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25th April Weekend in Lombardy

Why not get out and explore? You can organise some unforgettable days out with a wide range of interesting activities.

At the end of this first month in Spring, we all want to get out and enjoy the sunshine, the surroundings, and some great food. 

 

The 25th April bank holiday is just before the last weekend in the month and adds an extra day off you can enjoy in Lombardy. Choose from days out of town, with sunshine, great settings, and exhibitions for young and old alike, or take the opportunity to enjoy typical cuisine and raise a glass to the coming summer, with events to suit all tastes. 

 

25th April in Nature.
If you want to enjoy some of Lombardy's greener areas, sports, and movement, the perfect mix is available this public holiday. If you’d rather be out with the family, then why not choose some bike touring, following one of these 10 cycling itineraries? If you’d rather keep both feet on the ground, then you can choose 6 easy routes with children, for mountain walks suited to all ages. The more adventurous among you can find an adrenaline rush just around the corner, with these 5 action sport destinations to explore if you are looking for sailing, canoeing and plenty of other thrills. And if you would like to spend time on Lombardy’s lakes, then you can also do it while paragliding, on a guided tour, or enjoying a peaceful picnic: the weekend is in your hands, with so many activities to enjoy on Lombardy’s lakes.

 

Art and Culture on 25th April
The thirst for knowledge doesn’t take a holiday, especially in the ever-inquisitive minds of children. Here we have 6 interactive museums to stimulate the imagination and creativity of little visitors, from Varese to Milan, and from Brescia to Pavia. It is also a great opportunity to feel king or queen for the day, taking your imagination on a walk through the past, while touring the 7 castles to visit at least once in a lifetime. Or, if you want to seek out the more hidden beauties of tradition, authenticity and typical architecture, then why not visit the 26 of the most beautiful villages in Italy, in Lombardy?

 

Food and Wine Weekends in Lombardy
In a Region with 264 traditional products - 34 with PDO and PGI certification - and 13 Slow Food presidia, there is definitely an opportunity to put this weekend to good use, travelling among the delights and unique flavours of Lombardy. Traditional wine making will take you on a tour of the great varieties on a trip around the region’s wineries, discovering grapes, vines and DOC wines, from well known varieties others, just waiting to be discovered. Or you can follow the taste route on board the Treno dei Sapori for a tasting journey on one of the vast choice of itineraries between Brescia and Pisogne.

Discover the events available this 25th April weekend

Castle open day 2024 Various provinces - 25th April 2024
24 castles, palazzos and villages in the Bergamo, Brescia, Cremona and Milan areas open their doors to offer you a taste of the Middle Ages, with history, traditions, art and architecture.
See the opening times on the Po Valley website Pianura da Scoprire

 

Soncino Festival 2024Rocca di Soncino (CR) - 25th April 2024
The splendid Rocca di Soncino welcomes young and old to its 13th Soncino Fantasy, an event completely dedicated to the fantasy universe and to one of its key worlds, that of The Lord of the Rings. For more information about times, tickets and how to get there, see the official Soncino Festival website.

 

Panoramic trekking on Mount San Martino - Lecco (LC)  - 25th April 2024
If you fancy a breathtaking 25th April, then there is nothing better than a day out in the open air with panoramic views to finish. That is what awaits you on this trek up to the peak of Mount San Martino, where each stage will give you different views out over the lake and surrounding mountains. For details and technical information, visit the official Association website.

 

A short walk with friends: Brunate - San Maurizio - Menaggio (CO) - 27th April 2024
This route, which sets out from Brunate, offers you a day out in the woods joined by other enthusiasts like you, one step after another.

 

Bellano - Varenna: the pearls of Lario along the Viandante trail - Bellano (LC) - 27th April 2024
In the last weekend of April, the Viandante trail is a great choice of route for a day out in the stunning scenery of the shores of Lake Como, on the Lecco side. All of the details you need to get going can be found at the official Association website.

 

European Photography Festival 2024 - Cairate (VA) - from 24/03/2024 to 28/04/2024Until 28th April, the 22nd European Photography brings a double exhibition by Armando Bottelli and Rui Pires with it to Cairate. A splendid journey into nature and into the Berber world through photography. 

 

Moon walk to the Calanchi di Nivione - Varzi (PV) - 28 April 2024
Walking on the moon in the Oltrepò Pavese area? It may seem strange, but that is what a geo-trek through the ravines accompanied by an expert nature guide, might feel like. To take part, see the official website of Calyx Turismo.

 

Spring Festival - Rovetta (BG) - 28th April 2024
Markets, crafts and activities for younger visitors will colour your Sunday, all dedicated to celebrating Spring in the heart of the province of Bergamo.

 

Trail dei sentè - Tresivio (SO) - 28th April 2024
Very first edition of a trip into the mountains, open to all, among the “senté”, the rural and mountain routes in the area around Tresivio. For more information about prices, times, and equipment requirements, see the organiser’s official website

 

Wandering with taste 2024 - Val Vestino (BS) - 28th April 2024
A journey through the flavours of Val Vestino: several stages with local specialities, traditions and ancient crafts in 5 tasting points.
To see all the events available on the 25th April long weekend in Lombardy, visit the ”Events” section and filter the locations of choice.
 

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