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Lombardy is one of the 20 regions of Italy and it's capital is Milan. The region's total area is 9,206 sq mi and total population is 9,939,193 in 2011 estimation it has largest population of any Italian region it is the largest population of any Italian region. The population is concerted in the industrial cities of the upper plains and foothills, with secondary concentrations in the rich farmlands in the south. It is bounded by the Alps and Switzerland to the north and Emilia-Romagna to the south. Piedmonte and Valle D'Aosta boundary Lombardy to the west and the Veneto and Alto-Adige regions on the east. The region is also an agricultural center, but an industrial and commercial one, as Milan is an international center of business and fashion. The region's official language is Italian and they are used local language is vigorously. Lombardy is home to Italy's well-known lakes Maggiore, Como and Garda that lie at the foot of the Alps. The city has many tourist destinations include the historic, cultural and artistic cities of Milan, Brescia, Mantua, Pavia, Como, Cremona, Bergamo, Sondrio, Lecco, Lodi, Varese, Monza, and the lakes of Garda, Como, Maggiore, and Iseo. Lombardy is a most important economic center, producing one fifth of Italy's GDP, and it is also a highly occupied area, including about one sixth of Italy's population.
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Lombardy Demographics
Lombardy total population - 9,939,000

Lombardy Provinces
Bergamo Province, Lombardy - 1,070,000 Population
Brescia Province, Lombardy - 1,220,000 Population
Como Province, Lombardy - 580,000 Population
Cremona Province, Lombardy - 350,000 Population
Lecco Province, Lombardy - 334,000 Population
Lodi Province, Lombardy - 220,000 Population
Mantova Province, Lombardy - 400,000 Population
Milan Province, Lombardy - 3,121,000 Population
Monza and Brianza Province, Lombardy - 840,000 Population
Pavia Province, Lombardy - 535,000 Population
Sondrio Province, Lombardy - 180,000 Population
Varese Province, Lombardy - 860,000 Population

Lombardy Attractions
Piazza Vecchia
Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore
Santa Maria Presso di San Satiro
The Upper City (La Citta Alta)
Certosa di Pavia
The Last Supper
Villa Balbianello
Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro
Basilica di S. Ambrogio
Monumental Cemetery
Museo di Palazzo Ducale
Villa Carlotta
Gallerie d'italia piazza della Scala
Funicular Railway
Mottolino Fun Mountain
Lake Como
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Baptistry
Eremo Santa Caterina del Sasso
Parco di Monza
Campanone o Torre Civica
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Museo Poldi Pezzoli
Cinema Arcadia
Teatro Sociale
Piazza Ducale
Duomo Square
Santuario Madonna di Tirano
Castello Sforzesco
Civico Planetario "Ulrico Hoepli"
Jungle Raider Park
Brera Picture Gallery
Eremo di Sant'Alberto di Butrio
Navigli District
La Triennale di Milano

Lombardy Recreation Culture and Attractions
Lombardy people follow the hustle-and-bustle of modern life, like to that of most big northern European cities, might best describe life in Milan, which dominates Lombardy. The region culture described as business-like which is suitable, as Milan is the business, finance, fashion, transportation, and information center of all Italy. In the epipaleolithic time Lombardy's culture was developed. Lombardy's food and wine is also of famous cultural interest. Rice is a popular crop in the region, included in risotto's and soups. Risotto alla Milanese is world famous. Lombardy produces numerous wines, but it is most notable for its luminous wines from Franciacorta and Oltrepo Pavese. There are many different types of museums. The fast pace of Milan and its environment is difference greatly with the life in the fields, and life in the smaller cities, towns and villages on the plains, on the lakes, and in the hills. But, overall, the people know how to live well with abundant good food, wine, art and culture, readily reachable outdoor activities, and sufficient vacation time in which to enjoy it. Lombardy's people like opera and soccer sports.

Lombardy History
Lombardy's history begins over two thousand years ago. Long before the Romans occupied Italy, the Etruscans, a prehistoric tribe of unknown origin, spread to Lombardy from their base in Tuscany. The region suffered a lot in the barbarian invasions that finished the Western Roman Empire, and from AD 568 to 774 it was the center of the kingdom of the Lombards, a Germanic people who gave their name to the region. After a period of uncertainty, power increasingly passed from feudal lords to autonomous communes, and a general economic revival occurred. In the period of 11th and 12th century there was a quality Lombard Romanesque architecture, and throughout the Renaissance Lombardy had an affluent school of painting whose leading figures were Bernardino Luini and Gaudenzio Ferrari. The city of Milan was temporarily the capital of the Western Roman Empire in the 4th century but was unnoticed by the victorious Lombards who, as well giving their name to the region, made Pavia the center of their kingdom. Milan developed the strongest city in Lombardy early in the 14th century and went on to institute its rule over most of the neighboring towns, though it had to yield Brescia and Bergamo to Venice and the city of Mantua remained independent. The name "Lombardy" came to assign the full of Northern Italy until the 15th century and sometimes later. The region of Lombardy varied with the Roman populace of Lombardy, and the result is the rich and exclusive culture of Lombardy that persists to this day. Lombardy became one of the academic centers leading to Italian confederation. Now the Lombardy straddles a life of business and modernity with beautiful scenery, magnificent and peaceful lake towns are contrasted by the busy lifestyle of Milan.

Lombardy Flag

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Lombardy Tourism
Lombardy is one of the major tourist destinations in Italy. There are many tourism information offices for serve all tourist visitors. Milan is a big tourist destination for business travellers because a lot of tourists also spend a day or more there before moving on. Mainly the Milan is attracts the football fans, while Monza, just exterior the city, is the home of the Italian Grand Prix. Art-lovers will not want to overlook the masterpieces in the city's galleries. Lombardy is the region that melds the famous city of Milan with the beauty of the Italian landscape.

Lombardy Government
The region of Lombardy has presidential representative democracy. The region executive power is trained by the Regional Government and legislative power is conferred in the Regional Council. The Italian Communist Party was a substantial existence only in the eastern and southern parts of Lombardy from the late 1960s to the mid 1980's. Now the region stayed as a conformist stronghold that gave about 60 per cent of its votes to Silvio Berlusconi at the last general election.

Lombardy Economy
The region economy mostly based secrets are agriculture, transportation, tourism, industries and commercial. Lombardy's economy is most developed for the growth of the region. The region can roughly be separated into three areas as regards the dynamic activity. Milan, where the services sector makes up for 65.3% of the employment; a group of provinces, Varese, Como, Lecco, Bergamo and Brescia, highly industrialized, while in the two latter ones, in the plains, there is also a rich agricultural sector. Other economic manufactures include electrical appliances, textiles, furniture, processed foods, chemicals, and leather.

Lombardy Geography
Lombardy is one of the Italian regions. It shares their borders to the north Switzerland, to the south Italian regions of Emilia-Romagna, to the east Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto and to the west Piedmont. There are 3 distinct natural zones can be fairly simply renowned in the Lombardy region: mountains, hills and plains the latter being divided in Alta and Bassa. There are many great lakes of Lombardy, all of glacial origin, are establish in this area they are from west to east are Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano, Lake Como, Lake Iseo, Lake Idro, and Lake Garda, the largest in Italy. Lombardy has continental climate.

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3/30/2012 jamieWrite Comment
A Farewell to Arms
Ernest Hemingway's novel, A Farewell to Arms takes place during World War I and is set in Lombardy.
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