon immersed in nature.
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Levadina

Cliff climbing in Sondrio and Valmalenco

Climbing aficionados will find many great spots in our area.
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Castelveccana

Breathtaking views and green woods characterize Castelveccana, a charming village situated on the shores of Lake Maggiore.
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Castelveccana and its districts, among cycle tourism, history and culture

Fontanili park

Parco dei Fontanili: the ideal place to live in the green and spend your free time.
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Fontanili Park

In search of the king of mushrooms

Mushroom hunting in Lombardy. Three foolproof destinations for gathering the most delicious porcini mushrooms: Valtellina, Val Brembana, and Val d'Intelvi
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Andar per funghi in Lombardia

Spine-tingling Lombardy: discovering 5 mysterious places in our region

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Lombardia da brivido - Faccia del Diavolo

Snowshoe walking in Prato Valentino: Anello Verdomana

Silenzio ovattato, inebriante profumo di bosco, tracce di animali selvatici sulla neve e fantastici panorami. È quanto si può godere compiendo un'attività fisica alla portata di tutti e poco dispendiosa: le escursioni con le racchette da neve.
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Snowshoe walking in Prato Valentino: Anello Verdomana

Brabbia Marsh

Brabbia Nature Reserve: the most important wetland in Lombardy.
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Palude Brabbia: a protected area

Livignese Park

Park of considerable environmental interest, for the naturalness of the typically alpine landscape and for the richness of the fauna patrimony.
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Livignese park

Shades of fall - excursions to discover the foliage

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Shades of fall - excursions to discover the foliage